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Philippines victims to finally get Marcos compensation

MANILA (Reuters) – Filipinos imprisoned and tortured and the families of those murdered during the regime of Ferdinand Marcos may finally get compensation after more than 20 years of legal wrangling, an American rights lawyer said on Wednesday.

Barge carrying oil waste sinks in central Philippines

MANILA (AFP) – A barge carrying debris from the Philippines’ worst-ever oil spill has sunk in rough seas off the southern island of Mindanao, officials said. The barge sank on Monday night off Misamis Occidental province carrying 59,000 sacks of rock and sand, oil firm Petron Corp said Tuesday.

Pacquiao finishes Morales with electric third-round KO

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(AP) LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao finished this trilogy with the flair befitting a movie star, knocking down Erik Morales three times on the way to a third-round knockout victory Saturday night in the super featherweights’ third meeting in 20 months.

Bush thanks Philippines for Pinay White House chef

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(I guess we should be proud that the person who heads the White House kitchen is Pinay. Still, we can’t help this feeling of ambivalence and simply be amazed at the reach of our overseas ‘domestics’. Tsk tsk. Like we said, we’re a bit torn on this piece Read more »

Morales: Pacquiao has no defense, no technique

Erik “El Terrible” Morales of Mexico expressed confidence as he warned Manny Pacquiao on the eve of the scheduled official weigh-in on Friday (Saturday RP time) for the much awaited return grudge fight dubbed “The Grand Finale” at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

US couple indicted for forcing Pinay to be maid

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Two doctors were sentenced to four years in prison for forcing a woman from the Philippines to be a maid in their home for 19 years.