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A Philippine Shame

Manila is doing too little to stop the unchecked killings of the country’s activists By Andrew Marshall – Ruby Sison is waiting for someone to kill her. I met Sison a few months ago at a cemetery in Kidapawan, a town on the lawless Philippine island of Mindanao. We were Read more »

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San Miguel Corp. – largest company in the Philippines

By Tony Lopez – The Securities and Exchange Commission has come out with its Top 5,000 largest corporations in sales for 2005. No. 1 in its list is Petron Corp. with P191.22 billion revenues, up 30 percent and the highest for the Philippines’ biggest oil refiner and retailer which has Read more »

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Philippine Idol – 8th Elimination

(He’s got the skinny, take it away Jove) One visitor posted a question here last night after the show. She was asking me if I was one of those inside the Philippine Idol theatre who cried after the elimination of Pow Chavez. The answer’s no. Why? Because I was Read more »

Cracking the Code Nobody Should Care About

Around spring of this year was the screening of one of the most controversial films ever produced based on the novel of the same title: The Da Vinci Code. And in no less than three occasions, I received an e-mail quoting a certain Ted Baehr about a petition Read more »

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Pacquiao finishes Morales with electric third-round KO

(AP) LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao finished this trilogy with the flair befitting a movie star, knocking down Erik Morales three times on the way to a third-round knockout victory Saturday night in the super featherweights’ third meeting in 20 months.

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Imelda Marcos launches jewelry collection

(AP) MANILA, Philippines: Imelda Marcos — wife of the late Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos — launched a jewelry line on Saturday which she described as “both worthless and priceless,” but would entitle the buyer to a piece of the glamorous former first lady.