Thursday, January 29, 2004

If you're interested in essays "On Marriage, Motherhood, Friendship, and Other Leaps of Faith" (sub-title of the book), then you'll probably enjoy reading Pitching My Tent by Anita Diamant. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Pitching My Tent (by Anita Diamant)]

Palace behind push to deregulate VoIP in RP (By Erwin Lemuel G. Oliva) -- "MALACAŅANG is pushing for the deregulation of commercial voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) in the Philippines, an industry source told Tuesday. Currently, the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) permits only public telcos with a government communications franchise to offer commercial VoIP services in the country. The source revealed that Malacaņang wants government, particularly through the Telephone Office (Telof), to offer this relatively new technology as a cheap public telephone service, targeting relatives of overseas Filipino workers making frequent calls abroad."
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Posted by Manuel [Palace behind push to deregulate VoIP in RP]

Incoming email shows that students need the synopsis of the novel Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal. If you want more, here are Chapter Summaries of the Noli Me Tangere. Anyway, here's a quick summary of the entire Noli to help save you time.


Posted by Manuel [Synopsis of Noli Me Tangere]

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts in cooperation with the Filipinas Institute of Translation, Inc., Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas and the UP Institute of Creative Writing launch DIONATEXT, a text (SMS) poetry writing contest. The contest aims to popularize and revitalize the tradition of one of the oldest forms of poetry by using modern technology.

The diona is a short poem composed of three versified rhyming lines. Each line consists only of seven syllables expressing a complete thought. DIONATEXT entries must be written in Filipino and must express love within the family. [more]

Posted by Manuel [DionaText: Cellphone Text Poetry writing Contest]

Thanks to Mona and her entry about forgetfulness, I stumbled upon BatJay's Kwentong Tambay blog. It's such a Pinoy blog, what with the Taglish, the humor, and the expressions that make it seem he's right beside you. But I'm particularly drawn towards his January 15, 2004 post entitled: Happy Birthday MyLab (Happy Birthday, My Love) [more]

Posted by Manuel [Pinoy Blog > BatJay at Kwentong Tambay]

I was asking for some information regarding tutorial services, and she understandably thought I was concerned about high grades. In the Philippines, it seems that parents not-so-secretly wish their children would graduate with honors. But is it really worth it? [more]

Posted by Manuel [Kids and High Grades]

New VoIP Rules (By Mary Ann Ll. Reyes) -- "Only authorized public telecommunications entities will be allowed to offer voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) services specifically Internet telephony for compensation, according to the draft rules recently prepared by the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC)."
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Posted by Manuel [New VoIP Rules]

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

In case you haven't noticed (you know who you are), the Maribago Bluwater Resort Family Travelogue is now online. Similar to the Plantation Bay write-up, Angel shares her thoughts and comments about Maribago. [Full Article - Maribago Bluwater Resort] [more]

Posted by Manuel [Maribago Bluwater Resort]