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Estrada celebrates Christmas with mom

FORMER president Joseph Estrada arrived Monday at the home of his mother in the municipality of San Juan to celebrate Christmas with her and the rest of the family, according to a report on GMA Network’s “Flash Report.”

U.S. Cancels Philippines Military Exercise

By TERESA CEROJANO – MANILA, Philippines — The United States canceled a joint military exercise with the Philippines scheduled for next year because of a dispute over the custody of a U.S. Marine appealing his rape conviction, officials said Friday.

National artist Ramon Obusan passes away

National Artist for Dance Ramon Obusan has died Thursday afternoon at the Makati Medical Center Thursday, ABS-CBN News reported. Doctos said the cause of death of the 68-year old national artist was cardio-pulmonary arrest. President Arroyo expressed sadness over the death of Obusan, describing the national artists as “a true Read more »

Gift-giving

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U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney hugs an orphan after giving her a stuffed toy while helping distribute Christmas gifts to Filipino orphans during the traditional gift-giving gesture for the Yuletide Season by the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade based in Okinawa, Japan, Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2006 at an Read more »

Thousands protest against Gloria Arroyo

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MANILA (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters blocked the main street in Manila’s financial district on Monday calling on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down and catching police officers by surprise.

Remittances by overseas Filipinos exceeds $10b mark

Dollar remittances from overseas Filipinos rose 16.6 per cent in the first 10 months of the year, exceeding 10 billion dollars, the government said Friday. The central bank said remittances from January to October totalled 10.3 billion dollars, compared with 8.83 billion dollars in the same period last year. Read more »