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US lawmakers set to vote on bill giving highest honor to Pinoy WWII vets

via – The US House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that seeks to award Filipino World War II veterans the Congressional Gold Medal on November 30, two American lawmakers said Tuesday. “This week, Congress will take the next step to recognize the brave and Read more »

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Bomb detonated by police near US embassy in Philippines

By Sandi Sidhu and Ben Westcott/CNN – An improvised explosive device found near the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, was detonated by police on Monday. Two eyewitnesses said the device was placed less than 150 meters (500 feet) from the embassy by a person riding in a taxi, Philippines National Read more »

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OPINION: Burial fit for a thief

Editor’s note: Nicole Curato is a sociologist. She is a research fellow at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra and a regular contributor for CNN Philippines. The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers. By Nicole Curato/CNN Philippines – Naisahan kayo ano,” Philippine Read more »

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Ramos speaks up on Marcos burial: ‘I felt very bad’

By Ina Andolong/CNN Philippines – He was the Armed Forces vice chief of staff who turned his back on his commander in chief — then president Ferdinand Marcos. Former President Fidel Ramos’ decision to bolt from the Marcos administration was a turning point in the 1986 People Power revolution. For Read more »

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Anti-Marcos groups prepare for November 25 grand rally

By Patty Pasion/ – The Coalition Against the Return of the Marcoses to Malacañang (Carmma) are calling on various groups protesting former President Ferdinand Marcos’ burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani to join their mass action on November 25. Carmma spokesperson Bonifacio Ilagan, who is one of the petitioners Read more »

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OPINION: The frailty of our Martial Law ‘education’

By Jose K. Tirol/ – The easiest way to comment about Martial Law, and Philippine history classes about Martial Law, is to describe the terrible legacy of the former, and the tepid quality of the latter. It has been three decades since the EDSA Revolution, but the tragedy is Read more »