The World Against Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto III

The report about several personalities filing complaint against Senator Tito Sotto III has been circulating the web. But the issue has shifted from RH Bill to Plagiarism.

First three US-based bloggers, Peter C. Engelman, Janice Formichella and Sarah Couture Pope, revealed that they intent to file complaints before a Senate Committee on Ethics and Privileges over the alleged plagiarism committed by the Senator during his speeches in the Senate of their works published on their own blogs.

Then, the daughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy, Kerry Kennedy wrote her letter revealing that she was offended when she learned that a Philippine Senator lifted a passage of his Father’s famous speech without proper citation and that she will be filing complaint before the same Senate Committee.

Now, it was reported that the academics will file their complaint on the same Senate Committee against the Senator on the same plagiarism issues. These people are:

  1. Dr. Sylvia Estrada Claudio –  Director, UP Center for Women’s Studies
  2. Dr. Antonio P. Contreras – former Dean of College of Liberal Arts, De La Salle University
  3. Dr. Lisandro Claudio – Department of Political Science, Ateneo De Manila University

If the Senator and his staffs who prepared his speeches were very careful, this actually won’t happen. But the problem is that Senator Sotto disregarded the writings of the bloggers just because they are bloggers not print media journalists.


  1. Three US bloggers set to file plagiarism complaint vs Sen. Sotto, GMANetwork News
  2. Academics to join bloggers in Sotto plagiarism complaint in Senate, GMANetwork News
  3. Robert Kennedy’s daughter offended by Sotto’s theft of her dad’s speech; wants an apology, Raissa Robles

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November 2012 Fuel Price Rollback

It has been reported that Petron and Chevron slashed gasoline (Premium and Unleaded) prices by 40 cents and Shell and other companies dropped gasoline  (Premium and Unleaded) prices by 35 cents effective 12AM this day.

The prices of Regular Gasoline and Diesel are unchanged but the price of kerosene was slashed by 20 cents

By the way, I am actually engaged in the gasoline tingi-tingi business. I bought stocks from the nearest shell station and sold it in tingi-tingi at a price of 1 Peso higher than the price at pump.

Now, with this recent rollback, I was thinking what to do since I still have 200 liters of premium gasoline bought at the previous price. My wife suggested retaining its price up to the last drop of the stock.

Post All Souls Day 2012 Earthquake

At 2AM today, Saturday November 3, 2012, we were awaken by weak but long earthquake that shook our home. My sister in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur texted me immediately after the quake telling me that they were shaken by a strong quake and their neighbor went out of their houses for safety

The center of this quake according to the “Seismological Observation and Earthquake Prediction Division” is located at 022 km North 58° East of Tandag, Surigao del Sur with the magnitude of 6.5 at the depth of 78 kilometers.

November 2012 Riyadh Gas Tanker Explosion Photo

At least 23 people were killed and more than a hundred others were injured when a fuel tanker crashed on a flyover in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and exploded, collapsing an industrial building, particularly, Zahid Tractor company’s showroom and warehouse, and destroying nearby cars on Thursday, November 1, 2012 at about 7AM.

Among those killed was Florentino Santiago, an OFW. Injured people, 10 of which are Filipinos, were brought to National Guard Hospital, the Habib Hospital, the Jazira Clinic and Shumaisi.

According to reports, the truck was taking the flyover or bridge on a junction in Khurays Road when the driver was surprised by the road accident losing control of his truck that eventually crashed on the railings of the bridge. As the fuel it transported leaked and spread out, explosion immediately followed.

The mentioned warehouse which has several storeys has been collapsed by the explosion. Most of the Filipino victims are working inside the compound.

 Explosion Photo

Ofel Leaves Philippines with Damages and Casualties

Ofel which is also called with its international name as Son-Tinh had made its landfall in Siargao on Wednesday in Siargao October 24, 2012, passed by the Panaon Island in Southern Leyte and made its way to Luzon bringing with her heavy rains. Now, she’s leaving the Philippine and is going to Vietnam, but she made havoc as she moves on the lands of the country.

As of today, it was reported that the number of casualties has reached 24 while the damages in Bicol region alone is estimated at more than 4 million pesos or more than 36 million pesos in Southern Luzon including Bicol. Three areas have been declared under the State of Calamities and many areas in Visayas and Luzon are still submerged in flood.

Among those reported dead are:

  1. Sophia Recto. She died of hypothermia
  2. Princess Najera from Barangay Ugong, San Juan Batangas. She was hit by debris.
  3. Rigel Saycon, 18, of Dumanjug, Cebu;. He died by drowning.
  4. Solustiano Fabellon, 77, of Concepcion, Romblon
  5. Olive Belyn Luna, 18, of Mansalay, Oriental Mindoro
  6. Roberto Manongsong, of Batangas City. He died by drowning.
  7. Jonnie Fronda Ocson
  8. Muhammad Kanape Guiamad
  9. Rolando Chavez
  10. Bonifacio Caran
  11. Jony Barrientos

Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield Shooting

A 45-year old former marine entered Azana Salon and Spa in Brookfield on Sunday October 21, 2012 where his wife was working as beautician, gunned down seven women, killing three of them including his wife, before killing his own.


Authorities said that they have responded to calls at the Houghton household of complaints related to animal and household abuse.

Neighbors also said that they frequently heard the couple arguing. They also knew that the couple are in the process of divorcing.

According to court records, Radcliffe Houghton, a 45-year old former marine allegedly terrorized his wife for years.

Last year, he was charged with disorderly conduct after authorities responded a 911 call which accused him of pointing a gun against his wife. The authorities’ respond resulted to a stand-off but ended peacefully. Later, the charge was dropped because police officers failed to show in court.

On October 4, 2012, Zina asked the assistance of police officers in getting her things from their house. Then when she drove her car into work at Azana Salon and Spa, she saw Radcliffe waiting in a car. Then while Zina was inside the spa, Radcliffe slashed her car’s tires. Zina and her co-workers saw what he did.

Radcliffe was later arrested and sent to Waukesha County Jail on misdemeanor allegations of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct-domestic violence. He, however, bailed out paying $350.

On October 8, 2012, Zina got a four-year restraining order against her husband by telling the court that her husband had threatened to kill her if she ever left him. Zina revealed also in court that He threatened to throw acid on her face and burn her and her family with gas.

The restraining order ordered Radcliffe to surrender all his gun to the authorities.

A Day Before Up To The Day of Shooting

Two days after his estranged wife obtained a restraining order against him, Radcliffe Haughton bought a .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun from a private owner on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

The next day, Sunday, October 21, 2012 at around 11AM, he went inside the Azana Salon and Spa with the gun he bought. He pointed the gun the receptionist and shouted, “Everybody Down!”

Zina who was preparing a cup of coffee for her client, walked to the reception area and asked the Radcliffe, “what do you want?… Anything we can give you? Anything you want?”

Radcliffe pulled Zina through her arm away from the reception area and shouted again, “everybody down!” He took Zina around the wall where other women were and then started shooting. He then took the stair to the second floor, started a fire, and then shot himself to death.

The next day, he used this gun in shooting 7 women who are all licensed beautician of the spa, killing three of them including his wife, before killing himself.

The fatalities are:

  1. Zina Houghton (Radcliffe’s estranged wife, beautician of the spa)
  2. Cary Robuck ( 35 of Racine, a beautician of the spa)
  3. Maelyn Lind (38 of Oconomowoc, a beautician of the spa)


  1. Wis. shooting brings call for new law on guns, Associate Press.
  2. Alleged spa shooter had history of threats against wife, Chicago Tribune
  3. Wisconsin police: After domestic violence arrest, suspect kills 3 — and himself, CNN
  4. Wife in Wisconsin spa shooting saved others’ lives, witness says, LA Times

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Philippines Hero Dog, Kabang, in the US for Facial Repair

Kabang, a dog from the Philippines who became hero when she saved two children on the road accident, is currently at the University of California for a special surgery that will attempt to repair her face which is disfigured while saving the children. She is brought to the US by her vet in the Philippines, Anton Lim, and through the initiative of Karen Kenngott, a nurse, who raised funds online.

The fundraising campaign collected $20,000 from various donors and is being used to finance Kabang’s operation.

Kabang has underwent already an hour-long examination by the vets from the  Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as preparations for the operation.

According to the Associate Press report, Kabang will undergo two operations: The first operation will focus on her dental function and the Second will treat her wounds on the face. There’s no plan, however, on replacing her upper jaw with a prosthetic.

Kabang became popular after saving two young girls, the daughter and niece of its owner, by leaping into the speeding motorcycle which is about to hit the kids. The incident had removed the whole upper jaw of the dog.

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October 26, 2012 Declared Regular Holiday for Muslims’ Fiest Eidul Adha

President Benigno S. Aquino III signed Proclamation 488 on October 9, 2012 declaring October 26, 2012 as regular holiday in observance of the Eidul Adha.

Eidul Adha is declared Regular Holiday through the Republic Act No. 9849 signed into law by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2009. But the date of it is movable and it is the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) that recommends the exact date of the holiday based on the declaration made by the Saudi government regarding the said feast.

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Spain Flooding and Tornado Attack September 2012

On Friday, September 28, 2012, Spain was hit by flash flood and tornado.

The Southern part of Spain, especially the provinces of Malaga and Almeria, and the Murcia region,  experienced heavy rains and was later hit by flash flood, killing at least 10 people overturned cars, closed roads and railway lines, damaged bridges and homes, and forced hundreds of people to leave their homes.

In Eastern Spain, a tornado struck a fairground in the main square of Gandia town of Valencia Province knocking down a ferris wheel and injuring at least 35 people who are all workers of the fair.

September 28, 2012 Spain Flooding and Tornado Pictures

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Powerball $202 Winning Ticket from Iowa

The Wednesday’s (September 26, 2012) winning ticket of the Powerball $202 lottery jackpot was bought in Iowa. The ticket has matched the six numbers 13, 26, 39, 41, 42 and 10. The winner has not claimed the prize yet, but authorities said, winners usually came to claim after a week or two. Besides, the public will know who won the jackpot because an Iowa law requires the disclosure of the names of the winners.

The single winning ticket is the second in Iowa and is currently ranked the 29th biggest in US lottery. The first winning number in Iowa had been won by 20 employees with the jackpot prize of $241 million which is ranked 15th of the biggest jackpot in US lottery.

Source: Mercury News


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