Monthly Archives: January 2012

Aquino says no need to lobby vs US bill targeting BPO operations


January 16, 2012
MANILA - President Benigno S. Aquino III said there is no need for the Philippines to lobby against an anti-outsourcing proposal in the US that may affect Philippine jobs considering it’s an election year in America. Continue reading

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KC Concepcion moves on, sports a new look


January 16, 2012
Actress and singer KC Concepcion has new glitters in her eyes. And she is visibly happy now, a sign that she has recovered from her breakup with actor Piolo Pascual. In fact, she is sporting a new hairdo and look show a new KC – ready for the good things that the new year offers. Continue reading

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Ariel Rivera joins extended show “Sound of Music”


January 16, 2012
The Manila production of Roger and Hammerstein classic “The Sound of Music” is a hit. In fact, the show which was originally set to end last December has been extended up to February 2012 due to insistent public demand. Continue reading

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Ruffa Gutierrez bares ‘discrimination’ in LA


January 16, 2012
No, it’s actress Ruffa Gutierrez involved in an alleged discrimination issue in Los Angeles but her friend. Ruffa did not identify the friend, except to say she had a Hermes bag, and also the person with the “bad mouth.” Continue reading

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Who’s the better Asiong, Erap or E.R.?


January 16, 2012
Yes, who is better as Asiong Salonga – former President Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada or his nephew Emilio Ramon (ER) Ejercito? Both has ready answer. Showbiz authority Ricky Lo reported on the matter in his latest column stating that at a thanksgiving presscon for his Metro Filmfest best picture  “Manila Kingpin: The Asiong Salonga Story” at Club Filipino, ER, who is governor of Laguna, said he played better than his uncle. Continue reading

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Hollywood group set to shoot  ‘The Bourne Legacy’ in Manila


January 16, 2012
The shoot of the Hollywood movie series “Bourne Legacy” in Manila is set. This as the movie’s lead actress, Rachel Weisz, wife of actor Daniel Craig of James Bond movies, and some actors are already in Manila for the filming of the latest of the movie series.
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Pasay City judge cites Abalos, lawyer for contempt of court


January 16, 2012
PASAY CITY — Pasay City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 112 Presiding Judge Jesus Mupas issued an arrest warrant on Monday against former Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Benjamin Abalos Sr. and his lawyer Brigido Dulay for contempt charges. Continue reading

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25 more tourist police units up


January 16, 2012
QUEZON CITY – To ensure the safety and protection of both domestic and foreign tourists in the country, 25 additional tourist police units (TPUs) have been established nationwide, according to Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. Continue reading

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Obama firm on U.S. ban on jobs outsourcing


January 16, 2012
WASHINGTON/MANILA –  United States President Barack Obama has not backed down on his stand to discourage American companies from outsourcing of US jobs despite concerns by India, the Philippines and other countries on the effects on their business process outsourcing (BPO) industries.
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The Blunder of an Arroyo Lawyer, Hitler Fan


by Rodel Rodis
January 16, 2011
Ignoring a constitutional ban against making “midnight” appointments in the last three months of her term, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) went ahead and appointed her personal manicurist, Nitz Carpon, as director of a government housing agency and her personal gardener. Continue reading

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