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Philippine General Hospital’s Centennial Anniversary

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MB – THE Philippine General Hospital (PGH) was established on August 17, 1907, through the Philippine Commission Act 1688. Construction of the PGH began a year later and was completed in 1910. On September 1, 1910, the PGH opened with 300 beds with the purpose of providing quality health Read more »

English getting lost in translation in Philippines

By Carlos H. Conde – MANILA: “We grow our hogs in our own farms so you’re sure to get meat that is grown.” “The city’s voice is soft like solitudes.” “He found his friend clowning himself around.” “He seemed to be waiting for someone, not a blood relation, much less Read more »

The General’s Report

How Antonio Taguba, who investigated the Abu Ghraib scandal, became one of its casualties. by Seymour M. Hersh – On the afternoon of May 6, 2004, Army Major General Antonio M. Taguba was summoned to meet, for the first time, with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in his Pentagon conference Read more »

Human trafficking on the rise, with easy pickings in RP

By JASON GUTIERREZ – Trafficked into slavery as a young girl, Geralyn Quezo, 17, sits quietly by the window of a halfway house amid the deafening cacophony of life in Manila’s main pier. Now and then a smile breaks from her cracked lips, only to quickly fade as Read more »

Eyewitness account: Seven hours of hell in Tipo-Tipo, Basilan

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JUN VENERACION, GMA7 News – Embedded with government forces searching for kidnapped Italian priest Giancarlo Bossi, my team and I were caught in the middle of a very intense firefight between the Marines and armed groups in the area.

Kung Bakit Bad Trip ang Pagtatapos

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By Ben Cabrera (Bencab), National Artist for the Visual Arts – Delivered before graduating students of the University of the Philippines College of Arts and Letters, 21 April 2007 Kapuwa kong Pambansang Alagad ng Sining at Dekano Virgilio Almario, Kawaksing Dekano Marilyn Canta, Kawaksing Dekano Jose Wendell Capili, Kawaksing Dekano Read more »