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Pacquiao had foot cramps during fight

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao said he was suffering from foot cramps during his WBO welterweight title clash against rival Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada (Sunday morning in Manila). Pacquiao said the pain started in the fourth round of their 12-round fight, and his feet continued to ache throughout 

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Docu on Larranaga case exposes injustice in PH

LONDON – A feature-length documentary challenging the Philippine judicial system has captured the attention of the international community as it tours the world in film festivals and special screenings. From American director Michael Collins and Filipino producer Marty Syjuco, “Give Up Tomorrow” explores the controversial case of Paco Larranaga, a Filipino-Spanish student accused of the 

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Pinoys happy over inclusion of PPUR in New7Wonders

BRUSSELS – People who voted for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) expressed joy after it made it to the New 7 Wonders of Nature. After voting ended last Nov 11, those that made it to the top 7 are South Korea’s Jeju Island, Indonesia’s Komodo Island, the Amazon rainforest, Vietnam’s Halong Bay, Argentina’s Iguazu 

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Loren denies P100M offer to buy video of House break-in

MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Loren Legarda denied Tuesday offering P100 million to buy copies of a video of the break-in at the House of Representatives in 2005, which shows the switching of election returns to rig the results of the 2004 polls. In a press conference, Legarda said it was the group involved in the 

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Italian priest killed in North Cotabato

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – A long-time Italian Catholic missionary living among the Manobo tribe was shot dead this morning inside the Mother of Perpetual Help parish in Arakan Valley, North Cotabato. (Read story…)

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Ka Roger inspired a generation of Filipino youth to serve the people

By Renato Reyes, Jr. The Communist Party of the Philippines on Oct. 9 announced the passing of an icon of the Philippine revolution, Gregorio “Ka Roger” Rosal. According to the announcement made by the CPP, he died in a guerilla zone in June 22, 2011 due to a heart attack. According to the statement, the 

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US pushing for charter change

“For several decades now, even with these restrictions in place, foreign investors and multinationals repatriated billions of dollars in profits without any real and substantial contribution to the domestic economy and social development.” Rep. Luz Ilagan, Gabriela Women’s Party By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas 

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Kin of victims mark Int’l Day of the Disappeared by calling for justice anew

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the International Day of the Disappeared, more than a hundred relatives and colleagues of missing activists gathered today in front of a mall in Quezon City where Jonas Burgos was taken. Protesters put up a signage that read: “Mag-ingat sa mandurukot. Dito dinukot ng mga militar si 

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Mothers, lawyers of 2 missing UP students incredulous over soldier’s denial

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – One of the security escorts of retired Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. denied any involvement in the abduction of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan and farmer Manuel Merino. In his counter-affidavit submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel, August 31, Staff Sgt. 

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Bill to protect workers against contractual employment filed

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Citing recent studies that show that seven out of ten companies implement combinations of flexible work arrangements, Anakpawis filed a bill seeking to protect the security of tenure of workers. Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano recently filed House Bill 5110 or An Act Strengthening the Workers’ Security of Tenure, 

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