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Why the Conflict in the Southern Philippines Is Far From Over

By Charlie Campbell Philippine soldiers wear gas masks due to the smell of decaying bodies as they patrol amongst destroyed houses at the site of heavy fighting during the stand-off between government forces and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels in Santa Catalina area of Zamboanga City, on southern Read more »

How Robredo was not confirmed DILG chief

by Jojo Malig, ABS-CBNnews.com MANILA, Philippines – Placed “under evaluation” by President Benigno Aquino III and bypassed twice by the Commission on Appointments (CA), former Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo died before he could be confirmed as secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). National and Read more »

‘The hacienda is no more’

By Daxim L. Lucas, Kristine L. Alave – SWEET AND SOUR The landmark decision of the Supreme Court ordering the distribution of the land is sweet victory to Hacienda Luisita workers. For the Cojuangcos, it spells the end of the family’s control of the vast sugarcane plantation and sugar Read more »

Ninoy Aquino: A hero for all seasons

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By Nene Pimentel – It is the sum of his selfless deeds that gives meaning to August 21 as a celebratory occasion, to remind ourselves of the meaning of his life and especially of his epic death.

Why the Filipino is SPECIAL

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By Ed Lapiz – Filipinos are Brown. Their color is in the center of human racial strains. This point is not an attempt at racism, but just for many Filipinos to realize that our color should not be a source of or reason for inferiority complex.

The Pinoy macho stripped–and feminized?

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By Johven Velasco – Recently, I wrote about how the contemporary Filipino woman has assumed a stronger disposition and a tougher demeanor as presented on mainstream Filipino films, at least in the romance dramas and romantic comedies of the leading film outfits, notably Star Cinema.