60 maps debunk China’s ‘historical claim’ on South China Sea

By Matikas Santos/ – An exhibit of 60 ancient maps presented Thursday showed that China has never had “historical ownership” of Scarborough Shoal, one of the many maritime features in the disputed West Philippine Sea. The maps were published based on the previous lecture of Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Read more »


Pride, prejudice and politics in Philippine sports

By Antonio P. Contreras/ – We take pride in our basketball team and we broke into delirious jubilation when it won against Senegal, the first ever after decades of losses. We talked about the never-say-die attitude, and celebrated the players’ hearts as being the advantage they had despite the Read more »

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How Pinoy became a US citizen in just 2 months

By Don Tagala/ABS-CBN North America News Bureau – It was a graduation day two Filipinos will never forget. Not only did they graduate in the U.S. Army with the highest honors, they became US citizens in just a matter of months. Twenty-seven year old specialist Christian Albert De Leon received Read more »

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House junks impeach complaints vs P-Noy

By Paolo Romero/The Philippine Star – After only two hearings, the House committee on justice junked yesterday all three impeachment complaints against President Aquino, saying they were “not sufficient in substance.” The committee, dominated by Aquino’s allies, junked each impeachment complaint by a vote of 54-4 in separate voting Read more »

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NBI foils car bomb attempt at NAIA-3

By Evelyn Macairan/The Philippine Star – A potential car bomb attack at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) was foiled before dawn yesterday by operatives of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) with the capture of four suspects and the seizure of explosives. NBI Director Virgilio Mendez declined to name Read more »

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Henry Sy is Philippines’ richest man for 7th straight year

via – Mall magnate Henry Sy is the Philippines’ richest man for the 7th consecutive year, according to Forbes magazine. According to the latest Forbes Philippines rich list, the country’s 50 wealthiest are worth a combined $74 billion, up 12 percent from $65.8 billion in 2013. Forbes estimated Read more »