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FVR: RP needs to address 'ticking bombs'

In a seeming rebuttal of President Arroyo’s blissful view of the state of the nation, former president Fidel Ramos told a gathering of foreign consuls Wednesday that the Philippines needs to diffuse a number of “ticking time bombs” that could derail the progress of the nation.

Hillary wooing Fil-Am voters

WASHINGTON, APRIL 11, 2008 (STAR) By Jose Katigbak STAR Washington bureau – Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged that if elected president she would work for the passage of a Filipino veterans equity bill, which seeks to provide a monthly US pension for World War II veterans living in the Read more »

Erap says 50% chance he may run in 2010

Agence France-Presse Former Philippine president Joseph Estrada on Sunday refused to rule out running for re-election in 2010 but hinted he may be content with the role of kingmaker ahead of the vote.

Crying Babies

By Erwin Oliva – A supposed wiretapped conversation between Rodolfo Noel “Jun” Lozada Jr. and Jose “Joey” De Venecia III on YouTube has been getting more views, and has also been “remixed.” The video titled “Crying Babies,” features an animated film showing a small and a bigger pig talking Read more »

Unseating of Panlilio as governor starts

LOSING PAMPANGA gubernatorial candidate Lilia Pineda has won her bid for a recount of votes against Gov. Eddie Panlilio, a Catholic priest. Pineda has moved closer to her attempt to unseat Panlilio after the Commission on Elections en banc denied the governor’s motion for reconsideration to junk the Aug. 1, Read more »

‘Moderate their greed’

By Aurea Calica – It took just a phone call from former elections chief Benjamin Abalos to someone who was supposedly First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo for the government to disregard its original build-operate-transfer plan for a national broadband network and approve a Chinese loan facility for the $329-million Read more »