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Support overseas Filipino workers’ right to political representation

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 11:02AM UTC

Just last week, the Commission on Elections removed 26 groups from the list of organizations participating in next year’s partylist elections. In its en banc resolution, the Comelec said the law justifies the deletion of the 26 groups because they did not join and did not win in the last

Racy play draws attention in Seoul

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 10:51AM UTC Racy play draws attention in Seoul

The Chosun Ilbo notes that 교수와 여제자, currently playing in Daehakro, is drawing attention “particularly from middle-aged men”, for its bedroom scenes featuring nudity.

Still no justice for Franco

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 8:50AM UTC Still no justice for Franco

The Story of Ramon Eugenio’s ill-fated boat ride to the beaches of Oriental Mindoro bred a lot of indignation and got a lot of people crying.  But all the rage and tears hasn’t hastened the work of a heartless government agency in charge of ensuring the safety of millions of

Terrorist asylum seekers not out of the question

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 7:52AM UTC

As previously noted, Wilson Tuckey’s comments about “terrorist” asylum seekers caused quite a stir. Australian columnist Andrew Bolt takes at look at Tuckey’s comment, finding it not at all unreasonable. Read the whole thing.

Thai military in hunt for celebrity ahead of ASEAN Meet

By Fri, Oct 23, 2009 7:26AM UTC

Thai daily Thai Rath reports that the Thai military is searching for popular Thai movie star and singer, Arismun. Arismun, a Red Shirt supporter, plans to hand a letter criticizing the current government’s human rights record to ASEAN leaders, who meet at this week’s ASEAN summit. “The military broke into

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