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Obama Wins (in Tondo)
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Obama Wins (in Tondo)

If the people of Tondo will be made to choose who will be the next president of the United States, the answer will Barrack Obama. A US news team covering the government's subsidized rice distribution program (NFA rice) in Tondo was surprised when the locals started offering their opinion and preferences regarding the upcoming US…

SC upholds Neri again
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SC upholds Neri again

MANILA, Philippines—The Supreme Court Thursday upheld its decision that the Senate could not force Romulo Neri to answer three questions about President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's instructions to him in connection with the scrapped $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal on the ground of executive privilege. Neri was the director general of the National Economic and Development…

Quotable Quotes
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Quotable Quotes

“You cannot tell the Bangsa Moro not to aspire for independence but rather, make them feel that there is no need for them to aspire for independence.” – Al Haj Murad Ebrahim, Chairman, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) He may not be the most popular person in the world at this time but he did…

These Low Numbered (Protocol) Plates In The Philippines
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These Low Numbered (Protocol) Plates In The Philippines

Over the radio, I listened to Land Transportation Office (LTO) top honcho Alberto Suansing’s explanation that protocol plates are issued in order to recognize important government functionaries. According to him, the plates are so sacred and to cite an example, the president’s plate (“1”) should only be installed in the vehicle with him/her on board….