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Class Suspensions – July 3 2012

In an advisory posted via Twitter around 4AM today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration warned that serious flooding can be expected in low-lying areas and communities living near waterways in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon. It has continuously rained for several

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International group slams Aquino human rights record

Philippines: Two Years Under Aquino, Abuses Go UnpunishedNo Successful Prosecutions of Security Forces for Killings, ‘Disappearances’ (press release from Human Rights Watch) (New York, June 28, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III of thePhilippines has not fulfilled his promises to hold accountable the security forces responsible

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July 2 2012 Special Holiday – Pasig City

Pasig City’s 439th anniversary is a local holiday, according to Proclamation 410 If you are working in the Ortigas business district, this is good news for you. President Benigno Aquino has declared July 2, 2012 a special non-working holiday in Pasig City. The city will be

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Rep. Trisha Bonoan-David withdraws HB 6195

Solon drops measure after drawing flak from OFWs Manila Rep. Trisha Bonoan-David (4th distrct) is now rescinding her initial sponsorship of House Bill 6195, which would have amended parts of the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Protection Act of 1995. Rep. Bonoan-David’s camp sent to

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Acquitted or convicted? Corona Impeachment Trial endgame

Since the prosecution and defense panels are already done giving their respective closing arguments in the 43rd and final day of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, the senator-judges are now ready to hand their verdict. The decision, whichever way it goes, is bound to

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Corona Impeachment Trial Day 40 – Is the game almost over for him?

I live-twitted the Day 40 of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, where the accused himself took the witness stand. When Serafin Cuevas, the defense lead counsel, told Senate President and impeachment court presiding officer Juan Ponce Enrile that his client will be making an

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Pateros Day Holiday – March 29, 2012 pay rules

Great news for everyone working or studying in the home of balut! The municipality of Pateros will be marking its 112th foundation anniversary this March 29, 2012. Although neither President Benigno Aquino III nor Pateros Mayor Jaime “Joey” Medina have issued an official proclamation declaring