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‘PH elections, like US, must reflect public will’

November 8, 2012

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The power to vote and the sanctity of the ballot as vanguards of democracy were emphasized by US Embassy officials who held mock polls and an election watch of yesterday’s US elections. A small crowd gathered for the activity in SM City Cebu’s Northwing to cast paper ballots and vote online in the mock polls. […]

Philippine Olympic Committee elections 2012

November 6, 2012

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  Athletics chief Go Teng Kok will be allowed to run in the coming Philippine Olympic Committee elections provided that he can show the Supreme Court ruling that rejected the POC’s decision declaring him “persona non-grata.” POC election committee member Ricky Palou said the Philippine Amateur Track and Field Association head was given until Nov.29 […]

Korean behind ambush

November 3, 2012

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Lapu-Lapu police to file charges of frustrated murder vs Korean money lender and 2 cohorts By Jucell Marie P. Cuyos and Norman Mendoza, Correspondents   A fellow Korean businessman involved in tourism and financing casino bettors in Cebu has been identified by police as the mastermind in the Oct. 31 shooting attack against two Korean […]

Koreans ambushed outside of their home

October 31, 2012

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TWO Koreans were ambushed outside the gate of their Pacific Villa 1 home in Pajac, Lapu-Lapu City, Wednesday morning. Lee Dong Gun and Jun Ha Bok both 40 years old were on board their vehicle ready to leave when a gunman appeared outside the gate and fired shots at them. Gun sustained a gunshot wound […]

Facebook used to kidnap, traffic Indonesian girls

October 29, 2012

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DEPOK, Indonesia (AP) — When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn’t know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It’s a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia’s growing obsession with social […]

Jinggoy brings home 20 OFWs from Dubai

October 29, 2012

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MANILA—Senate President Protempore Jinggoy Estrada on Monday arrived from Dubai with 20 distressed overseas Filipino workers in tow. Estrada, chair of the Senate labor committee, said he initially learned about the workers awaiting repatriation in Dubai from Grace Princesa, the country’s ambassador to the United Arab Emirates when he made a stopover to the Philippine […]

Loans for gambling behind Korean manager’s kidnapping

October 28, 2012

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  Money loans for gambling and unpaid debts were behind the conflict between two Koreans involved in a kidnapping scheme in Cebu City that broke open Thursday. The alleged mastermind and victim were former friends who frequented the Pagcor casino, according to the victim’s driver. Police prepared kidnap-for-ransom charges againt 33-year-old Song Sunghen and his […]

Pope names Manila Archbishop Tagle, 5 others cardinal

October 24, 2012

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VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has named six new cardinals, adding prelates from Lebanon, the Philippines, Nigeria, Colombia, India and the United States to the ranks of cardinals who will elect his successor. Benedict made the surprise announcement during his weekly general audience Wednesday and said they would be elevated at a consistory Nov. […]

Ginatilan businesses benefit from San Pedro Calungsod

October 23, 2012

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October 23, 2012 By Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Correspondent With sleepy Ginatilan town springing to action from Oct. 18 to 21 for the canonization of San Pedro Calungsod, the religious event proved not just a boon for for the soul but also for business. The teen saint is is believed to have come from this […]

Festive mood for Pinoy devotees in Rome, PH

October 23, 2012

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They said they don’t know whether they would still be around to witness the canonization of yet another Filipino saint. But Filipino priests who attended Visayan martyr Pedro Calungsod’s canonization in Rome, Italy yesterday know they would never forget being a part of a historic event. Fr. Joe Quilong-quilong said Cebuano pilgrims in Rome waited […]