What`s up back home..

Instead of  posting  a write-up today,  I  got  some bits and pieces  of  news  to update  our countrymen  on the latest   developments    back home. 

The  first  is about  former  President  Gloria  Arroyo  Macapagal.  It  could  be recalled  that  Mrs. Arroyo  visited  Spain,  twice,  some three or  four  years ago  primarily  to  strengthen  the  relationships  between  the  two  countries.  We  could  give credit  to this  diplomatic  action of  Mrs. Arroyo  because  Philippines – Spain  relations really  need   a  good  boosting  every now and then.    The  bilateral  relations between the two countries  had  been  fluid  in  some  terms,  but  it  is not  as  “rosy”  as  we expect  it  to be.   Coming to  Spain  remains  a difficult  task  for  Filipinos  despite  our  “former  colony  status”.  In any  case,   Republic Act No. 9187 (Philippines-Spain Friendship Day Act) was passed declaring June 30 of every year in the Philippines,  as  Philippines-Spain Friendship Day.   “Amistad duradera”  (Lasting  friendship)  is  a  wonderful  phrase  which  should  really  be  interpreted in  its  “active”  meaning  and not in  its   literal  sense.  

Going back  to  former  President  Arroyo,  she  is  going “under  the knife”  once  again to  correct  displaced implants  in her  cervical  spine.  Please  visit  the link below  to view  the news  about  her  operation.  This  is courtesy  of  ABS-CBN Bandila.


In  another   news:  typhoon  Mina  is  expected  to dump  heavy  rains in the  Philippines  today.  But  weather  forecaster PAGASA,  has  indicated  that  it  is more  concerned  about  the  tropical  depression  which could  build  up into  a  stronger  typhoon  than  Mina.   Please  view  link  below  for  the  news   courtesy  of  ABS-CBN  Bandila.


More  news in  my  next  issue. 

Muchas gracias  y  un  saludo  a  todos…..Eric 




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