Sunday, February 22, 2009

random points

  • foundation = pundasyon (Filipino) = salalayan (Tagalog)
  • telephone = telepono (Filipino) = hatinig (hatid+tinig, Tagalog)
  • titular head = nominal leader
  • national budget = a document which ultimately reflects
    the government's sequence of priorities
  • proper budgeting = one way of improving the value of one's money
  • arrogant unilateralism = Bush's brand of foreign and military policy
  • Office of the Ombudsman = a white elephant for the public?
  • white elephant = something which is more of a liability than an asset
    (e.g. BNPP, Expo Filipino)
  • impeachment = a failed concept; ceased to serve as a mechanism to exact justice (at least in the Philippines) since 2005
  • satisficing = satisfy + suffice = settling with what is good enough
  • Gahasa ni Joi Barrios = http://panitikanngpilipinas17.blogspot.com/2004/12/gahasa-ni-joi-barrios.html