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UN rapporteur releases final report on extrajudicial executions in the Philippines

Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, has released his final report on his investigation into political killings in the Philippines. Download the report by clicking here. Here are some excerpts: Two policy initiatives are of special importance to understanding why the killings continue. First, the military‚Äôs counterinsurgency strategy against the CPP/NPA/NDF […]

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Gosh, what a travel advisory

This came in after our deadline at Malaya: The Australian government has revised its travel advisory to Australians intending to visit the country. A part of it reads: We advise you to exercise a high degree of caution in the Philippines because of the high threat of terrorist attack. We continue to receive credible reports […]

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Today’s dose of tech news

First off, something local: Former NEDA Secretary Romulo Neri faces arrest over his refusal to appear before the Senate investigation into the National Broadband Network scandal. To protect the omerta, Malacanang has vowed to do everything to “protect” Neri. Groups such as Agham and CPU should now start checking the contents of the failed NBN […]

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Free WIFI at Gloria Jeans (Timog Circle)

Partner doesn’t like it, but Gloria Jeans is a reliable coffee cafe and gives free WIFI. Yes, there’s free WIFI here at Gloria Jeans Timog Circle. No password needed when you want to connect through your laptop, PDA or smartphone. Twas a surprise to know considering that the two other Gloria Jeans cafes I frequently […]

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