Scorsese finally an Oscar winner

LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — After losing out five times, director Martin Scorsese was awarded his first Oscar on Sunday for “The Departed.” “The Departed” also was named best picture. Scorsese was up against Clint Eastwood, who beat him two years ago and went up against him again this year Read more »

‘Hope’ on Startalk

Part 2 after the jump.

Pinoy supplier of Wal-Mart abuses workers, says US group

A US watchdog group has called on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to put a stop to what it says is worker abuse at a factory in the Philippines that makes apparel for the retailer. The Worker Rights Consortium said the Chong Won factory, which primarily makes clothing for Wal-Mart supplier Read more »

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Philippines rejects U.N. reports

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Reports by a U.N. human-rights expert and a fact-finding commission appointed by the Philippine president linking soldiers to the killings of left-wing activists were one-sided and unfair, government and military officials said.

BAILIWICK

By Jove Francisco – A rain of confetti is a staple in campaign rallies. But the amount of confetti poured during the climax of the proclamation rally in San Fernando, Pampanga Tuesday afternoon was twenty times more than the usual. There was almost zero visibility on stage.

Here we go again…

“…Maximum ng salary ng asawa ko, hawak ko po. Kinaklaro ko lang ‘yan kasi, with all the problems we had in the past month, hindi ko na-realized na nasangkot na pala ang asawa ko sa ganoong bagay. Kasi, shielded ako, eh. Kasi, hindi naman ako ang na-a-accuse, eh, di ba? Read more »