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Politics and political terms simplified!

Posted 1 day ago

Federalism, capitalism, liberalism, conservatism – chances are that if you pick up a newspaper or tune in to the latest news on television or radio that these are the words that you will come across. Thrown around by political experts and journalists alike, these words have become as common as irritated LRT (Light Rail Transit) passengers during rush hour in Manila.

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US Naval Base, Subic Volunteers and SBMA

Posted 5 days ago

ONE must have felt and experienced the economic and social cost and the subsequent scenario brought by the closure of U.S. Naval Base before one could see the patriotic sacrifice of the volunteerism that happened at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone. To those who did not feel the experience that sudden change, the greater the possibility of to be misled and have hazy perception of the volunteer system as an institution of communal reaction, therefore a, very shallow and materialistic outlook about this noble Filipino trait of “malasakit” system and very way of life.

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Olongapo Mardi Gras History

Posted 3 weeks ago

Initiated in 1981 by then-City Mayor Richard J. Gordon in order to promote businesses in the city, the first Mardi Gras in Olongapo was quite a disorganized affair. There were no stages set up along the Ramon Magsaysay Avenue and each of the numerous bars along it just had their most popular bands and performers go out in the streets to perform their acts while Filipinos and Americans walked around.

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Seaplanes Philippines

Posted 3 months ago

Airjuan seaplane

The beautiful Philippines is made up of more than 7,200 islands, making the country absolute Sea Plane Territory. Our airports are congested, there is too much traffic on our runways and too much traffic on our roads going to the airport. It makes perfect sense to take to the water for take-off and landing.

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Olongapo City Jeepneys

Posted 3 months ago

A lot of us living and visiting Olongapo wonder the purpose of our colored jeepneys and tricycles around the city. Well, do you know? Olongapo was the first in the Philippines to develop this Color Coding Scheme and was copied across the nation ever since.

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