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HOW does it feel to be on the receiving end of the stick?

This question is paramount in my mind as the news of the continuing filing of criminal charges against Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and the members of her family keep hugging the headlines.

From the seat of ultimate power where their every whims and caprices were fulfilled by their minions to a humilating position of being accused of all conceivable wrong doing at every turn, the Arroyos seem to be suffering the same fate that former President Joseph Estrada suffered.

Only time can tell if there would be sufficient evidence against the former wielders of power to land them in jail.

But whatever happens, it is my position that debtors should pay their debts and that acts of injustice should not go unanswered.

Ang dugo at hirap na inutang, dapat lang na bayaran.

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THIS is a bit of trivia that I really want to share with you, my loyal readers.

There was a time that the State of Texas in the United States was known as Nueva Filipina.

According to historical sources, the name “Nuevas Filipinas (New Philippines) or Nueva Reino de Filipinas (New Kingdom of the Philippines) were the secondary names for a portion of Texas above the Medina River.

These names were put forth by Domingo Ramon who led an expedition into the area in 1716.

He used the name as a way to curry favor with his patron, King Philip V.

The Philippine Islands got their name in honor of an earlier very powerful emperor, the king of England and later of Spain, Philip II.

The region was called Texas throughout the Spanish colonial period, with New Philippines as a part of its title in formal situations.

The name Nuevas Filipinas appeared on documents into the mid-1750’s, and by the early 1800s it was found only on some land deeds and government documents.

Texas was under direct Spanish control and then part Mexico until it became independent as the Republic of Texas in 1836.

It was annexed by the United States in 1845 and became a state at that time.

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Does boredom wear you down or is there just a nagging feeling that you want to get away from the metropolis and be with mother-nature?

Then go and visit Bato Springs in Barangay San Cristobal, San Pablo City.

Located at the foot of the mystical Mt. Banahaw, Bato Springs is just one hour and 30 minute drive from Manila.

You have a spacious parking space that could even accommodate tourist buses and first class amenities for all your business and pleasure needs.

For more information call Ms. Elaine Garchitorena at 049562-0976.


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