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A Filipino protester display placards while shouting anti-government slogans during a protest in Manila October 25, 2006. The Philippine Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday against holding a plebiscite on shifting the country to a parliamentary form of government in a major blow for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. ‘CHACHA’ refers Read more »

Gov’t shelling out $10-12M for NAIA3 ‘technical works’

Note: Lovely photos of this white elephant after the jump (via INQ) THE government will be shelling out $10 million to $12 million for “technical works” to complete the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 (NAIA3) and pave the way for its opening on March 2007, a senior Palace Read more »

Community visit (aka) photo op

Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gestures during her visit to a community near the Malacanang compound in Manila on Tuesday Oct. 24, 2006. The Philippines has offered its good offices as current chairman of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations as a venue to explore the resumption of stalled Read more »

Philippines’ Arroyo Praises Thai Commitment to Restore Democracy

(via VA) Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has praised Thailand’s military-installed leader for what she calls his s”trong commitment to restoring democracy” in his country. She spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont in Manila, one of the stops on a regional tour by the Thai leader to win acceptance Read more »

Willie pinagbantaan si Liz

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(via Journal) Panibagong kaso na naman ang dumating kay Willie Revillame na iniharap ng kanyang asawang si Liz Almoro. Sa panibagong demanda, sinabi ni Liz na pinagbabantaan siya ni Willie na sasaktan, at sinabi pa niyang sinaktan din daw nito noon ang kanilang anak nang tumanggi si-yang ibigay iyon sa Read more »

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 »