Two things we can do to improve the quality of teachers after the SC ruling on Son et al vs. UST

I first saw the April 2018 jurisprudence from a co-faculty member shared in Facebook. The 19-page decision with Justice Del Castillo as the ponente, denied the petition of 3 former faculty members of the University of Santo Tomas (UST) who were not reappointed in their position for failure to possess a Master’s degree. It was […]

Passive Smoker: Is there justice in inhaling cigarette smoke?

I recently filed a complaint to the Property Management of our condominium after inhaling cigarette smoke numerous times in the corridor going to our enclosed parking area in the third floor. The tipping point was when I still inhaled smoke going out of the elevator together with my wife and my 3-week old baby boy. […]

7 Things I learned After 5 Years of Teaching

After teaching in college for more than 5 years, I can summarize the lessons I’ve learned. I realized that the lessons can only be ‘learned’ through experience. Teaching is complicated. They say teaching is a profession that creates all other professions. Her students may become future scientists, engineers, lawyers, CEO’s even terrorists or politicians. That’s […]

Is there really value in an IT Certification?

What is the real validation that you are knowledgeable in a field you’re claiming to be an expert in? Actually, expert is a very dangerous and overrated term and usually lambasted by Powerpoint consultants.  I agree that experience is the best teacher but it becomes helpful if the experience is ‘fruitful’. I had a conversation […]

Health card holders = 2nd class patients?

I learned last week that my mom was trying to set a dentist appointment for cleaning and pasta. Currently, she is my dependent in my HMO plan from my employer. I was surprised to learn that one clinic, didn’t accommodate her in setting an appointment. The dentist himself told her over the phone that Saturday […]

Car Registration/License Renewal in 30 mins at LTO P. Tuazon, QC

Last July 2015, my car was due for registration renewal. Per the advice of my colleague at work, I tried renewing the car registration at LTO P. Tuazon branch in Quezon City. Car Registration Renewal It only took me 10 minutes to sign up and check in an emission testing center. The good thing is, […]

On road manners, discipline, courtesy and respect

SINCE I moved in Quezon City (QC), I became more knowledgeable on the road. I learned more shortcuts and long cuts going to work in BGC (Taguig City) and Magallanes Village (Makati City). Aside from the very busy EDSA, I learned the streets of Cubao District such as V. Luna, 15th/20th ave., Boni Serrano, Whiteplains […]

CHED Memorandum Order 20: Ang pagpatay sa wikang Filipino

Puro mga datos ang labanan ng CHED at Tanggol Wika hinggil sa pagkakaroon ng asignaturang Filipino sa kolehiyo. Dahil kumpleto na rin naman ang statistics, sisimulan ko ang sanaysay kong ito sa mga pinagtatawanang quotable quotes ni Melanie Marquez: [1] I don’t eat meat, I’m not a carnival. Why should I have a calling card? […]

Asal Binay at Kulturang Alipin

PALASAK na ang mga balita tungkol sa mga pa-VIP na ayaw pumila o mga naka-tinted na kotseng naka-convoy na ayaw ma-trapik kahit tanghali na bumangon. Kamakailan lang ay naisiwalat sa mga peryodiko, radyo at telebisyon ang video ni Mayor Binay na gumamit ng pagka-VIP upang masapawan ang mga alituntunin sa Dasmarinas Village at mangibabaw ang […]

It’s the Filipino people Mr. President, not GMA or Corona

by Justin David G. Pineda IT’S already February 2012 and the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona is still the highlight of everyday events in the government and media. But unlike Jeremy Lin’s sudden hype because of his skill, [1] the impeachment is like a paid advertisement to sway people’s minds to rebel against […]