“I hope that a female wins this year. If not me then one of the other girls. But everybody here has been amazing so I really don’t know.”—Filipino-Mexican-American belter Jessica Sanchez, on making it to the American Idol Top 8
“As a domestic worker I have experienced the kind of abuse and creeping exploitation that can go on in a private house, where there is never a clocking-off time, and you are vulnerable to the predations of men (and women) who know you are powerless. The right to change employer is a very important protection for domestic workers, it allows us the chance to say no to abuse.”— UK-based domestic worker and human rights campaigner Marissa Begonia, on recent UK visa changes. She calls them “a return to Victorian-era slavery,” and claims that tighter rules will create a more conducive environment for abuse.
“Kung gagawin lang naman nya ang simpleng bagay na magpresent ng dokumento eh di simple. Tapos na yung kaso. First step pa lang to wala pa nga tayo sa pag-assess sa kanya… The sooner he submits, the sooner this controversy will die down.”— Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, on Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s tax case
“You here in the Philippines, you are very lucky. You live in a spectacular place. However, sadly, many plants and animals are threatened with extinction because of the actions of us humans. We need to change our ways because extinction is forever. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.”—
- Herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr, on Philippine wildlife *
* Barr studies reptiles and amphibians. He has hosted over 100 documentaries for National Geographic and is planning to spend the next few years in Asia to concentrate on the region’s wildlife.
“Hindi madaling makalimot. May mga masasakit na nangyari. Ang pinakamalaking nawala sa akin: ang pangalan ko.”— Senator Manny Villar on the 2010 Presidential Elections, in an interview with Karen Davila on ANC Headstart, 20 March 2012
They say they are “Grown Up,” like the title of their latest disc. They constantly reassess themselves in a strikingly carefree, frank and joyful manner, only possible in the blossom of one’s youth. They have a five-year career, though, “veterans” by this fast industry’s standards. They have built multinational stardom on a string of No. 1 hits and drama appearances.
But, as all members only just graduated from high school, they say they are still hungry for growth. They attribute this to their curiosity, musical and personal. (READ MORE)
SAN FRANCISCO - Apple’s new iPad uses chips made by Qualcomm, Broadcom , Samsung Electronics and other semiconductor makers, according to a firm that cracked open one of the devices.
The newest iPad went on sale in Australia early on Friday, and at the front of a line of fans hoping to get hold of the 4G-ready tablet computer was a tinkerer from California gadget-repair firm iFixit, who quickly took one apart for a Web blog. (READ MORE)
What do I do with Jessica Sanchez? First, she just has to sing my musical pet peeve. Then she forces me to eat humble pie.
When people aren’t butchering it, “I Will Always Love You” is a song of haunting beauty. Yes, it’s the mother of all musical clichés. But clichés are born when someone plumbs a universal truth and then distills this into an expression so recognizable, so undisputable, that the rest of us simply adopt it.
Most wannabes shriek when they do a Houston. Jessica is not Whitney. (READ MORE)
“I’m the accidental musician. I never thought I’ll be in music. I thought I was just passing through then I’d grow up and find something else.”—Musician Bamboo, on ANC Headstart with Karen Davila (March 9, 2012)
Dalawang estudyanteng magkaaway ang pinag-boxing diumano ng isang guro sa Marikina. Nakunan pa ito sa video na ipinadala ng ating Bayan Patroller. - Nagpa-Patrol, Sol Aragones. TV Patrol, Marso 6, 2012, Martes
Bumilib tayo sa kabayanihang ipinakita ni Kabang, ang asong sumagip sa dalawang bata sa Zamboanga City. Pero kinailangang isakripisyo nito ang sarili at masira ang kanyang mukha. Ngayong siya naman ang nangangailangan para magamot, isang malaking organisasyon ng mga dog owners ang nangako ng suporta para sa kanya. TV Patrol, Pebrero 22, 2012, Miyerkules
Hindi matatawaran ang galing ng mga Pinoy sa paggawa ng pelikula. Iyon nga lang dahil sa kawalan ng maayos na film preservation sa bansa, karamihan sa mga antigong pelikulang Pinoy ang nasira na. Bandila, Pebrero 21, 2012, Martes