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Globe Telecom’s nightmare before Christmas

A Globe Telecom official ringed me up yesterday, after I sent out a text blast of Christmas greetings to my friends. The official said that Globe has brought back Unlitxt20 because they heard about the TXTPower complaint. I thanked him of course — but added that not all’s well. Unlitxt20 may have been returned, but […]

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Nick Atienza has died

Just  few minutes ago, I received a text message bearing terrible news: the legendary activist, professor and leader Monico “Nick” Atienza has passed away. Atienza was in comatose since Dec. 23, 2006 until his death today. Who is this person loved and admired by many? Find out from this Bulatlat story by Alex. His colleagues […]

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Insecure curfew starts midnight

We can’t stop the government from doing whatever it likes to do: Stealing, cheating, lying, killing and now imposing curfew starting at 12:00 midnight tonight until 5:00 am tomorrow in Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Southern Tagalog. I think the government is unsure of the situation for the whole night. To my friends who toil […]

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MALAYA: EU mission pushes for FTA with Asean

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya Nov. 24, 2007 NINE European Union parliamentarians on Friday reaffirmed the EU’s “abiding interest” in the Philippines and batted for a free trade agreement between EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) at the end of their six-day visit to the country. A briefer issued by the office […]

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MALAYA: 12 Pinoys in S’pore jails for fake air tickets

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya Nov. 13, 2007 Twelve Filipinos are detained in Singapore jails as part of the island-state’s crackdown on foreigners who present fake return-flight tickets at its airport immigration counters. The Department of Foreign Affairs said “deception of immigration officials and presenting fake e-tickets is illegal and a serious offense in Singapore, […]

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A new Ubuntu version out this week!

Perhaps the easiest-to-install and easiest-to-use alternative to Windows XP and Vista will get a upgrade this week! Yes, before the week ends, Ubuntu will be more beautiful and more useful to a growing number of folks worldwide. The new version of Ubuntu, to be nicknamed Gutsy Gibbon, will feature Gnome 2.20 with lotsa features and […]

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Philippines: A Roundup of the Week

Here’s my latest blog roundup for Global Voices: aparador ni lisa shares some interesting news tidbits she stumbled upon while doing research on mining. Pinoy legal urbanite Misterhubs asks a question about popular young actors Diether Ocampo and John Pratts. “The use of abortifacients, contraceptive pills and devises, sterilization, directly willed abortion are wrong in […]

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Eid Mubarak!

The day is winding down and I have seen a few blog posts about today’s great Muslim holiday, Eid il Fitr. Here’s my contribution to greater Muslim understanding in the blogosphere. Curious how great this Muslim celebration is? Find out from IslamOnline.net which has a video on what Muslims do on this day. According to […]

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Motorola unveils nine new cellphones

Yes, US mobile cellphone manufacturer Motorola has come out with nine new cellphone models, in an effort to compete with iPhone, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung for the holiday shopping season. The model U9 promises the best mobile music experience and boasts of a wide range of features music maniacs will love. Motorola explains U9’s […]

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Bloggers Kapihan 2.0 – Blog Ed 101

Everyone’s invited to Bloggers’ Kapihan 2.0: Blog Ed 101 on Saturday, Oct. 13, 1:30 pm at the Ramon Magsaysay High School, Cubao, Quezon City. Topics include: introductory concepts and tips on blogging as a tool for instruction, by Sir Martin Perez how blogging can be instrumental for alternative education and how websites can be transformed […]

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