The coast guard and the vice president
by Aven Piramide - September 28, 2023 - 12:00am
Few days ago, I played the records of Jose Feliciano, one of the four blind singers I know, on my antiquated components.
A small way to be Singapore-like
by Aven Piramide - September 24, 2023 - 12:00am
Some three decades ago, then Senator Letecia Ramos-Shahani, sister of the late President Fidel V. Ramos, tasked her Senate Committee on Culture and Arts to understand deeper into some aspects of the Filipino way...
DILG program and heartwarming LGU officials!
by Aven Piramide - September 21, 2023 - 12:00am
I am glad to report in this column a personal and private observation on the program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government called Local Legislation Award.
2 Negrenses – Teves and Diaz
by Aven Piramide - September 17, 2023 - 12:00am
Decades ago, I always found time to play in sandlot basketball games.
An old man remembers Lord Acton
by Aven Piramide - September 14, 2023 - 12:00am
Is the perception true that senior citizens remember things that happened long time ago more clearly than those events that take place fairly recently? There are not many professionals involved in this discipline...
Disparity in number of bodyguards
by Aven Piramide - September 7, 2023 - 12:00am
From my ROTC days, I learned that a squad of soldiers was composed of 9-12 men and a platoon consisted of at least three to four squads or some 36 to 48 men. Three platoons made up a company and three companies,...
A Filipino state of confusion!
by Aven Piramide - September 3, 2023 - 12:00am
To understand the precise meaning of the word “invasion” I opened my old copy of Black’s Law dictionary.
An idiot’s point of view
by Aven Piramide - August 31, 2023 - 12:00am
Many are familiar with Patrick Henry’s powerful oration where he said the immortal line “Give me liberty or give me death.”
Where our problem lies
by Aven Piramide - August 27, 2023 - 12:00am
Four days ago, I listened to “Four Walls”, one of the great country songs in Jim Reeves’ long playing record Greatest Hits.
Are we going to sell our future?
by Aven Piramide - August 24, 2023 - 12:00am
There was a 1976 song sang by Anni-Frid Lyngstad of the Swedish band called ABBA that contained a so catchy a melody that made it a hit sound. It was like a ditty that was easy to hum along and effortless to fo...
A Rolando Carbonel legacy
by Aven Piramide - August 20, 2023 - 12:00am
The very first few words of Rolando Carbonel’s beautiful love poem “Beyond Forgetting” are, to me, the most penetrating expression of man’s deepest emotions about a lost love, longing and...
Boycott China, let’s do it now
by Aven Piramide - August 18, 2023 - 12:00am
More than a decade ago, I wrote in this column an idea which Steve Suico, a retired DENR intellectual, initially described as “somewhat crazy.”
“Hoy, gising” an ABS-CBN prodder
by Aven Piramide - August 13, 2023 - 12:00am
I hope ABS-CBN permits me to use this title of its 1992 program even if I do not really know to whom I will address this prodder “Hoy, gising”.
Any Cebu City Council action?
by Aven Piramide - August 10, 2023 - 12:00am
Population growth is the increase in the number of people in a population or dispersed group. According to the Wikipedia, in worldwide perspective, the actual global human population growth amounts to around 83 million...
by Aven Piramide - August 6, 2023 - 12:00am
I had the privilege of codifying the ordinances of seven local government units.
A sacred cow
by Aven Piramide - August 3, 2023 - 12:00am
In writing columns, there are always the risk of opposing views of readers and touched egos of economic taipans and government power wielders.
Was “hope springs eternal” too much
by Aven Piramide - July 27, 2023 - 12:00am
When I decided to write this article, I thought of using the words “Hope springs eternal” as my theme. Since I honestly did not know who authored it, I went to the internet. Readily the Net told me that...
Two faces of Maharlika
by Aven Piramide - July 23, 2023 - 12:00am
From my secondary education History class, I learned that there were three strata in the Philippines’ pre-Hispanic society, the king (also datu or rajah), the Maharlika, and the alipin. In that social structure,...
Danao City mayor’s visionary leadership
by Aven Piramide - July 20, 2023 - 12:00am
On my way to church last Sunday to sing with the All Men Praise, the Redemptorist choir in the 9 o’clock Sunday morning mass, I read from the internet the news about the groundbreaking ceremony of the first-ever...
Where history does not repeat itself
by Aven Piramide - July 13, 2023 - 12:00am
Most college students have come across the name of the German philosopher Karl Marx, the acknowledged “father of communism.”
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