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Comelec eyes Internet voting for overseas Pinoys

(STAR) Filipinos abroad may no longer have to rely on snail mail or troop to diplomatic offices to cast their ballots in next year’s elections. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is now eyeing voting through the use of the Internet for the 500,000 Filipino migrants participating in the May 2007 Read more »

Over 590 minor aftershocks hit Philippines, no damage

(AP) More than 590 aftershocks have hit the Philippines following a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, but most could not be felt by humans and none was strong enough to cause any damage, government seismologists said today.

Senators slam ‘unsolicited advice’ to justice chief

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(via Inquirer) MANILA — Two senators on Sunday chided Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez over his unsolicited advice to Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban to shun social gatherings if only to avoid contact with powers that-be who could otherwise influence the Supreme Court’s ruling on pending cases.


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Protesters burn an effigy of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila October 20, 2006. Thousands of activists marched outside the palace on Friday to protest continued political killings and efforts of Arroyo’s to change the constitution to keep herself in power. Read more »

Google’s 3Q Profit Nearly Doubles

Note: This piece of news is of interest to Pinoys especially bloggers who dream of green pastures through the company’s AdSense program. Google should be around for a while and so will those AdSense cheques. (AP) SAN FRANCISCO October 19, 2006, 5:49 p.m. ET · Google Inc.’s third-quarter profit Read more »

Charges set vs ABS-CBN execs, others over stampede

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Image by Flon Faurillo via Bulatlat (via ABS) The justice department has recommended the filing of charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and injuries against television host Willie Revillame and 16 other people, including two top executives of ABS-CBN in relation to the ULTRA stampede last February. Read more »