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Kennedy to Sotto: ‘This is a clear case of plagiarism’

By Miguel Syjuco – Long is the saga of Sottogate, yet allegations against Senator Tito Sotto continue. Now 4 US copyright holders have spoken out, including the president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights: RFK’s daughter, Kerry Kennedy. All this began again the Read more »

Philippines, Canada boost defense ties

By Noemi M. Gonzales – A Bilateral agreement aimed at boosting defense ties between the Philippines and Canada was signed on Saturday during the state visit of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who also noted the important economic partnership of both countries. For his part, President Benigno S. C. Aquino III, Read more »

‘Operation Smile’ to treat Pinoy kids with cleft lip, palate

By Mike Frialde – “Operation Smile,” the private and non-profit volunteer medical organization that provides reconstructive surgery to indigent children with cleft lips and palates worldwide, will mark its 30th foundation this year with the largest medical mission ever to be staged in the Philippines. Some 300 volunteer medical Read more »

Bayanihan spirit helps Pinoys in US cope with Sandy’s aftermath

via The FilAm – A Filipino home in Jersey City offered itself as a charging station for the mobile devices of storm victimns without power, just one of many instances of bayanihan by Filipinos in the disaster zones along the East Coast. Consul General Mario De Leon Jr. said Filipinos Read more »

Population to hit 97.6 million in 2012

By Sheila Crisostomo, The Philippine Star – The country’s population is projected to increase from 95.8 million to 97.6 million this year, the government said yesterday.

Ram’s mom to Bong Revilla: Keep politics out of murder case

MANILA — The mother of slain actor Ramgen “Ram” Revilla hinted Sunday at political motives behind Senator Bong Revilla’s statements against her daughter, Ma. Ramona Bautista. Ramona, who has been accused as accessory to the killing of her brother Ram, left the country Friday night under a Read more »