Pangilinan, Ateneo, and Borrowed Grad Speeches

Was shocked to learn (via Twitter) that Manuel V. Pangilinan quit last Saturday as chairman of the board of the Ateneo de Manila University, after finding out that sections of the graduation speech which he delivered last March 26 and 27 were quite similar to speeches delivered by Oprah Winfrey and J.K. Rowling.

Here’s how to protect yourself from copy/paste happy people who help you prepare your speech…

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Cell Phone Security

There seems to be a cell phone scam going around, where someone tries to get you to shutdown or switch off your cell phone. If you switch off your cellphone, your relatives will then receive messages that you have been kidnapped.

When your relatives try to contact you, they won’t be able to (because your phone is off).

Anyway, here’s a copy of that warning message now making the rounds in various inboxes…

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Words and Reality

Did you know that the words you regularly say out loud become reality? Yes, whenever you repeat something and you hear it, whether it is positive or negative, that’s exactly how your future is going to turn out.

It’s true! Even Bo Sanchez has a personal story to back that up…

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Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2010

We join Janette Toral in encouraging elementary and high school teachers to participate in the Philippine Schools Cyberfair 2010: Believe & Unite, and engage your students in a performance-based collaborative, project-design competition.

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