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Salamander aqua trike: Proudly Pinoy made

By Dino Ray V. Directo III/ – Necessity is the mother of invention and a body kit maker may have found the answer to one of the country’s pressing needs. Perennial floodings in Metro Manila and in some provinces have spurred the creation of an amphibious vehicle. Designed by Read more »

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PNoy goes to car plant opening as fallen SAF men arrive

via – Why was President Aquino a no-show at the arrival honors ceremony for the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) men in Villamor Airbase? According to Malacanang, President Aquino was in Sta. Rosa, Laguna Thursday morning to attend the inauguration of the new manufacturing plant of Mitsubishi Read more »

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Why is ‘Are you Filipino?’ offensive to some Fil-Ams?

By Shakira Sison/ – I almost leapt when I saw that a pop-up stall at a Brooklyn food festival had sisig on its menu. I drooled when I read the rest of the dishes on its corrugated steel-backed blackboard: Bicol express, afritada, lumpia. I became giddy like a kid given Read more »

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Philippine President Says He Didn’t Give Go-Ahead for Police Raid

By Floyd Whaley/ – President Benigno S. Aquino III of the Philippines tried to distance himself Wednesday from a botched counterterrorism raid that left 44 elite police officers dead on Sunday and jeopardized a landmark peace deal with rebels in the country’s south. During a nationally televised speech, Mr. Aquino Read more »

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Were street families hidden from the Pope?

By Fritzie Rodriguez/ – The pope has left the building and its old tenants are back. During the Pope’s 5-day visit that ended Monday, January 19, many Filipinos were impressed by how clean the streets were. Critics, however, questioned the government’s preparations, accusing authorities of deliberately “hiding” poverty. Street families Read more »

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Estrada wins: SC junks disqualification case

By Buena Bernal/ – Voting 11-3, the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday, January 21, junked the disqualification case against former president now Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Ejercito Estrada, saying he was eligible to run for the 2013 polls. The High Court upheld a previous Commission on Elections (Comelec) decision dismissing Read more »