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Thursday, November 27th, 2008

Subject:HALA! Mga Bayot Sayaw!
Time:11:09 am.
Mood: amused.
20 Gayest Songs Of All Time
(according to http://www.samesame.com.au)

20. Dolly Parton - 9 To 5
19. Comin Out Crew - Free Gay & Happy
18. Village People - In The Navy
17. Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
16. Village People - Macho Man
15. Judy Garland - Over The Rainbow
14. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy
13. Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out
12. Cher - Believe
11. Gloria Gaynor - I Am What I Am
10. Alicia Bridges - I Love The Nightlife
09. Madonna - Vogue
08. Olivia Newton-John - Xanadu
07. Kylie Minogue - Better The Devil You Know
06. Pet Shop Boys - Go West
05. Kylie Minogue - Your Disco Needs You
04. The Weathergirls - It's Raining Men
03. Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive
02. Village People - Y.M.C.A.
01. Abba - Dancing Queen

Which of these songs are your favorites? Hehehehehe!
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Subject:My GADD! That Vampire
Time:5:31 pm.
Mood: horny.
If this is the vampire, would you be afraid? Or would you just let him bite you in the neck?

Damn! He is just so HOT!

That is Cam Gigandet as James in the movie "Twilight" (Just in case you still do not know?)
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Saturday, November 8th, 2008

Subject:In Fairness to Sarah Palin
Time:11:11 am.
From the day John McCain announced that Sarah Palin was his running mate, I was already skeptical. My initial reaction was, this move was an attempt to catch the Hillary voters.

That skepticism turned to disgust after hearing her in those interviews and her relishing her role as an attack dog. Palin's repeating those "palling around with terrorist" lines no matter how many facts checks were released stating that it isn't true was irritating.

But in fairness to her, bad comments coming after the election about her (i.e. Palin thought that Africa is a country) which allegedly came from McCain's top advisers are equally disgusting. These are the people who vetted for her, people who said that she can be just one heartbeat away from the most powerful position in the world. And now they are all saying these. If these are the kind of people surrounding McCain, it is no longer surprising why they failed in this election.

Here's what CNN's Campbell Brown has to say to these people:

Embedded video from CNN Video
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Friday, January 19th, 2007

Subject:Fall of a Con Artist
Time:10:43 am.
Mood: groggy.
Sorry that I wasn't updating my LJ. Nope, I wasn't busy, these are just the moments were I am too lazy to write. Anyway, here's a story that happened almost two years ago. I wrote this story last year but failed to published it here. The reason why I am publishing this now is that two weeks ago I chatted with a guy from Bacolod and he became a victim of the person involved in this story. Also, that guy from Bacolod told me that Steve (the character of the story) is going aroung Negros, Bohol and Cebu. So this may be a warning to my friends there in Visayas and to those who would be reading this blog. Here's the story.

November 15, 2005. I was surprised when I checked my cellphone and found out that there were already four missed calls and seven unread messages from the same number coming from someone not listed in my phonebook. I was only out from my office for less than 5 minutes to buy some snacks at a nearby Mini-Stop and to receive that many calls, it must be urgent.

The first message reads (and sent four times), “Jason, Steve here. Are your busy? I need your help.”

Followed by another message (sent three times), “I need your legal advice, I am in the police station right now.”

“Finally,” I said to myself, “the law caught up with him.”

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Thursday, September 21st, 2006

Subject:tWS ONLINE
Time:9:01 am.
Mood: cheerful.
Today, in commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law by then President Ferdinand Marcos, the Weekly Sillimanian (tWS), Silliman University's Student Publication and one of the country's longest running weekly campus publication, will launch its online version - the www.weeklysillimanian.net.

You may ask, what is the relation with martial law and tWS? When Marcos declared Martial Law, tWS was one of the first campus publication that Marcos ordered to close down allegedly becuase of its subersive arrticles (read: Anti-Marcos). Launching tWS at this date is a better way of saying that camous journalism is well and alive in this part of the country.

tWS is also celebrating its 103 anniversary and they will be having an exhibit today featuring testimonials of former member of the staff. I was asked to made a one paragraph testimonial. But really1 how can you contain in one paragraph the wonderful memories I have with tWS that helped define who I am now. I am sure the organizers would understand. This is what I wrote:
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Monday, September 4th, 2006

Subject:Keys Me by Alyssa Alano
Time:3:03 pm.

This is the video that started it all. Becuase of this video, Alysa Alano was transformed to a nameless member of the Viva Hot Babe into a celebrity.

Gad! For us who tried to study English and would rather be dead than be caught with the most terrible diction while on stage, this video is really something to think about! HAHAHAHAHA!

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Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Subject:GOOD NEWS!
Time:9:57 am.
Mood: excited.
Ma'am Rose Baseleres sent me a text message yesterday.

The Silliman University School of Communication is now officially the Silliman University College of Mass Communication. The SU Board of Trustees has just upgraded our school in their meeting last August 27, 2006. Kudos to the people who made this possible.

What a nice gift for our Ruby Year!
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Subject:The LaSallista Song
Time:2:01 pm.

Back in Dumaguete, I have never really experienced any competition from other school. I mean, there was Silliman and others (hehehehehe! Joke lang).

That is why I find the rivalry between La Salle and Ateneo as exciting and, for most of times, amusing.

This video says it all. Asaran with creativity!
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Friday, August 25th, 2006

Subject:My Celebrity look alikes!
Time:11:22 am.
Mood: amused.
Got this from Daz page:

I tried different pictures and the results were interesting, if not amusing! hehehehehe!

My Celebrity Look-alikesCollapse )
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Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Time:8:53 am.
Mood: pleased.
For his ignorance, bigotry and by being plainly an asshole, former Supreme Court Justice Isagani Cruz got what he deserves from writers who had the wits and the logic to say how stupid he was.

Here's a column by Manuel L. Quezon III (grand son of the late President Manuel Quezon)and a letter by Jonathan Best, all published at the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
The grand inquisitor
By Manuel L. Quezon III,

(Published on page A15 of the August 14, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

KURT VONNEGUT ONCE OBSERVED, “FOR SOME reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with Tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere.” Vonnegut was pointing out the basic immorality of society’s self-proclaimed moral custodians. Hate the sin but love the sinner? But that opens to a possible debate on what is sin.

How much easier, more certain and eminently satisfying to decree, Kill them all. God will know His own.” The result is the perversion of the finer instincts of religion into a false trinity—faith, hope and bigotry, setting aside charity which represents an inconvenient truth: Christ was friend to prostitutes and tax collectors, and He debated even with the devil. Must Christianity end with Christ?

Retired Supreme Court Justice Isagani Cruz says that his vigorous and vicious condemnation of gays,lesbians and transgendered people is not supposed to incite hatred and intolerance—or to be precise, that he is not invoking a blanket condemnation of all gay people. He only objects to some, not all. For example, he has nothing but the most generous and respectful thoughts for those who conform to what he finds tasteful and tolerable behavior. And what is tasteful and tolerable as far as his wounded sensibilities are concerned? A minority meekly and absolutely surrendering to the tyranny of the majority, a sub-culture reduced to the subhuman, in which the individual is instructed to live out, every day, a total repudiation of the self. Cruz demands the elimination of a diverse and rich culture—one that is as much a mirror of society’s larger complexities as it is an alternative to some of the worst instincts and features of the broader culture for which he has stepped forward as spokesman—because the minority displeases and disgusts him.

He would have me, and everyone else like me be a slave, a fugitive, a hypocrite and, most of all, a coward. And I find that disgusting. I find it neither reasonable nor acceptable. I do not even find it understandable. Cruz does not understand us, does not want to, would be unwilling to. Yet he says he hates only some, not all, of us, and expects “some of us” to embrace and thank him?

For what? That he reserves his scorn only for hairdressers and fashion designers? That he respects me, the writer, but heaps abuse on someone else because that someone uses slang I don’t use, speaks louder than I do, wears what I don’t wear—and those superficial differences are the things that guarantee me (and those who behave otherwise) Cruz’s respect?

I will not embrace him, not for that, much less shake his hand or offer him the opportunity for civilized disagreement. For he is blind to the civilization to which I belong, and to the fundamental identity I share with those he despises. Whether we have a little learning or not, whether we speak in the same manner or not, regardless of what we wear and what mannerisms we choose to exhibit, we are the same, for in the fundamental things—those we choose to love, to have relationships with and with whom we aspire to share a life marked by a measure of domestic bliss and emotional contentment—there is no difference. To permit Cruz to make such distinctions is to grant him and all those like him an intolerable—because it is fundamentally unjust—power to define myself and those like me.

When he casts the law as an instrument for prosecution, persecution and discrimination, he must be fought. That he discredits polite behavior by portraying civilized discourse as a fancy disguise for his uncritical obedience and intolerant enforcement of uniformity; that he defames religion by turning it into an ideology of hate; that he makes a mockery of filial piety by insisting that tyrannical instincts should be cultivated among the elderly and enforced upon their direction—these should inspire not pity for his moral dementia; these must provoke anger. And condemnation.

To be different is to be held in suspicion. The nonconformist is a subversive. Subversion and rebellion make societies become more generous, more diverse, more compassionate—and an individual more free. For the inability—or unwillingness—to see rebellion as a virtue and not a flaw is what provokes the uncomprehending hostility that makes the anxious herd stifle dissent and stamp out anything different. But humanity is not a herd, and being human demands a vigilance against the kind of provocations that start stampedes.

I will respect anyone’s convictions, but only to the extent you will respect mine. Goodwill inspires the same; tolerance results in cooperation. But I will not be told whom to love, whom to be friends with, what culture to represent, what mannerisms and interests to adopt and, much less, discard. I will not modify my behavior or limit my pleasures merely to please Cruz or bigots like him. The respect gays, lesbians and transgendered people experience is a brittle kind, but hard-won. Far more has to be won, in terms of actual legislation or in every sphere of our lives where discrimination virtually takes place every day.

The behavior Cruz finds so obnoxious is the price he and everyone else must pay for the pink triangles of the German concentration camps, the labor camps and prison cells of Soviet Russia and Communist China and Cuba, the merciless beatings and taunts endured by so many over so long a time. It is his punishment for representing a society whose instincts remain fundamentally murderous toward anyone different. If he weren’t such a hate-monger, he might realize it’s no punishment at all, and that society is all the better for the increased prominence of gays.

Hate-speech as journalism

(Published on Page A14 of the August 17, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

IN his Aug. 12 column, Isagani A. Cruz ranted about the terrible vulgarity of gay hairdressers and effeminate schoolboys and he warned the Philippine nation lest it loses its masculine virility. (In 2003, he targeted gays on TV shows in a somewhat less hysterical article.) Cruz waxed nostalgic of the simpler days of his youth when hardly a gay could be spotted on the streets of Manila. Was he born during the Spanish Inquisition?

Cruz offered apologies to the "decorously discreet" homosexuals he respects -- among them the "less than manly" dress designers (who are acceptable as long as they manage to repress their "condition"). If he had the guts he would also have apologized to the distinguished heads of several major Philippine corporations, Catholic and Protestant priests, movie stars, famous athletes, military men and millions of Average Filipino men and women who are active homosexuals and lesbians enjoying their "condition" just fine.

Cruz launched himself into plain, old-fashioned bullying and gay-bashing, while trying to pass off hate-speech as respectable journalism. Social commentators are welcome to criticize gay culture all they want, we criticize ourselves mercilessly at times and accept criticisms from straight friends and honest critics when appropriate.

But Cruz is not a friend or thoughtful critic. He is a bigot and a hate-monger. He singled out the most vulnerable members of the gay community -- the youth and transgendered and the marginalized workers among them -- who have few options when dealing with their sexuality. He growled about the "homos" in religious processions and asked if the Philippines would be converted into a nation of "sexless persons." He fumed that some people are advocating that homosexuals be given equal rights as "male and female persons."

He menacingly boasted how gays were "mauled" in the 1970s when his five "macho" sons were in school. Despite being a former lawyer, he conveniently ignored the fact that violent gay-bashing is considered a serious hate-crime in most civilized nations.

Sadly, Cruz's self-righteous tirade is pointed to a direction where so many Demagogues and hate groups have gone before. The Church in the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition proclaimed homosexuals an abomination in the eyes of God and sent hundreds of thousands of gays to be tortured and burned alive. Offending men were tied together and burned like faggots of wood, hence, our modern-day nickname "faggots."

The Nazis used gas chambers and the Red Guards in Shanghai used baseball bats because they felt bullets were too expensive to waste on "bourgeois degenerates." The American Klu Klux Klan castrated and lynched gays. And now Islamic fundamentalist death squads in Iraq and Iran are beheading gay men and lesbians in the name of their "all-merciful" God.

JONATHAN BEST, Tambo, Parañaque City
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

Time:10:59 am.
Mood: enraged.
As a legal luminary, I have high respects for former Supreme Court Justice Isagani Cruz. I mean, his textbook is what we used for our Political Law class.

I never realized that for a someone whom we expect logic, open-mindedness and intelligence, he could write something illogical, poorly research (or nothing at all!) opinion.

The guy must be turning senile!
'Don we now our gay apparel’
By Isagani Cruz

Published on Page A10 of the August 12, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

HOMOSEXUALS before were mocked and derided, but now they are regarded with new-found respect and, in many cases, even treated as celebrities. Only recently, the more impressionable among our people wildly welcomed a group of entertainers whose main proud advertisement was that they were “queer.” It seems that the present society has developed a new sense of values that have rejected our religious people’s traditional ideas of propriety and morality on the pretext of being “modern” and “broad-minded.”

The observations I will here make against homosexuals in general do not include the members of their group who have conducted themselves decorously, with proper regard not only for their own persons but also for the gay population in general. A number of our local couturiers, to take but one example, are less than manly but they have behaved in a reserved and discreet manner unlike the vulgar members of the gay community who have degraded and scandalized it. I offer abject apologies to those blameless people I may unintentionally include in my not inclusive criticisms. They have my admiration and respect.

The change in the popular attitude toward homosexuals is not particular to the Philippines. It has become an international trend even in the so-called sophisticated regions with more liberal concepts than in our comparatively conservative society. Gay marriages have been legally recognized in a number of European countries and in some parts of the United States. Queer people -- that’s the sarcastic term for them -- have come out of the closet where before they carefully concealed their condition. The permissive belief now is that homosexuals belong to a separate third sex with equal rights as male and female persons instead of just an illicit in-between gender that is neither here nor there.

When I was studying in the Legarda Elementary School in Manila during the last 1930s, the big student population had only one, just one, homosexual. His name was Jose but we all called him Josefa. He was a quiet and friendly boy whom everybody liked to josh but not offensively. In the whole district of Sampaloc where I lived, there was only one homosexual who roamed the streets peddling “kalamay” and “puto” and other treats for snacks. He provided diversion to his genial customers and did not mind their familiar amiable teasing. I think he actually enjoyed being a “binabae” [effeminate].

The change came, I think, when an association of homos dirtied the beautiful tradition of the Santa Cruz de Mayo by parading their kind as the “sagalas” instead of the comely young maidens who should have been chosen to grace the procession. Instead of being outraged by the blasphemy, the watchers were amused and, I suppose, indirectly encouraged the fairies to project themselves. It must have been then that they realized that they were what they were, whether they liked it or not, and that the time for hiding their condition was over.

Now homosexuals are everywhere, coming at first in timorous and eventually alarming and audacious number. Beauty salons now are served mostly by gay attendants including effeminate bearded hairdressers to whom male barbers have lost many of their macho customers. Local shows have their share of “siyoke” [gay men], including actors like the one rejected by a beautiful wife in favor of a more masculine if less handsome partner. And, of course, there are lady-like directors who are probably the reason why every movie and TV drama must have the off-color “bading” [gay] or two to cheapen the proceedings.

And the schools are now fertile ground for the gay invasion. Walking along the University belt one day, I passed by a group of boys chattering among themselves, with one of them exclaiming seriously, “Aalis na ako. Magpapasuso pa ako!” [“I’m leaving. I still have to breastfeed!”] That pansy would have been mauled in the school where my five sons (all machos) studied during the ’70s when all the students were certifiably masculine. Now many of its pupils are gay, and I don’t mean happy. I suppose they have been influenced by such shows as “Brokeback Mountain,” our own “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros” (both of which won awards), “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and that talk program of Ellen Degeneres, an admitted lesbian.

Is our population getting to be predominantly pansy? Must we allow homosexuality to march unobstructed until we are converted into a nation of sexless persons without the virility of males and the grace of females but only an insipid mix of these diluted virtues? Let us be warned against the gay population, which is per se a compromise between the strong and the weak and therefore only somewhat and not the absolute of either of the two qualities. Be alert lest the Philippine flag be made of delicate lace and adorned with embroidered frills.

The guy is completely a jerk!

What is he suggesting, that we stop gays from expressing themselves? That we forever put every gay into the closet so as just to conform with what they want in the society? That gays would be to careless as to dishonor our flag? That by being a gay is a sign of weakness? That gay could actually control their preference?

This jerk treats gay as if we are a social disease!

I got so irritated reading his work and really, I would want to throw him at the rising magma of Mayon Valcano!
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Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Subject:Quiz Time
Time:9:59 am.
Mood: amused.
I am really bothered by my online quizzes results. First on the question Which Walt Disney Character is my alter ego, the result was I would be "Sleeping Beauty"!

You scored as Sleeping Beauty. Your alter ego is Princess Aurora, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty! You are beautiful and enchanting, and as sweet as ever.


Sleeping Beauty


The Beast






Donald Duck


Cruella De Ville


Peter Pan




Snow White




Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
created with QuizFarm.com

Imagine that, me as Sleeping beauty! And look at how they decribe me, my beauty is enchanting! (Wala nang kokontra!) On the next quiz on which mythological creature I would be, i turned out to be a mermaid! My GAD!!!!

You scored as Mermaid. Mermaid: Mermaids are also known as Sirens. These creatures were beautiful women who tricked sailors into becoming completely entranced by their haunting voices and found death soon after. Not all stories of Mermaids are about gentle loving sea people. They are mystical, magical, and extremely dangerous. They have a way about them that brings anyone they are around to seem enchanted. They are very mysterious creatures and to meet one... Would mean certain Death. Let the song of the Sea fill your soul, for you are a Mermaid.














What Mythological Creature are you? (Cool Pics!)
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See I could either be a mermaid or Sleeping Beauty! Gad! I am beautiful!


Okay! Okay! I am just bored!
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Thursday, March 16th, 2006

Subject:Gay President?
Time:10:43 am.
Mood: giggly.
A question was posted at the forum section of guys4men (a gay site) and the answers were interesting.

The question was, "What if people like us would become President (of the Philippines) what would be the first three things that you will implement immediately after assuming office?"

I"f I"ll be the President of the PhilippinesCollapse )
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Thursday, March 9th, 2006

Subject:Japanese Proverb
Time:1:34 pm.
Mood: mischievous.
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Friday, February 24th, 2006

Time:1:14 pm.
Mood: ecstatic.
One of the reasons I am watching the season 5 of the American Idol is this

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Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Time:10:14 am.
Mood: awake.
February 12 passed by without much funfare. It seem like an ordinary Sunday (well it is for most of the people), except that I turned 30 on that day.

I really don't know what with is the age 30. For many, to be 30 is old (your almost way out of the calendar).

But do I consider myself old? Honestly, no. I feel like I am 25 years old. And this I said without any tinge of exaggeration. I always feel that youth is a state of mind, so I won't be limited with thnigs that I do just becuase I am 30. There is much to be explore when you're 30.

And yes! At 30 year old I feel good, I can lift a 100 pound bench press with 12 repetition and 3 sets. At 20, to lift a 40 pounder took a lot of effort.

I am 30 years old, so what?!!! Hehehehehehe!
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Friday, February 10th, 2006

Subject:That Word "Nice"
Time:11:17 am.
Mood: mischievous.
I love this! Culled from one of the Letters to Editor in the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Two young women met years after their high school days. The quiet one inquired about what the sophisticated one had been up to. The latter regaled the former with fantastic stories about how she was living the high life -- fancy clothes and cars, this bling and that bling and other worldly pleasures. To every claim of luxurious and "soci gimik" of the sophisticated one, the quiet one would just say, “That’s nice.”

Then it was the sophisticated one’s turn to ask what the quiet one had been doing. The quiet one replied: “Oh, not much. My parents sent me to Switzerland to study.”

“And how was that?” the sophisticated one queried with a noticeable lack of genuine interest.

“Oh, very boring, really. The only thing the teachers kept hammering on us was never to say “shit” and say “nice” instead.
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Friday, January 27th, 2006

Time:11:28 am.
Mood: happy.
Stories of Filipinos doing great aborad is really heartwarming. Here's a story from today's issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer about Auraeus Solito, director of "Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maxamo Oliveros", the first Filipino Film to compete in the Sundance World Cinema Competition (dramatic category).

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Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Time:3:00 pm.
Mood: curious.
Just in case you did not know, the Board of Trustees of our beloved school choose Ben Malayang to succeed Dr. Agustin Pulido. Dr. Malayang is the elder brother of Ian Malayang.

Here's a story from the Dumaguete MetroPost:

Malayang is new SU president
by Alex Pal

The Silliman University Board of Trustees, meeting en banc in Dumaguete
Saturday, has selected Dr. Ben Malayang III as the 12th University President, to replace Dr. Agustin Pulido when his term ends on March 26.

Malayang, 52, emerged as the choice from a field of 16 nominees, after a
rigorous selection process which took almost one year.

Malayang, a member of SU High School Class of 1970, graduated BA Philosophy
from the University of the Philippines, MA Philosophy of Science and Ethics from Ohio University, MA in International Affairs from Ohio University, and Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California.

He is presently a Professor of Environmental Science and Management at the
University of the Philippines' School of Environmental Science and Management and consultant of the United Nations Development Programme. He is considered an international authority on environmental management.

Malayang was also formerly the Undersecretary for Environment and Research,
then later for Field Operations of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Professor Malayang's expertise includes environmental governance and multilateral environmental agreements, political ecology (focus on forest and water resources and biodiversity) and biosafety.

Prof. Leonor Magtolis Briones, chair of the SU Board of Trustees, said Malayang got the required 2/3 vote of the Trustees during their December 19 meeting in Manila. "While the Securities and Exchange Commission only requires the selection of a president by a simple majority, the trustees felt that it was necessary for the new president to get at least 2/3 of the votes so he could be assured of strong support from the Board," Briones said.

Briones said the Board decided to adopt a different process in the selection
of a University President, from the previous practice of leaving the job to a selection committee.

"This method of selecting a president as a committee-of-the-whole, was open
and allowed the community a chance to participate in the process," Briones said.

SU Trustee Felipe Antonio Remollo said the Board's confirmation of Malayang's election was unanimous.

During a convocation at Silliman last November, Malayang had outlined his program for the University in the event that he is selected president. He said he would work to attain the mission and vision of the University as outlined in SUMMA, or the Silliman University Mobilization for Mission Action.

This target, which was formulated in the 1980s, sees Silliman as a leading Christian institution of learning in our country and in Asia, pursuing a triad of functions of teaching, research and extension, and which has a clear program of academic thrusts and development priorities that seek to add to Silliman's strength from where it is already strong.

Malayang said that to achieve SUMMA, there has to be collective governance in Silliman. Collaborative programs among academic units in the University should also be widened. The University should also get aggressive on building partnerships with others.
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Monday, January 23rd, 2006

Time:5:10 pm.
Mood: cheerful.

If there is one thing that Manny Pacquiao did (other than winning of course!) was to unite a deeply divided Filipino Nation even for just a moment. The A, B, C, D, E crowd all gathered in front of the TV set to cheer their boxing idol. Even members of the National People's Army, the Moro Islamic liberation Front and the Magdalo group of the Armed Forces were either glued to their TV or listening to the radio and hear what happened to Pacquiao. Every one, from President Arroyo to Ka Roger of the CPP/NPA sent their congratulatory message to Pacquiao for winning the rematch (check the story here).

It was such a sweet moment for every Filipinos (boxing loving and those who are not really a boxing fan) seeing their fellow Filipino avenge his lost ten months ago. Pacquiao was relentless in his assualt againt the Mexican legend Erik Morales, so relentless was he that Morales knelt down before him (literally!) on the 10th round of what was supposedly a 12 round fight. It was Morales first ever knockout.

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