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Transport leader killed in Pampanga

Ponciano ” Poncing” Infante, president of the local transport group Pasada-Angeles City and the Pandan-Angeles Drivers Operators Association, was killed by two men riding a motorcycle last September 3. George San Mateo of Piston said Infante is the fourth transport leader killed this year. By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan 

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Saluting a great revolutionary, writer and editor Antonio Zumel

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – What prompts a person to leave the tried-and-tested comfort of being in the herd, and become a revolutionary and a hero? The Philippines has had its share of luminous revolutionaries and heroes, and will likely continue to have more as the section of its population that is waging what 

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‘Robredo never lost hope in Philippines’

MANILA, Philippines – Until the eve of the fatal plane crash off Masbate, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo never lost hope in his country’s future, one of his staff said on Tuesday. Robredo’s speech writer Salve Duplito told dzMM that Robredo was idealistic and always believed that good governance was attainable. In her 

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‘Robredo was the president we never had’ By Caroline Howard, ANC

MANILA, Philippines – Imagine a modern-day Ramon Magsaysay. If Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo had survived Saturday’s plane crash in the waters off Masbate, who knows if he would’ve been another “Man for the Masses” or a president for the people. On that fateful day on August 18, however, no 

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Robredo’s wife: Jesse was ready

By Natashya Gutierrez NAGA CITY, Philippines – In a black dress and often with a smile on her face, the wife of the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo faced the media for the first time. Leni, who spoke with a strong voice, shared her last conversation with her husband, as well as how their family 

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Latest poverty measure: excluding the poor from the poverty count

IBON Features—At 10 p.m., Aling Teresing, a mother in her mid-40s together with her 18-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son begin flattening scrap boxes to sleep on along the sidewalks of Guadalupe. A single parent, Aling Teresing earns up to Php200 a day working as a dispatcher of taxi cabs and is thankful that her daily 

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Having to rebuild their lives again after the floods

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Evelia Balili, 48, was not able to save anything from the floods except a few clothes, blankets and plates. When the monsoon rains swamped many parts of Metro Manila this week, Balili’s house had been washed away by the floods. She lives a few meters away from the 

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Election watchdog calls for disqualification of partylist groups run by rich and powerful

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The election watchdog Kontra-Daya and the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) have filed a petition with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) calling for the immediate and final disqualification of a number of party-list groups, among them groups led by relatives of President Benigno Aquino III and those 

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Military continues to defy court order to transfer detained NDFP consultant

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — A consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) exposed the ill treatment he got from his military captors. Tirso Alcantara, popularly known as “Ka Bart,” has been in solitary confinement at the Philippine Army Custodial Center, Fort Bonifacio headquarters in Taguig City since he was 

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The Olympics’ sex culture

MANILA, Philippines – The scene is all too familiar: littered red solo cups, dodgy stains on the carpet floor, lingering smells of every alcohol brand known to man, and—if you’re lucky—half-naked drunks dancing on tabletops who might as well be wearing flashing ‘WELCOME’ signs around their waists. That’s right. It’s Project X on steroids. But 

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