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Filipinos experiencing People Power fatigue

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Groups seeking President Arroyo’s ouster through another bloodless revolt have failed to get popular support because of “people power fatigue”, a sociologist said. Sociologist Josephine Aguilar said many Filipinos are pessimistic about conducting another “People Power” revolt similar to mass actions in 1986 and 2001 that deposed presidents Ferdinand Marcos Read more »

The little girl who wanted a pair of shoes

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Suicide highlights poverty in the Philippines By Kathy Marks All she wanted was a bicycle, a pair of new shoes and to be able to finish her schooling. But her family was dirt poor, and eventually the 12-year-old Filipina girl grew so demoralised that she hanged herself.

In pursuit of the American dream

By ANNE MARIE DE JESUS PORTUGAL With unemployment estimated at 7.8 percent (as of July 2007), the Filipino diaspora remains unabated, and can only be seen to grow in the coming years. And while Pinoys are willing (if not at all ready financially) to try their luck in either the Read more »

Filipinos fight to be recognized as U.S. vets

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Jose Ginito is a Filipino American veteran of World War II. They lived in the Philippines, but they were members of the U.S. armed forces. More than 200,000 of them fought during World War II. Tens of thousands died before the final hard-won triumph over Japan. TYSON TRISH / Read more »

Undelivered Speech by Ninoy Aquino

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I have returned on my free will to join the ranks of those struggling to restore our rights and freedoms through non-violence. I seek no confrontation. I only pray and will strive for a genuine national reconciliation founded on justice.

From Boracay to Greece

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(Editor note: Read for yourself what the hoopla is all about regarding Ms Malu Fernandez’ article which appeared recently in People Asia magazine.) BY MALU FERNANDEZ – Summer comes and goes. Most of the time I am out if the country for work. But I’m stuck here, I Read more »