Archive for August, 2015

I was being recruited to join the Ateneo Alumni Association of Australia (AAAA) by fellow alumnae of Ateneo de Davao University. I obliged by attending one of the events to check if joining AAAA would be worth my time. Alas, after witnessing Alric Bulseco’s arrogance matched with pure hypocrisy (by being over friendly — beware if someone is over friendly, he/she wants something from you — was what my father used to say), I decided not to waste my time on my alma mater’s alumni association here in Sydney.

Who is Alric Bulseco? I too, was educated by the Jesuits in Davao from kinder to college. Needless to say, I am a true blue Atenean.  Hence, I am disgusted by Bulseco’s actions and his image of being a womanizer feasting on desperate women who, by the way, spend money on him. That came [direct] from the horse’s mouth, always bragging to “friends” that his girlfriends are the ones spending for him. From what I know, he doesn’t earn that much to support his social activities, let alone his own family. (more…)

Aug. 8, 2015. Schofields NSW. Long-time MPC critic Philippine Sentinel Editor Dino Crescini today met with members of the board of the Philippine Australian Community Foundation, more popularly known as the Filipino Multi-Purpose Centre (MPC). (more…)

A university alumni association in New South Wales is staging a production that their incumbent board of directors have dubbed as “Broadway Musical.” It is due to be shown at Burwood RSL on August 9. Sadly, I must admit that I was a founding member of that association who later became one of its past presidents. Being a bona fide alumnus of that university, I was also a continuing member of the board until I was eased out through political manipulations of an ambitious member who is actually a dropout from its main high school in Quezon City. (more…)

This is a sequel to a recent article “A PH-Japan Defence Treaty”. The way China has invested billions of dollars and achieved rapid militarization of three reefs in the Spratleys in just two years implies that they are there to stay. Lately, they issued a warning to the US that if they tried to stop the construction, “there will be war”. China needs oil badly, without which a slow-down of its economic growth may trigger a mammoth recession. They know there is oil in the Spratelys, otherwise they would not risk billions of dollars and war for it. To extract oil, China needs military security. Without militarization in a volatile place claimed by everyone, extraction can be disrupted. (more…)

In a telephone interview with Filipino media representatives, Philippine Australian Community Foundation Chairman Mansueto Villon confirmed that the Filipino Multi-Purpose Centre in Schofields has been sold for AU$2.5 million. The undisclosed buyer was reported to have made a down payment of AU$250,000 with the balance payable within 90 days. Villon is confident that after paying all debts, the remainder of some AU$1 million will enable them to buy a smaller property.