Malaya News

MALAYA: Influential US journal says GMA sank RP into morass of corruption

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 28, 2008 A HIGHLY influential American academic journal has published a stinging rebuke of President Arroyo, accusing her of “sinking Asia’s oldest democracy” into “a morass of corruption and scandal.” “Arroyo continues to undermine the country’s democratic institutions in order to remain in power,” wrote political science Prof. Paul […]

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MALAYA: The cost of climate change

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 17, 2008 Cimate change events have cost the Philippines billions of pesos in damages, apart from the loss of many lives, according to a number of experts. “From 1975 to 2002, tropical cyclones have resulted to losses of P4.578 billion due to damage to property, including damage to agriculture […]

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MALAYA: 9 Brunei scholars to teach in Madrasah program

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 12, 2008 MINDANAO’s Madrasah Program will get additional teachers after nine Filipinos recently obtained their Certificates in Teaching Arabic as a Second Language at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). In a report to the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Virginia Benavidez identified the nine new madrasah teachers as Lomala […]

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MALAYA: Missing jet not shot down, says PAF chief

By VICTOR REYES and ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 8, 2008 AIR Force chief Lt. Gen. Pedrito Cadungog on Monday dismissed speculations that the missing S211 plane that disappeared last Nov. 26 while on maritime patrol off the disputed Spratly Islands had been shot down by hostile forces. “Definitely not shot down. Very remote,” Cadungog […]

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MALAYA: Hackers take net surfers to Gloria’s ‘Enchanted Kingdom’

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 4, 2008 PRANKSTERS yesterday hacked websites of at least three government agencies in an apparent protest against President Arroyo. Redirected to the website of popular theme park Enchanted Kingdom were the websites of the Department of Justice (http://www.doj.gov.ph/), the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (http://www.cidg.pnp.gov.ph) and […]

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MALAYA: Record $14B from OFW remittances

By ANTHONY IAN CRUZ Malaya January 3, 2008 REMITTANCES by overseas Filipino workers were expected to reach $14 billion in 2007. Labor Secretary Arturo Brion said the record flow was due to “greater access by OFWs to remittance centers and their tie-ups with foreign financial institutions.” As of October, the DOLE said, OFW remittances stood […]

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