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Friday, June 30, 2006

Leaving it behind

By Michael Tan
Last updated 11:48am (Mla time) 06/30/2006
Published on Page A15 of the June 30, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

"YOU can't take it with you." No matter how wealthy we are, we will all leave the world as we entered it: penniless.

So we try to console ourselves that at least we can leave the fruits of our labor to our children. But last Wednesday, I wrote about a trend toward "mega-philanthropy" where very rich American businessmen are leaving the bulk of their wealth to charity rather than to their children, and they're doing this even before they die.

Read more here.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Giving wealth away

By Michael Tan
Last updated 00:46am (Mla time) 06/28/2006
Published on Page A13 of the June 28, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

RGS pax joins Gay Pride March: 2006 White Party

Shared by:
Doni Santos
Ang Ladlad

(Religion, Gender and Sexuality - Kabandana Batch/June 2006)

As expected, two jillion gay men and their fag hags came out of their houses and went to Malate to celebrate the bacchanal White Party, the biggest gay party of every year. Annually, gay men swarm the corner of Orosa and Nakpil like ten thousand locusts hungry for anything remotely edible. In 2006, Orosa Street was once again shut close to accommodate the stage and the lights and all the gay men looking for love, friends, and of course sex. :)

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Of Legal Defenses (and Offenses) in Rape Trials: A Deconstruction

Shared by:
Carolina S. Ruiz Austria
Senior Lecturer UP College of Law
(Religion, Gender and Sexuality - Magdalena Batch)

"Naughty," and "Notorious," were descriptive words, which reportedly figured from the side of the defense in the recently concluded hearing of the Subic rape case, where two prosecution witnesses testified and in turn, were cross-examined.

The two words, "naughty," and "notorious," were used by the defense purportedly to describe the Neptune bar (and similar places like it) because it employs "hospitality girls," and offers VIP rooms.

Read more here.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Religion, Gender, and Sexuality June06 Batch

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Saturday, June 24, 2006

The RGS Speakers

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Dr. Michael Tan

Fr. Eugene Cañete, MJ

Sr. Helen Graham, MM

Prof. Yasmin Busran-Lao

The RGS Program

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Friday, June 23, 2006

The Venue: MMLDC, Antipolo City

Meralco Management & Leadership Development Center Foundation, Inc
Km. 27, Sumulong Highway, Antipolo City, Rizal

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

RGS Participants in Groups

The Participants

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Close-Up and Spiritual

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