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  • Philippines: Televised rant exposes President Aquino’s true colors

    By Jul 17, 2014

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    Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has a lot to thank Typhoon Gloria (Rammasun) for. Otherwise, he would have already drowned in the flood of criticism he received for going on national TV and castigating the Supreme Court that declared his budget-tweaking Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

  • UPDATE: Philippines rebels suffer major losses in attack

    By Jul 15, 2014

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    UPDATE: Philippines rebels suffer major losses in attack

    At least 13 New People’s Army rebels were killed in a failed attack against a former comrade early Tuesday morning in the Mindanao province of Agusan del Sur, the military said. The rebels reportedly targeted Calpito ‘Datu Calpit’ Egua, who has turned into gold mining and is said to be maintaining his own militiamen. Datu

  • 18 killed as Philippines rebels lay siege to Agusan town

    By Jul 15, 2014

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    NPAs in the Philippines: Asia longest communist insurgency.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    An undetermined number of New People’s Army (NPA) rebels launched a major attack early Tuesday morning in the Mindanao province of Agusan del Sur, civilians in the area said. The rebels reportedly targeted a certain Datu Calpit who is said to be maintaining his own militiamen. Datu Calpit is said to be engaged in gold

  • PH President Aquino: Bursting the bubble

    By Jul 04, 2014

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    Philippines President Benigno Aquino III. Pic: AP.

    The bubble has finally burst. Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has failed to live up to expectations when he ran and won on an anti-corruption platform in 2010.

  • Philippine coconut farmers warn over pesticide use

    By Jun 27, 2014

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    The fish scale-like insect attacks the young core of leaves of coconuts.

    Alarmed over the spread of a debilitating disease that is destroying coconut farms in Luzon, Mindanao coconut farmers are calling for an island-wide summit to prevent the infestation from wiping out the coconut industry here.

  • The Manilay ‘Ancestral House’: Finding old in a new city

    By Jun 23, 2014

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    Catching the blue hour, the Manilay Ancestral House.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    By Philippine standard, General Santos is a young city. Residents here can only marvel and be awed by photographs of old stone and wooden houses in old towns and cities that coffee table books and magazines feature once in a while. That is until Warren Manilay literally built an ‘ancestral house’ in the middle of

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