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Purisima: Infrastructure still has room to grow

MANILA, Nov 28 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines still has plenty of room to grow in terms of its infrastructure, Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima said after construction boosted economic expansion in the third quarter. “I think there’s still a lot of improvement at the area of...
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Boxing champion becomes Bible champion

Baguio City, Philippines – He runs early morning; takes a break to rest in late morning until past noon. In mid-afternoon, he goes to the gym to train. This is typical training schedule for any boxer. But when evening comes, this particular boxer becomes preacher. “Dati,...
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Dr. Manny Calayan: We were never shut down

Dr. Manny Calayan speaks to the media and says operations at the Calayan clinic in Los Angeles never stopped despite a sting conducted by the Medical Board last year.
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‘We were never shut down’ – Dr. Manny Calayan

By Rhony Laigo LOS ANGELES – Contrary to reports, the Calayan Surgicentre Corp. never stopped operations despite a reported sting last August by the California Medical Board that alleged that the clinic of the famous Filipino plastic surgeon was conducting illegal surgical...
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Philippine quake kills 43

MANILA, February 6, 2012 (AFP) – At least 43 people were killed when a powerful earthquake triggered landslides, collapsed homes and smashed bridges across the central Philippines on Monday, authorities said.   The 6.8-magntiude quake hit a narrow strait between the...
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Sen. Schumer’s recommends Lorna Schofield, a Fil-Am, to Federal bench

Washington DC – On Monday, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) recommended Attorney Lorna Schofield to the White House as a candidate for federal district court judge in the Southern District of New York. If nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate, she would be...
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Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims

’Twas an SRO Sining Para sa Bayan concert at Noypitz  Nimfa U. Rueda LOS ANGELES – Filipino American journalists here have raised $9,000 for media colleagues who were among those who died and lost their homes when typhoon Sendong struck Northern Mindanao last month. The...
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Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims

Fil-Am journalists, artists raise $9,000 for Sendong victims
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Post Script to Costa Concordia

THE SIGHT of the luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia, listing on its starboard side after running aground in the tiny island of Isola del Giglio, Italy, sent shivers down my spine. It was the very ship our clan boarded in March 2008 for a Mediterranean cruise after the Lenten...
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Noted global artist Mat Relox immortalizes the charming Mangyan life

BY DAVID CASUCO MAT RELOX saw firsthand how the Mangyan natives in Mindoro disintegrated from genuine tribespeople with exotic and distinct lifestyle into just another group of poor and underserved villagers. He knew them. He grew up in their midst. He was, and is always one of...