Monthly Archives: September 2012

Pacquiao: Will he fight again or retire?

September 16, 2012
MANILA – Despite pronouncements to the contrary, the sports community is abuzz with talks that world boxing icon Manny Pacquiao may hang his gloves this year and no longer fight. Continue reading

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Ex-DILG Usec Puno grilled in Senate, denies receiving ‘jueteng’ money, others

September 16, 2012
PASAY CITY – Sen Miriam Defensor Santiago has ended the probe on resigned Interior Secretary Rico Puno after grilling him for almost three hours on alleged raid of Secretary Jesse Robredo’s condominium, jueteng and the Philippine National Police firearms deal. Continue reading

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September 15, 2012
Country now ranks No. 65, up 20 positions in the last two years. We are pleased to announce that the Philippines has jumped another 10 spots to No. 65 out of 144 economies in the World Economic Forum’s 2012/2013 Global Competitiveness Report from No. 75 the year before. Continue reading

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Commandos secure US embassy in Manila as Washington orders

September 16, 2012
MANILA — Malacanang condemned the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed American ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other US citizens. The killings prompted Washington to order heightened alert in the US Embassy in Manila and other key posts in Asia. Commandos now secure the US Embassy in Manila 24 hours a day even as business continues as usual in the embassy. Continue reading

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We miss you already, Jesse Robredo

by Rodel Rodis
September 1, 2011
Just today, I received a long-distance phone call from Naga City from Felix Antero, a long-time friend who had worked in my San Francisco office as a rookie lawyer and who was now legal counsel to a multi-national corporation in Denmark. When he learned of the August 18n death of Jesse Robredo Continue reading

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Aging and Cholesterol

by Dr. Philip S. Chua.
September 1, 2012
Why do we age? Aging is a natural process brought on by the daily wear and tear in our system and bodily function. Each particular species has a maximum life span, determined by our DNA, among others. However, environmental factors do greatly influence the actual longevity, especially among us humans, who are well known to abuse ourselves. Continue reading

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Ang Wikang Pilipino

by Fermin Salvador.
September 1, 2012
Buwan ng Agosto, ang itinuturing na “Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa” sa Pilipinas. May tinatawag din na “Linggo ng Wika” bago ang ika-19 ng Agosto na araw ng kapanganakan ni Pangulong Manuel L. Quezon na binansagang Ama ng Wikang Pambansa. Continue reading

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Is The U.S. Economic Growth Stalling?

by Don Azarias
September 1, 2012
With the European Union’s debt problem turning into a full-blown financial crisis and signs that China’s factory productions are slowing down in recent months only add to the uncertainties that can stunt the budding growth of the U.S. and global economies. Mainstream economists and analysts are getting anxious about the possibility of a stalled economic growth. And if Europe debt crisis continues to worsen, it will be a drag on the U.S. economy. Continue reading

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“Rock the Balut”

by Arnold De Villa
September 1, 2012
On Tuesday, November 6, 2012, a former Governor of Massachusetts and a hedge fund investor, Mitt Romney will officially challenge the former Senator from Illinois and incumbent President Barack Obama. Continue reading

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Cabanatuan City: Thank you for the Lessons and the Blessings (Part 1)

by Carmelita Cochingco Ballesteros.
September 1, 2012
Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. Everything that happens is either a blessing that is also a lesson, or a lesson that is also a blessing. (Berends, 1993) Continue reading

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