Katataspulong

Atty. Sonny Pulgar’s Blog & personal website.

PINOY NETWORKING

Recently, when I e-mailed a long-lost friend who is now based in America, he asked me how life is today in his old Philippines. He told me he hasn't been here for the last 30 years. Of course he told me that he is kept posted on the developments hereabouts via the...

TRANCHE DE VIE

This year is the 25th anniversary of my lawyering. Not a single day interrupted my continuous trial life as an attorney. While I had my foray in government service for six years, the law did not forbid from practicing  my profession. For ten years from taking my oath...

30 YEARS IS A LONG TIME GONE: A LETTER TO A FRIEND

(NOTE: I received the following unedited email recently from a friend based in California whom I have not heard from for the last 31 years. The death of a fraternity brother induced the exchange of emails.) Dear Sonny, I have been informed of important news about tom...

simple life

That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author (1817 - 1862) Hands down, there is no debate that we live in a poor country. In Quezon, we have meager resources. Yet, if one looks around, there is something...

RETURN ON RATE BASE

Return on Investment (ROI) is the old formula of computing how much an investor gets from his investment where we look at the quotient of net income over total capital. The higher the ROI, the profitable the business. But this method of computation is inapplicable to...

The Bohol and Quezon Tragedies

THE BOHOL AND QUEZON TRAGEDIES In this world there are two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it. The last is much the worst - OSCAR WILDE They could have been averted if not their effects diminished had the local government units...

Skewed Priorities

There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed (Frank Buchman (1878-1961), U.S. evangelist. Remaking the World (1947). In the January 10, 2005 issue of the Philippine Star, it reported: (Mayor Hernando Avellaneda) estimated that...

Paang Bundok

Paang Bundok is a child's paradise. While his city counterpart has the Paraiso ng Batang Maynila, the kid from Paang Bundok has that entire Eden all to himself. Paang Bundok is nestled at the foot of an unnamed hill in Calauag, Quezon. Curiously, while that little...

Cursum Perficio

This phrase which literally means "I completed the course" or "I finished the race", was found etched in one bench marble in the mansion of Marilyn Monroe shortly after she was found dead of apparent drug overdose on August 5, 1962. She was 36. Marilyn Monroe never...