November 2018 NLE Results

FOUR thousand eight hundred eleven (4,811) out of 12,033 examinees nationwide, or 39.98%, passed the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Nursing in the 12 testing centers in November 2018. This is lower than the June 2018 NLE performance of 43.82% passing percentage. Among the 5,369 first taker […]

In a perfect world

By: Reyshimar C. Arguelles SO, last December 7th, we had our day of infamy when the Sandiganbayan issued a bombshell decision that caused MV Decency to capsize. Senator Bong Revilla, Jr. (the same Bong Revilla, Jr. of 90’s action fame) has been acquitted by the anti-graft court for his role in the multi-billion peso Priority Development […]

Probing the planet Mars

By: Edgar Manaay LAST Monday November 26 headlined with jubilation is the successful landing of the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) waist-high unmanned Lander called the INSIGHT on the surface of planet MARS. The space project covered a nearly 7-year journey from design to launching, then landing. Why are we so engrossed with […]

Deadly hysteria

MEASLES outbreak is exploding around the country. This is the result of the deadly hysteria unleashed by Persida Acosta, chief of the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO). Thanks to Acosta, Filipino kids are once again dying of preventable diseases. Acosta launched her so-called crusade after a controversy broke out on the dengue vaccination program of launched […]

A season for trees

ALMOST everywhere – malls, schools, houses, public plazas, offices, barangay halls, subdivisions open spaces, streets, sari-sari stores, restaurants, lowly carenderias, even churches, rectories and seminaries, jails and detention centers, islands dividing the roads – there is the tree wrongly and hypocritically called “Christmas tree.” Gaudily decorated and sparkling with multicolored lights and tinsels, the tree […]

The KWF mandate and its work (Last of 3 parts)

By: the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino Is the new orthography a “Tagalization” of Philippine languages? If we persisted on using the “Tagalized orthography,” as claimed by detractors, the native words cited wouldn’t have retained their original pronunciations when they entered the corpus of the national language—faléndag would have been “palendag,” vakúl would have been “bakul,” and […]

Deeds and not simply words

YES, we should not just be good in words. We have to convert our words and intentions to concrete deeds. Otherwise, there hardly would be any effect! In so many words, Christ said it. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the […]

When war broke out

IT was 7:00 o’clock in Hawaii in the morning of December 7, 1941 but very early morning of December 8 when news of the Japanese attack reached the Philippines. It was the feast of the Immaculate Conception, a holiday of obligation for Catholics and Sunday as well. They had to hear Mass which was only […]