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Tucay and his brand of journalism

MANILA — Marjohara Tucay reminded me of Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who hurled his shoes at then US President George W. Bush. Although Tucay did not throw his shoes at US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during a forum in Manila, he, like al-Zaidi, expressed his disgust over US armed intervention in the Philippines. 

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A closer look at Arroyo’s P50,000-a-day hospital suite

MANILA, Philippines – Former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is currently under hospital arrest at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Taguig City. Since last week, Arroyo, 64, has been staying in the hospital’s lone presidential suite which The Philippine Star reported costs P50,000 a day, or P47,619 for senior citizens. The amount is more than half 

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‘Cojuangcos will follow SC ruling on Luisita’

Dep’t of Agrarian Reform ready to implement decision MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino’s clan, which owns Hacienda Luisita, will abide by the Supreme Court ruling that ordered the distribution of the 4,915.7466-hectare sugar estate instead of the stock distribution plan, the family’s lawyer and spokesman said Thursday. “Huwag na nating painitin pa ito. The 

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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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