My Fellow Ateneo Alumni, We are paying the price of becoming a duly registered and structured body. We’re fighting among ourselves about technicalities and ruining friendships. Our problems had compounded when we joined another organisation such as the ”umbrella” PCC-NSW, which has been even more political in actual practice.
Category: Open Letter
Over the years, I felt joy in having witnessed our “baby” (then known as the AAAA) grow and mature to its current state. Sixteen years seem to have whizzed by. We’ve seen people come and go. I never envisioned how and where the AAA would evolve.
(Editor’s Note: This piece was contributed by Mr. Rei Ozaeta who is a frequent visitor to Australia. He’s a Filipino American who now resides in Los Angeles. He once fought with the Philippine Army. Boat people and others who have just arrived in Australia will not appreciate nor understand the slang used in the letter […]
(Editor’s Note: Senator Enrile has made several attempts to revise Philippine history the most obvious of which is the actual date of declaration of martial law. Better known as Proclamation 1081, it was signed even before the fabricated attempt on his life which was used by Marcos as the major reason for martial law.)
May 5, 2012 Father Jose Ramon Villarin, SJ President, Ateneo de Manila University Loyola Heights, Quezon City Philippines Dear Fr. Villarin, I write to you wearing two hats — first, in my capacity as incumbent President of Ateneo Alumni Australia and secondly, as Editor and Publisher of Philippine Sentinel and Philippine Tribune. I want you […]
Dear Jimmy, You must have forgotten the exact words you used in your article. You wrote: “…the PCC-NSW” had to beg the then Filipino Multipurpose Centre (now the PACF) to rescue it from litigation and embarrassment.” ; “And who did the PCC-NSW run to just days before court action would be taken against it?”, the […]
Your Excellency, Madam Prime Minister, I was told by my dentist when I last saw him that the Federal government was planning to abolish the Dental Care Plan by the end of December 2011. As of press time, nothing further has been heard about this matter.
On January 24 a very dear friend and colleague Gerry Ortega was shot in the head dead. I was just with him that weekend and a few minutes before he died, what we were discussing over the phone was an anti-mining campaign in Palawan, given that last December two huge mining applications were railroaded, and […]
Dear Friends, Philippine Sentinel Newspaper has initiated a Fund Appeal for our Filipino brothers in Queensland. According to Mauro Somodio, a resident of Brisbane, there are at least 3,000 Filipinos who were affected by flood waters that covered some rooftops in low lying areas like Rockhampton and Toowoomba. Toowoomba is not exactly in a low-lying […]