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GMA appoints military man as NTC chief

We hope the news that another military man has been appointed by President Arroyo to an important post is untrue. According to a spokesperson of the Department of Transportation and Communications, retired Rear Admiral Abraham Abesamis (shown in the photo from the AFP website) has purportedly been handpicked by Mrs. Arroyo to replace resigned National […]

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Time Magazine laments: Philippines shamed by unchecked political killings

Time Magazine is unconvinced by the Arroyo administration’s empty pronouncements condemning the killings of activists — simply because the killings continue, and the body supposed to investigate the incidents miserably fail to win the trust and confidence of victims’ families and witnesses. The Time article is the latest expression of the international uproar over the […]

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Bishop Abante, hate and homophobia

According to his religious beliefs, Baptist Bishop Bienvenido Abante detests gays and pledges to move heaven and earth to stop the Philippines from granting homosexuals (be they lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transexuals) equl rights to form marital unions. Nobody is stopping him from holding such beliefs, however antiquated and inhuman. What takes the cake is […]

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Manny Pacquiao wins TKO

No surprises with today’s bout. As expected, Manny Pacquiao demolished his foe Eric Morales with a technical knockout at the end of round three of the two pugilists “The Grand Finale” bout in Las Vegas. The omens were too many. Pacman was at his peak, while El Terible continued to struggle with being overweight. Pacman […]

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Milenyo: The Aftermath

Twas like a scene from the movie War of the Worlds. Tree branches and leaves, and whole trees uprooted from the earth, litter the streets and highways, creating countless traffic chokepoints. Hundreds of billboards were also torn down, with not a few killing pedestrians who happened to be under them when these ugly objects came […]

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Itlog: Esperon deserved it and more

Hermogenes Esperon Jr. deserves the treatment he got from activist UP students. Makapal kasi ang mukha ng duwag na heneral na ito. Sinungaling pa, at saksakan ng sipsip kay Gloria. Why should any Filipino respect a military chief whose name was mentioned in the unresolved Hello Garci scandal? Why should we give special treatment to […]

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Happy 29th birthday, LFS!

Last Monday, the League of Filipino Students marked its 29th anniversary. The LFS has come a long way. Many students, past and present, salute the LFS for being an outstanding exponent of student activism, for providing students a productive and patriotic outlet for their many talents and immense energies. Contrary to the tsismis of tsismosos […]

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NDF explains revolutionary taxation policy on big businesses

The National Democratic Front explains revolutionary taxation viz. the many false claims against it: The revolutionary movement is building a new society to replace the present semi-feudal and semi-colonial society characterized by widespread poverty and economic backwardness. The new society that is being built promotes the interests of the overwhelming majority of the Filipino people […]

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Hodge-podge No. 310806

Fr. Joe Dizon blamed Ferdinand Marcos for the shortage of pro-people, righteous and progressive leaders today. “Pinagpapatay ni Marcos ang isang henerasyon ng mga lider gaya nina Edgar Jopson at Bobby dela Paz, kaya kakaunti ang mga lider ngayon na maaaring mamuno,” said Fr. Joe. “Ngayon, dapat tayong magalit din at ipatigil ang mga pagpaslang […]

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