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Pinoys pick Obama in PHL mock elections

By Andrei Medina/GMA News – For the Filipinos who participated in the United States Embassy in Manila’s mock elections on Wednesday, it’s Obama for President. Filipinos in various parts of the Philippines participated in “mock elections” spearheaded by the US Embassy that coincided with the actual US federal elections Read more »

‘CJ has ill-gotten wealth’

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) – A key member of President Aquino’s Cabinet said yesterday the government has evidence to prove that Chief Justice Renato Corona has ill-gotten wealth that could not have been acquired with his salary in the judiciary, and the evidence would be presented Read more »

Senator takes custody of sister

The Philippine Star – Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. took custody of his half-sister, Ma.Ramona Bautista, from the Las Piñas police two hours after the Oct. 29 murder of actor Ram Revilla (Ramgen Jose Bautista in real life), a police report said yesterday. Police Chief Inspector Eduardo Andrade Bajado Read more »

Photo of ‘floating’ DPWH officials causes uproar in cyberspace

By Karen Boncocan INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines – A photo release of the Department of Public Works and Highways last Wednesday posted on a social networking site meant to show their officials conducting field inspection after the onslaught of Typhoon ‘Pedring’ (international codename: Nesat) drew a barrage of criticisms in cyberspace Read more »

Philippines gets Japan support on Spratlys dispute

By Christian V. Esguerra – TOKYO—President Benigno Aquino III on Tuesday night secured Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s support for a peaceful resolution of the six-nation dispute over the potentially oil-rich Spratly islands. The maritime issue in the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea, ranked Read more »

Internet voting for overseas Filipinos?

By RG Cruz, ABS-CBN News – Congressmen mull changes to law to increase absentee voter turnout. MANILA, Philippines – Filipino expatriates from the United States, Australia and Jordan have apparently scored a key point in removing a legal impediment blamed for the low turnout in overseas absentee voting. The Read more »