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Renato Corona is impeached

Senate votes to convict Chief Justice FINAL SCORE, 20-3: Twenty senator-judges voted to impeach Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona. Only sixteen votes were necessary to impeach the latter from office (two-thirds […]

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commentary / philippines / politics

Corona Impeachment Judgment Day – Acquittal on Article III, VII seen

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona will most likely get acquitted in Article III and VII. The first one charges that Corona flip-flopped on the case involving Flight Attendants and Ste­ward Association […]

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philippines / politics

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 […]

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Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta, Indonesia now canceled

American music superstar Lady Gaga’s scheduled concert in Jakarta, Indonesia will no longer push through, the singer announced via Twitter. “I’m so very sorry to the fans (and I feel) just as […]

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Noynoy Aquino flip-flops on waiving his bank secrecy rights

President Benigno Aquino III has shunned a proposal made by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano for his cabinet members to sign waivers to open their financial records to the public. This is in […]

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history / philippines

June 12 2012 Philippine Independence Day Holiday pay rules

The Philippines will be marking its 114th Independence Day celebration this coming June 12, which falls on a Tuesday. Some may be asking if President Benigno Aquino III will move this holiday […]

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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 […]

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hodgepodge / philippines

May 2012 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Exam Results – 1,995 new accountants!

While most of the country is fixated yesterday afternoon in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona (where the accused himself took the witness stand), the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) released […]

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Axe Philippines launches the Axe Anarchy Raid!

Viewers across the country felt bitin when Axe Philippines released its TV commercial for Axe Anarchy two weeks ago. The advertisement for Axe Anarchy, the first fragrance from Axe for both men […]

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commentary / journalism / lgbt rights / philippines

LGBT rights in the Philippines – any signs of progress this 2012?

“Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities […]

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I’m now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with SINOVAC’s Coronavac

Starting today, July 30, I am already classified as “fully vaccinated” against the coronavirus disease or COVID-19. According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), people are considered fully vaccinated […]

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#WalangPasok – August 19 2021 declared holiday in Quezon City

The Philippines will be making the 143rd birth anniversary of President Manuel L. Quezon this August 19, Thursday. The day is a special non-working holiday in Quezon City as well as the […]

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#WalangPasok – August 10 2021 declared holiday in selected Mindanao provinces for Islamic New Year

Filipino Muslims will be joining their brothers and sisters around the world in observing Amun Jadid or the Islamic New Year this August 10, Tuesday. Amun Jadid marks the first day of the […]

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Tsunami warning raised across east Philippines after magnitude-8.2 quake in Alaska

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has issued a tsunami warning for residents of coastal communities in the eastern side of the Philippines after a massive earthquake hit the state […]

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