NOW that the most expensive midterm elections are over, let's hope our political leaders will unite and start a dialogue about the real problems facing this country.


THE industrial age has gifted the world with great advances in science and technology. However, we, humans, have neglected to prevent the expected adverse side effects on our environment of this quantum progress. As a result, we have contamination of the air we breathe (industrial pollutants), the water we drink (heavy metals), the food we eat (pesticide residues), which cause debilitating and deadly diseases; and destruction of the ozone layer, which increases our risk for the development of cancer, etc.

THE editorial of the Filipino Reporter's Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 2010 issue on plagiarism states that "for selfish reasons, the Supreme Court of the Philippines deviated from this norm when it cleared one of its members who was accused of plagiarizing four authors without attribution in a decision he wrote dismissing a petition of 70 Filipina comfort women during World War II."

DON’T expect President Benigno Aquino III to make a state visit to Washington anytime soon. Not that he dislikes the idea but it’s a matter of schedule, mostly, we surmise, on the part of the White House, which has to issue an official invitation for that to happen.

“I found that the men and women who got to the top were those who did the jobs they had in hand, with everything they had of energy and enthusiasm and hard work.”

— Harry S. Truman
THE National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)-Region I, in partnership with the Philippine Consulate in New York, will honor Efren Peñaflorida, CNN Hero of the Year 2009, with a reception to raise funds for his Kariton Klasrum (Pushcart Classroom) advocacy.

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