Basis of Current U.S. Wars of Aggression: Oil
Culled from my speech entitled "Understanding the Pedagogy of U.S. Wars of Aggression," 1 March 2003, College of Mass Communication (CMC) auditorium, UP Diliman
- U.S. War in Afghanistan (2002) - "With the Taliban out of power, transnational oil companies can now build oil and gas pipelines through Afghanistan and Pakistan to Karachi on the Arabian Sea."
- U.S.-led War in Iraq (2003) - "Iraq is the second richest reserve owner in the world with a 10.6% share and 112 billion barrels."
Favorite Song (local): Tubig at Langis (Water and Oil)
Favorite Song (foreign): Black Gold
Favorite Rock Band (foreign): Midnight Oil
Favorite All-Star Wrestler: Diesel
Favorite Website: Oil and Gas Resources Online, URL http://www.oil.com
Favorite Movie - Drama (foreign): Lorenzo's Oil
Favorite Movie - Musical (foreign): Grease
Favorite Actor (foreign): Vin Diesel
Favorite Movie Scenes (foreign):
On Deadly Ground (Steven Seagal single-handedly destroys an oil refinery and kills the oil executive and his cohorts)
First Blood (Sylvester Stallone causes the explosion of an abandoned gas station)
Sampson, A. (1976). The Seven Sisters: The Great Oil Companies and the World They Shape. New York: Bantam Books.
Odell, P. R. (1970/1979). Oil and World Power. New York: Penguin Books.
Favorite Rally Chant: Presyo ng Langis, Ibaba, Ibaba! (Oil Prices, Rollback, Rollback!)
Title of Master's Thesis: The State of the Philippine Downstream Oil Industry
Best Article I Wrote for the Philippine Daily Inquirer:
Oily Conspiracy, published in The Best of Youngblood. Manila: Anvil Publishing and Philippine Daily Inquirer. 1998. pp 199-201.
Best Article I Wrote for the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR):
Reporting Oil Price Issues, published in Philippine Journalism Review, 13 (6). December 2002. 32-34.
Best Article I Wrote for Bulatlat.com:
Amid Looming U.S. War on Iraq: Govít Oil Security Plan Fails to Curb Price Hikes, Overpricing, published in Bulatlat.com, 3 (3). February 16 to 22, 2003.
Best Article I Wrote for IBON Foundation:
Oil Exchange Ends Up Defending the Oil Cartel, published as IBON Special Release. Issue 54. August 2000.