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Philippines’ defense secretary resigns

MANILA – The Philippines’ defence secretary said on Sunday he would resign at the end of November, weeks after publicly opposing President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s attempts to shake up the political system.

Pool players from 40 countries in Manila for World title

(AFP) – The 2006 World Pool Championships is to get underway in Manila with 128 of the world’s leading players from 40 countries competing for a winners purse valued at 100,000 dollars, the biggest prize yet in the 17-year tournament. Defending champion Wu Chia-ching of Taiwan, a pool prodigy Read more »

Nine Pinays detained for prostitution in UAE

Nine Filipino women suspected to be engaged in prostitution were detained in the United Arab Emirates, an official said Saturday. Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Eduardo Malaya said the suspected prostitutes have been held since October 30 in the Dubai area.

Chief Justice Miriam Santiago?

SHE may be the “Iron Lady” but she does not stand a ghost of a chance of being recommended by an old boys’ club to be the country’s next Chief Justice. This was the dim prediction made yesterday by a leading member of the Senate vis a vis the Read more »

Big splash for Pinoy paddlers

Philippine paddlers are hoping to make a big splash at Doha 2006. The men’s canoe and kayaking coach predicted medal glory for her young team, perhaps even a silver.

Pinoy Dream Academy producer found dead

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(via inq7) Body bore several stab wounds. AN executive producer for the television network ABS-CBN was found dead inside his home in Quezon City yesterday morning, apparently after being stabbed by unidentified assailants.