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Of credit-grabbing Epals and contentious HDOs

NEED one say anything to introduce Philippine politics? Ah, what mess, what circus, what potpourri, what huge entertainment – which seems to be the only rational posture one can take, otherwise one would fall into a deep, deep depression about the future of our dear...
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Pinoys gather coins to set world record

MANILA, November 30, 2011 (AFP) – Philippine civic groups and charities lined up almost 73 kilometres (45 miles) of coins on Wednesday in a bid to set a new Guinness World Record and build schools for the poor. The project, which aimed to set a new record for the longest...
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Santa Ana Winds

Santa Ana Winds – December 1, 2011 Video: Downed and uprooted trees dot the streets of Arcadia, California and the rest of the San Gabriel Valley, located some 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, when 90 mph Santa Ana winds swept through the Los Angeles County on...

Nigerian ‘drug gang recruiter’ held in Philippines

MANILA, May 4, 2011 (AFP) – A Nigerian accused of leading an African drug trafficking syndicate that recruits Asian couriers was arrested in Manila carrying half a kilogramme (1.1 pounds) of cocaine, authorities said Wednesday. Samuel Egbo, 34, and his female South Korean...

Letting teen drink under parent’s watch backfires

By Linda Carroll As prom night approaches and parents begin to worry about what might happen during after hour parties, some might be tempted to try to teach their high schoolers to drink responsibly – by allowing them to consume alcohol under supervision. That approach,...
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Bicol Express featured in Hot-Chow at Magayon Festival

LEGAZPI CITY – Bicol Express, a renowned delicacy made in traditional Bicolano style made from long chilies, locally known as “lada,” coconut milk, shrimp paste, onion, pork and garlic took the center stage in the Tuesday Hot-Chow at Kantahan (Sili viand Eating...

Revillame formally charged; next the slammer?

MANILA – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Wednesday formally filed a case against “Willing Willie” host Willie Revillame for violation of Republic Act No. 7610, otherwise known as the ‘Special protection of Children against Abuse,...

Asian Pacific American Project honors Mona Pasquil

The Asian Pacific American Leadership Project (APALP), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering civic involvement and leadership development for Asian Pacific Americans, honored Mona F. Pasquil, Appointments Secretary, Office of California Governor Jerry Brown, during...

Free pre-school for Philippine children

MANILA, April 29, 2011 (AFP) – Millions of Philippine children are being offered crash kindergarten lessons for free to help them prepare for school, the education ministry said Friday. The government crafted the seven-week programme after observing that many students went...
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The big day! William and Catherine marry in royal wedding at Westminster Abbey

London (CNN) – Prince William of Wales slipped a gold ring onto the finger of Catherine Middleton Friday, and the couple vowed to love, comfort, honor and to keep each other in London’s biggest royal wedding in three decades. Bells pealed over central London and...