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The unsung heroes of the Philippine “People Power”

By Fri, Feb 25, 2011 5:15PM UTC

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EDSA at 25: Filipinos and the long, winding road to change

By Fri, Feb 25, 2011 4:36PM UTC "People Power" on EDSA

The Philippines today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1986 People Power uprising that brought down the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, the epoch-breaking event that continues to inspire people across the world to stare down and confront corrupt rulers and tyrants. Egyptians were inspired some weeks back and the spirit

Filipino workers overseas and trouble

By Fri, Feb 25, 2011 3:54PM UTC

The threatened executions for three China drug mules are just part of a much bigger problem, reports Asia Sentinel The hurried trip of Filipino Vice President Jejomar Binay to Beijing last week to attempt to rescue three Filipino drug mules threatened with execution has shone a spotlight on the fact

American CIA contractor appears in Pakistani court

By Fri, Feb 25, 2011 3:47PM UTC Raymond Davis. Pic: AP.

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s state TV says an American CIA security contractor is appearing in court in connection with accusations he murdered two Pakistani men. The case against Raymond Davis has greatly complicated the relationship between the United States and Pakistan at a vital stage in the war in

Twittersphere not happy, Julia

By Fri, Feb 25, 2011 2:00PM UTC Twittersphere not happy, Julia

I reckon that Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s big lie during the election campaign that “there will be no carbon tax under a government I lead” may yet turn out to be true, and the bookmakers appear to agree: Sportsbet’s Haydn Lane said punters were also backing away from Ms

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