Monthly Archives: February 2014

Surfing in the Philippines faces bright future 

February 16, 2014
MANILA – With more foreign surfers starting to take notice of the local surf spots, the sports of surfing in the Philippines faces very bright future. ”Surfing in our country is very, very bright,” said Buji Libarnes, one of the top local male surfers. Continue reading

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Pacquiao leads but won’t dominate Bradley in April rematch in Las Vegas

February 16, 2014
MANILA – Unlike in their first fight, the rematch between Filipino world boxing icon Manny Pacquio and undefeated American champion Timothy Bradley in April 12 in Las Vegas is no longer heavily favored to Pacquiao. Continue reading

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Ruby Tuason pins down Jinggoy, Enrile; actor Mat Ranillo cited in pork scam probe

February 16, 2014
PASAY CITY (PhilAmPress) – Prospective government witness Ruby Tuason has pinned down Sens. Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada and Juan Ponce Enrile and their aides in the P10 billion pork barrel scam.
Tuason fled to San Francisco, California when she was charged with plunder along with Senators Enrile, Estrada and Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. but returned “to tell all no matter who gets hurt.” Continue reading

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February 16, 2014
On Sunday, February 9, the Word of Grace-Chicago held its 10th Annual Day of Prayer for the Peace of Israel at their Worship Center located at 3901 N Whipple, Chicago, IL 60618. Representing Israel was Mr. Robert Schwartz – Senior Policy Advisor of the General Consulate of Israel in Chicago for the Midwest. Photo shows Word of Grace church leaders and members who have gone to Israel as well as those who are praying about going, standing with Mr. Schwartz as Dr. Mirpuri prays for the peace of Israel. Continue reading

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Obama sets Manila visit

February 16, 2014
WASHINGTON/MANILA (PhilAmPress) – Finally, United States President Barack Obama will visit the Philippines this April. White House announced here the US leader’s visit to Manila which includes travel to Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Malaysia. Continue reading

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Countering Terrorism Or “Smart Power” Time to Rethink America’s Global Role ?

Listening this week to President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, like you perhaps, I was impressed how much and how little has changed in America’s approach to the world. To be sure, Pres. Obama made the case for using all tools of international relations not just military power. Continue reading

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Amazing food medicine

In this issue, we shall devote our column to exalting the “medicinal values or therapeutic effects” of regular, ordinary food that people all over the world eat as a part of their diet. The reported health benefits of some of the foods we have listed hereunder are anecdotal, passed down from generations after generations, and have not been thoroughly and scientifically proven. Continue reading

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Siberia sa Chicago

Naging bukambibig ang paghambing sa Chicago sa Siberia sa tindi ng lamig na naranasan dito nang ilang araw sapul nang magpalit ang taon. Nagrurok ang lamig sa limampung oras na walang patid na temperaturang mababa sa sero na may kasamang buhos ng niyebe mula noong Enero 6 hanggang 8. Continue reading

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Ending the Myth The World de-Americanized

China is fuming! With the recent shutdown of the United States government Beijing considers the U.S. unstable, unreliable and unfit for global command. They’re insisting that the world de-Americanize. Continue reading

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Travel Travesties and Cultural Crossroads

Although I have been driving my own car ever since I was a junior in High School, the asphalt jungle of Manila is but a thread of roads compared to the wide and intimidating highways of the American Suburbia. A missed exit can make you find yourself miles away from where you really want to go. Continue reading

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