Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alternative to Google Reader

Google has announced that it will shut down it's popular RSS aggregator - Google Reader on July 1st. I've been a user of Google Reader only for the past year and I've grown to love its simplistic features. Knowing that the end is near for my beloved Reader, I searched online for alternatives but it's not as near as simple and functional as Google Reader. Then I hit gold when I bumped with The Old Reader.

It's interface is more stylish but still simple enough to make your move from the Old Google Reader to The Old reader seamless. Import your data now and give it a try.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Taiwan Fishingboat incident - Rejects Philippine's Apology

It's sad that there has been a casualty with the fishing boat incident a couple of days ago. Taiwan has pressured the Philippines to issue an apology only to reject it. I don't think an apology should have been issued in the first place. As detailed by Max Montero's blog, if our coast guard was right in their actions then our government should have maintained their position in doing clarificatory investigations.

As an OFW, I feel for our countrymen who are currently in Taiwan. With reports coming in that some of them have been physically harmed by some angry Taiwanese. Taiwan already have frozen the hiring of OFWs and I think our government should do the same and send back all the OFWs in Taiwan to protect them and bring them safe back to their families. They can get jobs from other countries or maybe even in the Philippines with our economy getting strong by the day and maybe Taiwan will also realize how important our OFW's roles in their economy.

Our country has been poached by Chinese fishermen for a while now. We kept silent to keep our good relations with them but this is not the right way to do things. We have a territory to protect and I don't think they will react differently if we do the same thing on their own waters.

We just hope that this issue will be resolved in a peaceful manner. With both countries finding common ground to agree and settle the differences.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

The Best of #IpasokSiDick Twitter Posts

So far the May 2013 results have been dissapointing. If you need to cope here is the best hashtag in twitterverse in the past 24 hours:

Even famous twitter peeps joined the action:

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Philippine Elections 2013 : Quick Results

So who will be the new 12 senators for this May 13 Philippine Elections? Official results here.

These were my picks:

1) Teddy Casi᠋no

2) Risa Hontiveros

3) Jun Magsaysay Jr.

4) Eddie Villanueva

5) Sonny Angara

6) Koko Pimentel

7) Richard Gordon

I'm going with a lot of "new breed" of politicians. I do hope they can make a difference.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Philippines Election 2013 : A Democratic Practice?

Warning: I'm letting off steam.

Voting should be a democratic practice. But election has tainted this with widespread cheating, terrorism, violence and dirty politics.

Three decades has passed in my life and I'm still seeing the same names and surnames in the ballots. I can't wait for the new breed of politicians to arrive from my generation or the younger ones and just breathe new life to the Phillipine public office. And maybe new idealism and less corruption will drive our country to new heights.

Please vote wisely in May 13, 2013.

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