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College dropout now a billionaire

MANILA, Philippines – The youngest of the 40 richest Filipinos in Forbes list is a college dropout. Edgar “Injap” Sia II, a 30-something entrepreneur whose barbecue chain has overtaken multinational chain McDonalds in the second top spot in a span of 7 years, did not finish college because he has set a goal, according to 

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Isagani Yambot: loving father, excellent journalist, press freedom fighter

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Every time he comes home from work, no matter how late, I would still feel his tender kisses on me.” This is but part of the fond memories of Marie Paz of her father, Isagani Yambot, publisher of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Yambot or Gani to his colleagues, 

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Study links white rice consumption to diabetes

PARIS – Health researchers said on Thursday they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming an epidemic. Further work is need to probe the apparent association and diets that are notoriously high in sugar and fats should remain on the 

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5 Filipinos open a Facebook account per minute

MANILA, Philippines – Much has been said about the Philippines being among the top social media countries in the world. And all of that is richly deserved. It is indeed a social and hyperconnected world and the statistics bear this out. The latest data from SocialBakers shows that almost one out of every 4 Filipinos 

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Children not spared from brutal rights violations

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – In an instant, Cindy (not her real name), 17, lost her sanity. On October 16, 2011, at around 3 p.m., soldier Alexander Bargasa fetched Cindy from her home to attend the anniversary gathering of the 16th Infantry Battalion at the military camp in sitio Galaxy, Pinugay village, Baras, 

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The Filipina who proved Einstein right

Think of Filipinos who have astounded the world lately, and the first names that come to mind are likely to be Manny Pacquiao or Charice. The two definitely earned their Pinoy-pride accolades, but they aren’t the only ones who deserve it. Meet  Reinabelle Reyes, a 28-year-old astrophysicist who astounded scientists all over the world when 

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Mel Tiangco renews exclusive contract with GMA Network

Veteran broadcast journalist Mel Tiangco recently renewed her long-term, exclusive contract with broadcast leader GMA Network. Tiangco anchors the Network’s banner newscast 24 Oras with equally venerable news anchor Mike Enriquez. Tiangco also serves as GMA Kapuso Foundation EVP and COO. (PRESS RELEASE)

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Conference renews push for Peoples’ Mining Bill

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com Sidebar: John Arcilla, actor, environmentalist attends Peoples’ Mining Conference MANILA – “A hundred years after exporting our precious timber, have we become rich?” This is the question Kabataan Partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino threw to the participants of the 3rd Peoples Mining Conference happening until today in Tagaytay City. (Read story…)

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Farm workers to SC: ‘Junk Cojuangco-Aquinos’s plea, declare decision as final’

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Farm workers of the Hacienda Luisita urged the Supreme Court to declare with finality its November 22, 2011 decision ordering the distribution of 4,916 hectares of Hacienda Luisita land to the original 4,296 original farmworker beneficiaries (FWBs). (Read story…)

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After more than 3 years, Ombudsman acts on torture case

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – After almost six years, torture victim Raymond Manalo was asked to recount the horror he went through at the hands of the military during the clarificatory hearing at the Office of the Ombudsman, Jan. 31. (Read story…)

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