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Monthly Archives: January 2013

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HRW ‘alarmed’ by court ruling on Carlos Celdran case

United States-based human rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) slammed the decision of a Manila judge finding reproductive health rights advocate Carlos Celdran guilty of violating Article 133 of the Revised Penal Code (RPC) which penalizes actions that “offend religious feelings.” Celdran is facing imprisonment

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February 3 2013 Blas Ople day in Bulacan

Bulacan will mark the 87th birth anniversary of its favorite son, the late Senator Blas F. Ople, this February 3. The day, which this year falls on a Sunday, is one of the legal holidays in Bulacan as listed in its Provincial Administrative Code. This

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Sarah Geronimo for Sonny Angara TV ad

Another Angara enlisted the support of pop superstar Sarah Geronimo for a senatorial bid. The camp of Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, who is running under the Liberal Party banner, has recently released a radio and television advertisement featuring Geronimo. “Sa iyo ang tiwala

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Anne Hathaway and Ricky Lo – The Interview

Philippine Star entertainment editor Ricky Lo’s interview with Les Miserables lead star Anne Hathaway has gotten a lot of attention online the past two days. A four minute video for this interview has been uploaded on the YouTube account of Philippine Star last Wednesday but

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“Hanep na ang buhay dahil may hanapbuhay”

Is Cynthia Villar repeating Manny’s advertising blunders? Former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar aired her first infomercial for Villar Foundation (VF) summer of 2012. Mrs. Villar is running for Senate because her husband Manny is constitutionally barred from seeking a third consecutive term. Luckily for

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Dan Brown’s “Inferno” – May 14 2013

The four year wait will soon be over. With much fanfare, global bestselling author Dan Brown announced the release of his new book “Inferno” this coming May 14. The book again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in the lead role. This will be Brown’s sixth

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Hacker defaces NBDB website

EXCLUSIVE A hacker who goes by the screen name “Fiofa Fado” attacked the official website of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) around Monday midnight. An attached agency of the Department of Education, the NBDB works closely with the Philippine book publishing industry. It sponsors the annual

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CEU Dramatic Guild presents ‘Grandas Esperanzas’

Continuing its five decade-long tradition of theatrical excellence, Centro Escolar University (CEU)’s Dramatic Guild will be staging Grandes Esperanzas. The guild’s first major production for the current theatrical season is an adaptation of English literary legend Charles Dickens’s 1861 novel Great Expectations. The show will