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Ocampo son cries but others are just plain mad

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Hunger a record high at 19%, or 3.4M Pinoy families – SWS

Despite repeated claims by the Arroyo administration that the Philippine economy is on a roll, some 3.4 million Filipino families – one of every five or 19 percent of all households – continue to endure hunger, according to the reputable public opinion pollster Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Philippines hits back at US probe on unsolved killings

MANILA (AFP) – A US Senate probe into extrajudicial killings in the Philippines appeared biased against the Manila government and was an affront to its sovereignty, a senior Filipino official said Friday.

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REMITTANCES: Keeping the Philippines economy afloat

By Roel Landingin – When Philippines retailing tycoon Henry Sy picks a location for a new shopping mall, one of the first things he does is figure out where the families of overseas Filipino workers are buying homes. The strategy has not failed the country’s richest man, whose SM Prime Read more »

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Legarda heartened by huge lead in Pulse Asia survey

Inquirer – MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Loren Legarda takes her 15-percentage-point lead in the latest Pulse Asia survey as an affirmation of most Filipinos’ confidence in her as a lawmaker. Legarda made the statement after the Pulse Asia survey had her on top of the senatorial heap with 56.8 Read more »

U.S. says Philippines’ president must do more to stop political murders

AP – WASHINGTON — The Bush administration said Wednesday the Philippines’ president has not done enough to deal with security forces under her command who are involved in political killings. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo did win praise for recent efforts to stop the murders. But a State Department official said Arroyo Read more »