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Marine Accused in Philippine Killing Tests US Ties

In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, Julita Cabillana, mother of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, grieves beside the casket of her son at a funeral parlor in Olongapo, Zambales province, northern Philippines. Laude's distraught mother Julita said she lost a child, who had given her money regularly for medicine for her ailments, including diabetes and hypertension. The killing of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public anger in the Philippines and revived a debate over the U.S. military presence in a country seen by Washington as a major ally in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila) The Associated Press

OLONGAPO, Philippines  By JIM GOMEZ Associated Press   Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect in the brutal slaying at a cheap hotel more than Read More …

Let’s not forget Purisima

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By Ellen T. Tordesillas Malaya While we are riveted to the splendor of Hacienda Binay’s Kew Gardens and air-conditioned piggery, let us not forget Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima and his questionable acts as a public official. The public should be more vigilant of the Purisima case because no less than President Aquino is protecting him, vouching for the Police chief’s integrity despite blatant Read More …

Global Revolution

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By Erick San Juan Everyday since the globalists invented the ‘war on terror’ and the man-made diseases like the HIV-AIDS, flu virus, avian flu, H1N1, the Ebola,etc which are all stage managed crisis, we are bombarded 24/7 by many believe as ‘fearmongering’ spin. The CNN and the western media seem to be part of the scare bogey showing the ongoing regional wars in the middle Read More …

LESS THAN 1%

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GLIMPSES BY JOSE MA. MONTELIBANO To read a news report that only 142 units of permanent homes have been done after almost one year from Yolanda’s destruction is truly saddening. It is also shocking. In one gathering hosted or moderated by an international foundation or NGO, with other NGOs and key government agencies attending, the pitiful state of government bureaucracy and the moribund mindset it Read More …

The Most Important in the Kingdom

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Reflections Fr. Shay Cullen PREDA Recently I was talking to a group of forty young boys who had been taken out of filthy jails and sub-human conditions in the so-called youth detention centers of Metro Manila. I told them, “You are the children of God and the most important in God’s family. That’s why you are here, you are free and have rights and dignity.” Read More …

Uncle Bob ‘did not protect’ Donaire

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“I saw a lot of people have success handed to them that then exploited it. They didn’t protect it or cherish it.” — Aaron Paul By Alex P. Vidal Was Nonito Donaire Jr. fed to the lion? It appears now that Manny Pacquiao is the only fighter in the world who enjoys “protection” from Bob Arum. Since 2003, the wily but genius American promoter pampered Read More …

Denies Senator Poe his half-sister

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BY GILBERT BAYORAN VISAYAN DAILY STAR Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said he calls Senator Grace Poe Llamanzares “sis”, and, in return, she calls him “kuya”. Marcos was reacting to rumors that Poe Llamanzares, adopted daughter of the late action movie legend, Fernando Poe Jr,that her biological father was the late President Ferdinand Marcos. I don’t know where it came from, and why it became Read More …

Taiwan considers permanent armed ships for disputed South China Sea island

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Source: Reuters TAIPEI – Taiwan is considering stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials said, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost wholly by China, with Vietnam already dismissing such a plan as “illegal”. The potentially energy-rich Spratly islands are one of the main flashpoints in the South China Sea, with claims also from Malaysia, the Read More …