Philippines

NOTEBOOK: Nick Atienza, A Tribute

(Published in the column Notebook, page 10 of The Philippine Reporter, January 1-15, 2007 issue, Toronto, Canada) The year 2006 has ended with a big bang. Shortly before we had started jotting down our new year’s resolutions, we were almost inundated with news about deaths – ex-U.S. President Gerald Ford died and given a state 

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More from Dr. Dante Simbulan: Parting Words from a Peace Warrior

By Voltaire de Leon Special to the Philippine Reporter (After the Simbulan Events at the end of November, I had occasion to ask Dr. Simbulan a number of questions over the internet which he graciously answered. – V. de Leon, Rizal Society of Ontario) Since your thesis on the Modern Principalia there has been a 

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Political Killings in R.P. draw International Condemnation

By Emily Vital From Europe to the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo received relentless criticisms for the unabated extrajudicial killings under her regime. Disgraced During her recent trip to Europe, leaders of various countries expressed concern over the Arroyo government’s bad human rights record. During her visit to Finland, President of Finland Tarja Halonen and Foreign Minister 

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Trouble in Paradise: U.S. anti-immigration law may unsettle RP economy

By Reyna Mae L. Tabbada The plight of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and immigrants in the United States still hangs in the balance with the recent passage of U.S. Senate Bill (SB) 2611, the equivalent of House Bill (HB 4437) or The Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. The act aims 

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A Pleasant Evening with Calbes, friends at Kalayaan Cabaret

By Maripi Leynes With eyes closed, we could easily imagine that the men and women singing the kundiman on stage were professional singers from the Philippines. The diction was near perfect and the technical rendition was excellent. The singers from different cultures on this particular day were all students of untiring but retiring soprano Eleanor 

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’Kubrador’ – Complex life of jueteng world

Production Company : MLR Films Executive Producer: Josabeth V. Alonso Producer: Rogelio I. Rayala Director: Jeffrey Jeturian Screenplay: Ralston Jover Cinematographer: Roberto Yniquez Editor: Jay Halili Production Designer: Leo Abaya Sound: Ditoy Aguila Music: Jerrold Jarog Principal Cast: Gina Pareño, Fonz Deza, Nico Antonio, Ran Del Rosario, Johnny Manahan, Nanding Josef Amy (Gina Pareño) paces 

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Mass arrest of undocumented immigrants in U.S. looms

By Nicanor Segovia SAN FRANCISCO, California–A House bill that aims to criminalize undocumented immigrants in the United States has sent a chilling effect on Filipino-American communities along with other ethnic groups. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), led by Bishop Gerald Barnes, chair of its Migration and Refugee Services (MRS), has itself warned in 

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Victor Wong statement

Dear President Macapagal-Arroyo: I am writing to express my condemnation of your declaration of a state of “national emergency” in the Philippines on Friday February 24th. This shocking action announced as the Filipino people commemorate the 20th anniversary of EDSA 1, the 20th anniversary of the end of the Marcos dictatorship, is truly remarkable for 

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A Petition for Press Freedom

Proposed amendment to Bill of Rights: A menace to Philippine democracy We, the undersigned journalists and media organizations, oppose the move to amend the Bill of Rights of the Philippine Constitution and condemn government efforts to curtail the democratic space. The Malacanang-appointed Constitutional Commission has proposed amending Section 4 of the Philippine Constitution’s Bill of 

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The Ugly Canadian; Globalizing Philippine Mining

(Last of a 3-part series of articles that first appeared in The Philippine News Today published in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) By Ted Alcuitas Barrick Gold’s takeover of Placer Dome Inc., which will be finalized on Jan. 19, 2006, has thrown a monkey wrench to the civil suit filed in Nevada by the Province of 

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