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Filipino groups rally for Obama

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By LANZ CHRISTIAN BAñES – “Kaya ba?” asked Dexter Ligot-Gordon Thursday night in a doctor’s suite at Sutter Solano Medical Center, addressing the crowd with the Tagalog phrase for “Can we do it?” “Kaya!” – “Yes we can!” – answered about 40 people, expressing their support for Democratic presidential Read more »

‘Isang Bukas na Liham’ email not from us – Joey

Joey de Venecia III, son of former House Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., disowned yesterday an email purportedly from a group that identified itself as “Filipinos Para Kay Joey de Venecia III” that has been circulating since October 15.

Stop bickering: Bishop urges senators

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A Catholic bishop today urged warring senators to stop bickering on the “road to nowhere” issue and focus on ferreting out the truth behind it instead. Kalookan Bishop Deogracias Iñiguez asked them to sit together and stop mudslinging between the two opposing parties.

Villar: Nothing wrong with P200M insertion for one flyover

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abs-cbnNEWS.com – Senate President Manny Villar said Tuesday he is not angry with Senator Panfilo Lacson despite being accused of possible corruption in connection with the alleged double funding for the C-5 road project.

Madrigal: There’s proof Nograles brod got P14M in ‘swine scam’

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Sen. Ana Consuelo “Jamby” Madrigal on Friday said that there is proof that the brother of Speaker Prospero Nograles got P14 million in “attorney’s fees” from Quedancor’s multi-billion swine loan program which is a subject of a Senate Blue-Ribbon Committee probe.

FVR: RP needs to address ‘ticking bombs’

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In a seeming rebuttal of President Arroyo’s blissful view of the state of the nation, former president Fidel Ramos told a gathering of foreign consuls Wednesday that the Philippines needs to diffuse a number of “ticking time bombs” that could derail the progress of the nation.