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Monthly Archives: October 2012

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November 5, 2012 holiday in Negros Occidental

November 15, 2012 holiday in Occidental Mindoro Residents of Negros Occidental will be marking the 114th anniversary of the 1898 Negros Revolution on Monday, November 5. The day, which falls on a Monday, is a special non-working holiday in the entire province as stipulated in

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Philippine Freedom of Information bill – Quo vadis?

The freedom of information (FOI) bill remains languishing in the House of Representatives two years after Benigno Aquino III, who campaigned on a platform of government transparency, won the presidency. Rep. Lorenzo Tañada III of Quezon, the bill’s main author, remains optimistic that the measure

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Cybercrime Law – repressive state apparatus?

There is no denying that just a handful of conglomerates control major media outlets in the Philippines, just like in the United States. And as the political and economic theory of the mass media argues, this set-up directly affects the way media messages are constructed

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November 1 and 2 2012 Philippine holiday

Filipinos nationwide are bound to have a rare four-day weekend just a week after the Eid’l Adha holiday which will be on October 26. All Saints’ Day and All Soul’s Day (November 1 and 2 respectively) are both listed as special non-working holidays by virtue

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Lucy Liu racism vs Filipinos in the Letterman Show?

Lucy Liu racism vs Filipinos in the Letterman Show? Did Charlie’s Angels actress Lucy Liu insult Filipinos in her appearance in The Late Night Show with David Letterman last October 11? Liu, a Chinese-American Hollywood celebrity, appeared on the said comedy talk show to promote Elementary,

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Aquino announces new peace deal with MILF

Marami na pong solusyong sinubok upang matapos ang hidwaang ito; nakailang peace agreement na po tayo, ngunit hindi pa rin tayo umuusad tungo sa katuparan ng ating mga pangarap para sa rehiyon. Nabigyan ng poder ang ilan, ngunit imbes na iangat ang kaledad ng buhay

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Liberal Party vs United Nationalist Alliance in 2013 elections

As the five days allotted by the Commission on Elections for politicians to file their respective certificate of candidates lapsed yesterday, we now know who the senatorial candidates are for the two major coalitions competing in next year’s polls. Liberal Party-Nacionalista Party-Nationalist People’s Coalition Angara,

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October 26 2012 Eid’l Adha Philippine Holiday

Filipino Muslims will be celebrating their annual feast of sacrifice or Eid’l Adha on October 26. The day, which falls on a Friday, is a regular holiday in the country by virtue of Republic Act 9849, which was signed by then-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo back in

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Anonymous Philippines hackers deface MARINA website

The website of Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) became the latest Philippine government online portal to be attacked by hackers from Anonymous Philippines as part of its continuing protest against the newly enacted Cybercrimes Prevention Act of 2012. As of early Wednesday morning, the homepage of