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Thursday, March 31, 2005

What Do You Think Of A Filipino Who Pays 20,000 USD For A Night

... in a Las Vegas hotel? I read the news on Monday, March 21. The report stated that someone closely related to the President of the Philippines paid 20,000 USD (that is about 1M PHP) for a night's stay at Las Vegas. It seems that this Filipino went to Las Vegas with some members of Congress to... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Our Media Will Not Show This

At the moment, there is a battle in the Philippines between the Catholic Church and the government's Department of Health on the issue of contraception and abortion. And media has been siding with the Department of Health, accusing the Church of insisting on outdated values inspite of the "current... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Abu Sayyaf Riot Quelched; But Who Brought In The Guns?

Link: ABS-CBN Interactive. The lead civilian negotiator during the prison revolt at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig admitted Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf inmates held other types of firearms aside from the pistols seized from the jail guards. "The intelligence report we received on the ground indicated that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 14, 2005

On Food Poisoning and Prisoners' Revolt

Remember the news about children getting killed by cassava food-poisoning? The Department of Health has come up with the results of its investigations, and guess what? They say it was not the cassava at all. The cause of the poisoning was pesticides. "It is very much possible that the food was... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Casava Food Poisoning -- Root Crop Turns Into Cyanide

Link: CNN.com - Food poisoning kills?29?children - Mar 9, 2005. Fourteen children died Wednesday before reaching hospitals and 13 died upon arrival, a spokesman for Ubay Mayor Eutiquio Bernales said. Two more children also have died, but it was not clear when. Thirty-five more are in critical... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, March 9, 2005

The President Is Puzzled

Link: Arroyo puzzled by reactions to family planning program - INQ7.net. PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has expressed disbelief after reports that some health workers promoting the government's "ligtas buntis" (Save From Pregnancy) campaign have been advised against receiving communion. Told... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 7, 2005

Where The Price of Truth Can Be One's Life

The Philippines is among other things also known for the high number of journalists that are murdered here doing their jobs. Link: ABS-CBNNEWS.COM. Two community journalists have been receiving threats a month after they filed corruption charges against city officials of San Pablo, Laguna, for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 24, 2005

Death Penalty on Terrorists!

Max Soliven gives a fair assessment on the problem of the judiciary on the two suspected terrorists who were caught. Here instead of the law protecting innocent civilians, it protects the perpetrators of violence instead. Link: Philstar.com - The Filipino Global Community. The capture of the two men... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

This Year's EDSA 1986 Memorial Celebration

The President's call for a new revolution will be met with cold shoulders. There was a time when the memory of EDSA would galvanize Filipinos into action. Now, the government has to think of ways to make people come to the memorial celebration. Link: Arroyo calls for ‘new revolution’ against... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Of Terrorists and Snap Elections

I was just reading an article by Teodoro Benigno, one of the better opinion makers in the Philippines today. He writes that it would do us well if we had a snap elections now. The reason for it is simply to take out Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who has bungled every opportunity given to her to lead the... Sign in to see full entry.

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