Candidates for the Amazing Philippines Beauties contest for transvestites and transsexuals wave after they were presented to the media at a hotel in Manila October 7, 2008. Some 25 contestants are vying for the annual crown which will be handed out on October 24.
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Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo delivers her State of the Nation Address on Monday, 28 July 2008 before the joint chambers of Congress as Senate President Manuel Villar (left) and House Speaker Prospero Nograles listens intently. (Photograph: Julius Reyes/PCPO HO-NPPA)
Inquirer editorial Romulo Neri may be sustained by a different self-image, but to many Filipinos he is damaged goods. He has lost the moral standing, and thus the credibility, to discharge the functions of high office. Appointing him to head the Social Security System (SSS), therefore, can only be seen Read more »
Former Romanian Olympics gymnastics champion Nadia Comaneci holds a start sign prior to a ceremonial fun run by Filipino special children Monday, June 25, 2007 in Manila, Philippines. Comaneci, who is now an American citizen and first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10, is here to give inspirational Read more »