While Philippine singers and entertainers abound, few are at par with artist extraordinaire, Jun Polistico.
Category: Grey Matter
The position of Vice President External in the Philippine Community Council of NSW (PCC) is now supposed to have been vacated by Alric Bulseco who warmed the seat for the last few years.
‘Tis the season to be jolly…..and ahhh….it’s that time of the year again when we acknowledge those who have given us the opportunity to flex our grey matter and jolt us to drop our jaws, roll our eyes — scratch our heads and leaving us utterly in hysterics.
Has the President gone? Is the Rizal’s statue finally standing? Phew! The battle for the [hand]shakes and photo opportunity is over.
With the much anticipated arrival of the statue of the Philippines’ national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal in Campbelltown on December 2012, I wonder who the heroes of today are?
It was the Bicol Inc’s turn to have their annual general meeting and elections. The organization prides itself as moving the seat of power on a fair rotational basis among the Bicol provinces. This year, after doing a complete round of all the provinces, it was Albay’s turn. And vying for the two representative seats […]
They say you can only know the real person once you’ve worked with them or if you have lived with them. Luckily, I have had the opportunity to have worked with most of the community leaders (the genuine, the self-proclaimed and papellators) sprawled around. Although I have been burnt at times and even scarred, I […]
People have been dishing out awards like there was no tomorrow – as we Filipinos would say “sampu-singko.” But maybe, it’s simply a case of the more the merrier, not to mention safe and guaranteed to get you on anyone’s good books. While awards are complimentary and flattering, some have made this a favourite pastime. […]
When truth stares us in the face, our initial reaction is to deny it with all our might. When our values and beliefs are challenged, especially by those we have come to respect and trust, we go in defence mode. Understandably, as the truth is embarrassing, frightening and much too painful to confront. It is […]
When truth stares us in the face, our initial reaction is to deny it with all our might. When our values and beliefs are challenged, especially by those we have come to respect and trust, we go in defense mode. Understandably, as the truth is embarrassing, frightening and much too painful to confront. It is […]
Born in Pinamalayan, Mindoro, she reigned as Miss Mindoro at the celebrated Manila Carnival of 1927. She taught at the University of the Philippines until she married Jesus Pineda, a young lawyer and land owner from Tarlac. She raised six children, all of whom acquired MA degrees in their respective fields of study. What […]
by Benjie de Ubago The Blacktown Street Parade at the end of May kicked off a busy period for the community. At the festival, I followed a group of men in suits and found myself sitting up on stage watching the parade go by. But I made a few friends along the way and even […]