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Federalism in the Philippines

Federalism in the Philippines

Among the very first proponents of federalism in the Philippines is University of the Philippines professor Jose Abueva who asserted that a national form of government is critical to more efficiently cater to the requirements of the nation despite its diversity. The main targets of a constitutional amendment will be to raise decentralization, greater local power and accessibility to resources most especially among areas outside Metro Manila that has long been dubbed as fairly imperial….

Michael Jackson Didn’t Want To Be Played By A White Actor

Many readers might not be aware of the fact that the late pop legend Michael Jackson once said that he never wanted a white actor to portray him in a movie or television. Jackson said this in a 1993 interview that he had with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey had initially asked Jackson whether the rumors of him trying to cast a white child actor as a young Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial…

Why CNN Journalist Anderson Cooper Came Out As Gay

Many of you who know the famous CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper probably know that he is gay. If you didn’t know this about Cooper, then I guess you might be surprised to hear this. I must confess that I was equally surprised myself when I first heard that the famous journalist is gay. For the record, Cooper came out as gay back in 2012. He made the surprising, or if you like, the shocking…

Lamar Odom’s Heart Responding

According to reports coming our way from the Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas where former NBA star Lamar Odom is battling for his life, Lamar’s condition is gradually improving and his heart is responding. It’s really not clear at this moment how authentic these reports coming our way are. TMZ said they earlier received information from their sources close to Lamar that on Friday morning his heart was functioning much better. There are also other…

Why Iran Executed Billionaire Mahafarid Amir Khosravi

On May 24, 2014 Iran shocked the world by executing one of the richest men in the world, billionaire businessman Mahafarid Amir Khosravi. At the time of Khosravi’s death, his net worth exceeded US$1 billion making him the richest man in Iran and one of the richest people in the world. What crime did Khosravi commit that led to his execution in 2014? Khosravi and his associates were sentenced to death in July 2012 after…

Kobe Bryant And The Kardashians Pray At Lamar Odom’s Bedside

Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant rushed to Lamar Odom’s bedside at the Sunrise hospital in Las Vegas moments after he got word that his friend and former teammate was at the hospital battling for his life. According to TMZ, Kobe together with the Kardashians (Khloe, Kim and Kris Jenner), who were already at the hospital, said a prayer by Lamar’s bedside. Few hours after it was reported that Lamar had been found unconscious in a brothel…

Lamar Odom Dead?

Is Lamar Odom dead? There are currently rumors on social media that Lamar has died in a Las Vegas hospital after being rushed in a state of unconsciousness to the hospital. We can assure readers that as of the time of the writing of this post, Lamar is still alive but not doing so good. According to TMZ, Lamar is currently in a coma and in a very critical condition as his heart has started…

Justin Bieber Banned For Promoting Jesus In The Middle East

There is one thing many predominantly Islamic countries despise more than anything else – the conscious or unconscious promotion of Jesus Christ or Christianity in their country. It’s basically a taboo to promote any other religion – especially Christianity in many of these Islamic countries. And interestingly, this is exactly what the famous Canadian singer and songwriter Justin Bieber appears to be doing with his new album “Purpose”, which has a cover promoting Christianity and…

Why American Dentist Walter Palmer Faced No Charges For Killing Cecil

We have all heard by now that American dentist Walter Palmer will not face any charges in Zimbabwe for killing the famous black-maned lion named Cecil in July this year. Since many people across the world were outraged by the death of Cecil and expecting to see 55-year-old Palmer arrested and extradited to Zimbabwe to be prosecuted for killing Cecil, it came as a shock to these people when it was announced that Palmer was…

British Man Faces 350 Lashes In Saudi Arabia For Home-made Wine

A British pensioner named Karl Andree was sentenced to 12 months in jail and 350 lashes by a Sharia court in Saudi Arabia after police found home-made wine in his car. The 74-year-old British pensioner, who was arrested in August last year, has finished serving his 12-month sentence in jail but is still reportedly being held in jail by the Saudi authorities. According to Sky News, Andree is currently being held in the notorious Saudi…