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SULYAP: Sineng Pinoy na may Timplang Hapon
Posted By Cineaste | Friday, February 29, 2008 09:25:27 PM

 

Lino Brocka meets Akira Kurosawa! The U.P. Philippines-Japan Friendship Club, also known as U.P. Tomo-Kai invites you to watch the first ever SULYAP: Sineng Pinoy na may Timplang Hapon, A Nihongo Short Film Competition on March 1, 2008 at the Dalisay Aldaba Hall in UP Diliman in Quezon City.

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Controversial Arroyo EO 464: To Lift Or Not To Lift?
Posted By PNA | Friday, February 29, 2008 09:01:46 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 2008) – Malacanang on Friday said the legal team recently formed by President Gloria Arroyo to study the recommendation of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) to lift Executive Order 464, has reached a consensus.

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RP Leader Unfazed By Protests
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 29, 2008 08:39:15 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 20080 - President Gloria Arroyo remains in control of her embattled government as 15,000 demonstrators trooped to the streets and demanded for her resignation.

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Nasir Abas, Terrorist Defector, Aids Indonesian Police: IHT
Posted By IHT | Friday, February 29, 2008 08:03:24 PM

 

JAKARTA: Sentenced to death for a terrorist bombing, the brother-in-law of Nasir Abas writes to him from prison calling him an infidel and an enemy of Islam.

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Photo: Anti-Arroyo Protests In Mindanao
Posted By Keith Bacongco | Friday, February 29, 2008 07:43:28 PM

 


Muslim Groups Assail Gov't "Terrorists" Hysteria As Anti-GMA Rallies Begin
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 29, 2008 05:34:04 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 2008) – A Muslim human rights organization on Friday assailed Philippine authorities for using so-called “terrorists” hysteria every time there are anti-Arroyo street protests.

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A Call For Truth and Clean, Corruption-Free Society
Posted By Darwin Wee | Friday, February 29, 2008 04:46:47 PM

 

A STATEMENT OF THE INTER-RELIGIOUS SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT FOR PEACE (Zamboanga City,) A CALL FOR TRUTH AND A CLEAN, CORRUPTION-FREE SOCIETY.

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Foreign Terror Suspect Falls In Manila
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 29, 2008 01:20:18 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 2008) – Philippine police on Friday said it has arrested a foreigner suspected of plotting terror attacks in the Manila.

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"Federal-Parliamentary System Is Key To Peace, Democracy" By Candido Aparece, Jr.
Posted By Candido Aparece Jr | Friday, February 29, 2008 11:54:47 AM

 

To address the political crisis and collapsing democracy: the shift to
a federal-parliamentary system is the key to change the unpopular presidency.

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NGO Slams Philippines Judge Advocate General’s Office
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 29, 2008 09:54:42 AM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 2008) - The Children’s Rehabilitation Center criticized the Armed Forces of the Philippines Judge Advocate General’s Office (JAGO) for exonerating the soldiers involved in the massacre of civilians, including 2 children and a pregnant woman, in Sulu province early this month.

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U.S. Embassy, UP Film Institute To Screen 9 Films Featuring African American Actresses
Posted By US Embassy | Friday, February 29, 2008 09:23:25 AM

 

The Embassy of the United States of American in Manila and the University of the Philippines Film Institute present a film festival entitled “Black Women on the Silver Screen”.

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Gold: Our ‘Conflict Diamonds’
Posted By Kapisanan | Friday, February 29, 2008 09:01:40 AM

 

As a Balikbayan, sometimes you’re confronted by a situation that makes you embarrassed to have a Canadian passport. This last Christmas season was pretty crushing for both the Filipino and Canadian in me.

I mean what do you say to a Filipino community where the air, food, and water are poisoned? Where almost everyone has heavy metal poisoning? Where many are suffering horrible symptoms, children are being born with physical and metal illness, and some are even loosing limbs to it,–what do you say when the reason for all this ties back to Canada?

I spent this past Christmas season on the island of Marinduque, the site of one of the world’s greatest mining disasters and in Zamboanga del Norte, where another Canadian company is accused of major human rights offences.

In the movie “Blood Diamond,” you see how the world’s love affair with diamonds resulted in conflict, displacement, and a lot of lost limbs and lives. “Conflict diamonds” are a massive cause celeb these days with Kanye West hogging airtime to rant political. For us Filipino’s our “conflict diamonds” is a much more common product, gold. Like diamonds, gold mining is responsible for the same sort of conflict, militarization, displacement, and loss of limbs and lives.

For us Fil-Cans this gold issue hits even closer to home.

The Philippines is ranked second to South Africa in production (per unit of land area). Gold is found throughout the islands and mining is one of the centre pieces of the government’s economic strategy. Canada is one of the world’s top mining countries, and the Toronto Stock Exchange (with 60% of the world’s mining listings) is one of the world’s three top financial centres for mining (with Melbourne and London).

Large-scale mining is recognised as one of the most problematic ventures in the world. Where ever there is a large scale mine there are community accusations of human rights abuse, and livelihood and environmental destruction.

Marinduque was depressing. There were three major toxic spills on this island: 1) Calancan Bay where 200 million metric tones of mine tailings were purposefully dumped into the ocean at surface level. This dumping continued 24 hours a day from 1975 to 1991; 2) the Boac River where a dam breach spilled 3-4 metric tones of tailings in 1996; 3) the Mogpog river had a similar spill in 1991.

This mine closed down in 1996, but the health and environmental problems linger. Heavy metal poisoning is rampant throughout the island, and none of the sites have been fully rehabilitated. Sometimes when the wind picks up the toxic mine waste is blown about, the locals call this their “snow from Canada.”

While there for Christmas I thought about the toy recall incident from last year when toys made in Asia were chastised for their lead content and possible health risks. In the Philippines the health risk from heavy metals is not a possibility but a fact, and it’s source is the West, often from Canada.

And Marinduque is not an isolated incident. Even without ‘accidents’ mining causes huge problems for the local communities. And the supposed economic benefits are difficult to see. Few jobs are created around large scale mining, and many are lost. Worse still, the money made from this mining doesn’t even stay in the Philippines as the government grants companies long tax holidays, and allows for 100% foreign ownership and 100% repatriation of capital and profits.

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Muslims, Christians In South RP Join Interfaith Prayer Rally For Truth
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 29, 2008 08:47:49 AM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 29, 2008) – The Suara Bangsamoro, Jesus Is Lord Movement (JIL) and other Moro and civil society groups will stage an interfaith prayer and candle lighting rally on Friday evening.

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Jemaah Islamiya Leader Escapes From Prison: Reports
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 28, 2008 08:56:34 PM

 

A Singaporean al-Qaida suspect and a member of Jemaah Islamiyah, al-Qaida's Southeast Asia affiliate, escaped from a detention center in Singapore on Wednesday, the government announced.

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Malakanyang Motukod Ug Usa Ka Legal Team Aron Pagtuon Sa Pagwagtang Sa EO 464
Posted By PIA | Thursday, February 28, 2008 06:01:16 PM

 

PAGADIAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) Motukod ang Malakanyang ug usa ka legal team nga maoy magtuon sa posibleng pagwagtang sa mando ehekutibo 464 isip tubag sa tawag sa Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

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ALRC Submits 7 Country Reports To United Nations
Posted By ALRC | Thursday, February 28, 2008 04:43:20 PM

 

(Hong Kong, February 28, 2008) The Asian Legal Resource Centre has recently submitted six separate country reports for consideration by the United Nations’ Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. These include reports on India, Indonesia and the Philippines, which will be under consideration during a working group of the UPR between April 7 and 18, 2008, as well as Japan, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea and Sri Lanka, which will be reviewed in a session held from May 5 to 16, 2008. The ALRC has also jointly submitted a report prepared by Japanese non-governmental organization (NGO) Human Rights Now, concerning the state of human rights in Japan.

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Photo: Balikatan 2008 In Southern Philippines - Veterinary Care
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 28, 2008 04:38:31 PM

 


Youth Groups Demand GMA Resignation In South RP
Posted By Anak Bayan | Thursday, February 28, 2008 04:05:36 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) – Militant youth and student groups calling for President Gloria Arroyo’s resignation held a street rally Thursday in Davao City in southern Philippines and vowed for more and larger protests in the weeks to come.

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Moro Human Rights Group Assails AFP Probe Of Sulu Massacre
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 28, 2008 03:11:58 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) – A Muslim human rights group on Wednesday accused the Philippine military of covering up soldiers accused of killing 8 people in Sulu province.

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Sulu Vows Support To COMELEC, Poll Reforms
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Thursday, February 28, 2008 02:07:51 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) - Sulu Governor Sakur Tan has pledged to support efforts by the national government for poll reforms and transparency, including the modernization of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC).

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A Peek Into Mutya Ng Davaw's Top 15 Semi-Finalists
Posted By Ian Garcia | Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:48:13 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) - The top fifteen semi-finalists of Mutya ng Dabaw 2008 will be presented to the local media on Saturday at the 5th floor of Gaisano South CitiMall here.

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Southern RP Blast Kills 1
Posted By Mark Navales | Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:34:55 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) – A suspected homemade bomb exploded in the southern Philippines, killing one man and wounded at least six more, police and military reports said.

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TESDA Mopahigayon Ug Massive Skills Training Program
Posted By PIA | Thursday, February 28, 2008 08:58:30 AM

 

Manila, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 28, 2008) - Ilusad karong tuiga sa Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) ang massive skills training program ginamit ang tanang kapasidad pagbansay-bansay sa tibuok nasud nga network sa tekbok schools ang training centers.

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Religious Groups Join Calls For Arroyo To Resign
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 28, 2008 08:44:20 AM

 

"Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."
Leviticus 19:11.

We, members and leaders of the religious community, lawyers' organization, academe, youth organizations and multi-sectoral groups, have come together to express our common understanding on the recent political crisis that was triggered by controversies on the anomalous $329 million NBN-ZTE deal and to act in accordance with the principle of truth and justice. The Arroyo administration's brazen attempt to silence truth bearers through intimidation and abduction and by continuously invoking Executive Order No. 464 to evade Senate inquiries are acts in complete disregard of the truth and a betrayal to the basic tenet of governance that "public office is a public trust".

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Fewer Pacific Forces Ready To Respond: The Boston Globe
Posted By The Boston Globe | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 08:09:27 PM

 

"Admiral cites risks in crisis; Iraq war drains US personnel".

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Words, Not Guns, To Be Used On Islamic Militants: Globe and Mail
Posted By Globe and Mail | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 08:04:22 PM

 

"Party expected to lead new government plans talks with guerrillas linked to al-Qaeda".

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In The Dragon's Lair, US Prowls For China In The Philippines: Asia Times Online
Posted By Asia Times Online | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 07:56:17 PM

 

Since the closure of its military bases in the country in 1991, the United States has incrementally regained, transformed and deepened its military presence and intervention in the Philippines.

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Arroyo Mihatahag Pasidungog Nga Order Of Sikatuna Sa Outgoing Australian Ambassador
Posted By PIA | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 07:00:55 PM

 

Manila - Gitugyan ni Presidente Gloria Arroyo ang Order of Sikatuna uban sa ranggo sa datu ngadto kang outgoing Australian ambassador to the Philippines Anthony John Hely.

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RP Military Absolves Troops In Sulu Massacre
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Wednesday, February 27, 2008 03:16:14 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 27, 2008) – The Philippine military has absolved dozens of soldiers accused of murdering eight people in the southern province of Sulu.

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Hot Oil Splashes On Ship Worker: Home News Tribune
Posted By Home News Tribune | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 08:16:02 PM

 

WOODBRIDGE: A 37-year-old Philippines native was taken to the Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston after hot fuel oil splashed on his face, left eye and left arm.

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Acclaimed Pop-Rock Musical "SAKDAL" Is Back!
Posted By Cris Navarra | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 01:42:02 PM

 

From the same theatre company that staged the critically acclaimed ALAMAT last year at the Music Museum, AGHAM Theatre Company is again set to take the center stage with Patrick Almaden's "SAKDAL", an original Filipino pop-rock musical on the life of Jesus Christ.

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2008 Negros Summer Workshops
Posted By Cineaste | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 01:16:36 PM

 

The 18th Negros Summer Workshops 2008 will showcase short films. Commercial videos, and theater productions created by students. A panel of notables including film, theater and print media personalities facilitate the workshops and recognized leaders judge and present special awards.

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Militanteng Grupo, Progresibong Magsasaka Pinagbantaan Ng Army Sa Negros
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, February 26, 2008 01:08:10 PM

 

DUMAGUETE CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 26, 2008) – Muling nagsiga-sigaan na naman ang Philippine Army sa Negros Oriental at tila martial law ang paningin nito sa estado ng lalawigan matapos nitong balaan ang mga militanteng grupo at progresibong organisasyon ng mga magsasaka na umano’y tutol sa kaunlaran.

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Arroyo's Pictures Pelted With Tomatoes In Iligan City
Posted By Merlyn Manos | Monday, February 25, 2008 09:06:12 PM

 

ILIGAN CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 25, 2008) – Filipino activists pelted with rotten tomatoes pictures of President Gloria Arroyo during a rally Monday in the southern city of Iligan.

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Fighting Erupts In Southern RP Province
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, February 25, 2008 08:24:30 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 25, 2008) – Troops killed an unidentified gunman in a barrage of mortar fires after security forces foiled an attack early Monday on a military post in the southern Philippine province of Basilan, officials said.

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Anti-Arroyo Protests Held In Mindanao
Posted By Mark Navales | Monday, February 25, 2008 03:14:55 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 25, 2008) – Political activists and members of militant Muslim groups calling for the resignation of embattled Filipino leader Gloria Arroyo held a peaceful rally on Monday in Zamboanga City.

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UP Film Institute Pays Homage To Elwood Perez
Posted By Cineaste | Monday, February 25, 2008 01:52:02 PM

 

The UP Film Institute holds a major retrospective of the film works of acclaimed and award-winning director Elwood Perez billed Stars Converge — The Stellar Art and Career of Elwood Perez set on February 25, 26, 27, 2008 with non-stop screenings at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. for three straight days - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at the UP Film Institute Cine Adarna in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

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Students, Youths Call For US Troop Pull Out In Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, February 25, 2008 01:42:26 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 25, 2008) – Militant students and out-of-school youths gathered in Cotabato City in southern Philippines to call for the pull out of all US troops involved in anti-terror warfare training.

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Photo: Government Buildings In Middle Of Coconut Farm In Sulu province
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, February 25, 2008 11:52:00 AM

 


Photo: Balikatan 2008 Humanitarian Mission In North Cotabato In Philippines
Posted By Mark Navales | Monday, February 25, 2008 11:36:43 AM

 


Cuba Has New President
Posted By Cuban News Agency | Monday, February 25, 2008 09:27:13 AM

 

Havana - Raul Castro Ruz was elected president of Cuba on Sunday by the National Assembly of People's Power (parliament) in the inaugural session of its 7th Legislature.

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"Who Wants To Be In The Garbage Dump?" Reflections By Fidel Castro
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Monday, February 25, 2008 09:16:07 AM

 

Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.

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Clinton Turns From Anger To Sarcasm: The New York Times
Posted By New York Times | Monday, February 25, 2008 09:11:49 AM

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – On Saturday, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton showed her angry side, admonishing Senator Barack Obama for a campaign mailing that she called misleading.

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The Taliban And Pakistan; It's Complicated"
Posted By AP | Monday, February 25, 2008 09:04:50 AM

 

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The spokesman for Pakistani Taliban fighters battling government forces in the northwest said Sunday his movement was ready for dialogue with the winners of last week's parliamentary elections and called on them to abandon President Pervez Musharraf's policies in the war on terror.

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Join the Grand Manila International Film Festival
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Monday, February 25, 2008 08:26:18 AM

 


"Website For Cebuano Songs And Lyrics Needed" By Quirico M. Gorpido, Jr.
Posted By Quirico M. Gorpido,Jr | Saturday, February 23, 2008 06:10:56 PM

 

Do our Cebuano/Visayan musicians, composers, singers and music lovers aware of the pitiful situation that in the internet there’s no active website for all kinds of Cebuano/Visayan songs and lyrics of the past and present?

But the Tagalog people of similar fascination and inclination in music and songs have their various websites accessible in the internet for all kinds of Tagalog songs. The Americans, British, Australians and other white men who are equally great musicians and singers and composers have theirs in plentiful in the internet. You can ask for the songs or the lyrics of your favorite singers or bands by typing inside the box being provided for your search. Mostly, you can get what lyrics or songs you want.

Personality backgrounds of your favorite singers or bands are also made available by typing their specific names prior to clicking the search menu. Can we do the same thing if we want to know the songs and backgrounds of our Cebuano/Visayan singers, whose songs we have been listening in the past years? No, we can’t! And no lyrics either.

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Child Rights Advocates Join Anti-Arroyo Protest
Posted By Children Act Now | Saturday, February 23, 2008 03:49:04 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - “Learning by doing.” This is how child rights advocates teach children the different concepts related to their rights.

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RP Military Chief Remembers 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 23, 2008 02:40:15 PM

 

Long Live The Spirit of Edsa.

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Stay Away From Ancestral Lands, Rebels Warn Mining Firms In Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 23, 2008 02:11:06 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 23, 2008) – The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), on Saturday warned foreign mining firms of venturing into the strife-torn Maguindanao province.

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"Reflections" By Fidel Castro
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:50:44 AM

 

That Tuesday there was no fresh international news. The modest message I wrote to the Cuban people on Monday, February 18, was widely and easily disseminated. As from 11 o’clock in the morning I started to receive concrete news. The previous night I had slept like never before. I had a clear conscience and I had promised myself a vacation. The days of tension, awaiting the proximity of February 24, had left me exhausted.

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Police Raid Zamboanga City Shabu Lab
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 23, 2008 09:24:22 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 23, 2008)Anti-narcotics agents, backed by policemen, raided a suspected shabu laboratory on a remote village in Zamboanga City in southern Philippines, but no arrest was made.

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Dengue Breaks Out In Zamboanga
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 23, 2008 09:17:05 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 23, 2008) – At least 170 people have been infected with dengue in the southern Philippine port city of Zamboanga.

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What US Bases? They Are Temporary Military Facilities!
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 22, 2008 05:55:25 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 22, 2008) – The Philippine military has denied Friday reports by a Filipino fact-finding group that US troops have put up secret bases in Mindanao.

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"What is $130 Million?" By Reese Fernandez, Team RP
Posted By Reese Fernandez | Friday, February 22, 2008 03:29:11 PM

 

6,500,000,000 PHP for ONE family

IS EQUAL TO:

Luxury cars they could parade in the streets with no speed limit, coding, or any respect for traffic policies

Vacation houses that would be empty for 11.75 months a year

Family vacations in Europe, the US, the Moon, etc.

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Terrorists Again Plotting To Bomb Manila: Military
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 22, 2008 02:49:11 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 22, 2008) – The Philippine military on Friday warned that terrorists may launch a series of attacks in Manila in retaliation to the killing of a Jemaah Islamiya bomber in the country’s troubled south.

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Retired Pinoy Priest Sentenced for Bilking Two Churches: The New York Times
Posted By New York Times | Friday, February 22, 2008 11:40:36 AM

 

RICHMOND, Va. — A retired Roman Catholic priest was sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison for bilking two churches out of hundreds of thousands of dollars while he led a double life as a husband and father.

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Bright Prospect For Sarangani's Muscovado Sugar
Posted By Russtum Pelima | Friday, February 22, 2008 10:31:48 AM

 

SARANGANI, Philippines – Soon after Eliseo Ganibe Sr attended a seminar on muscovado coco-sugar, he realized what his son Dexter told him: "Baka magsisi po kayo kapag hindi kayo pumunta" (You might regret it if you don't go).

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Philippines In New Brand Of People Power
Posted By CBCP | Thursday, February 21, 2008 06:44:36 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - The country is experiencing a “new brand” of People Power in various archdioceses and dioceses according to CBCP President and Jaro (Iloilo) Archbishop Angel N. Lagdameo.

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French Alim Urges Local Muslims To Exercise Tolerance And Show Kindness
Posted By Gandhi Kinjiyo | Thursday, February 21, 2008 06:26:16 PM

 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 21, 2008) - A visiting French alim has urged local Muslims to exercise “tolerance” and be a model of “good and civilized people” in addressing discrimination.

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Is US Losing War Of Hearts And Minds In Philippines?
Posted By Mark Navales and Nickee Butlangan | Thursday, February 21, 2008 05:43:19 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 21, 2008) – Instead of winning hearts and minds, US soldiers involved in humanitarian mission in Sulu province may be losing more than gaining the support of local Muslims.

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Be A Part Of Change, Help The Children!
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 21, 2008 02:31:48 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines - Boknoy, nine-year old with his father, 40, watched the violent conflict between the state and the non-state armed groups through TV.

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Malaysian Truce Observers Hailed, Praised In South RP
Posted By Gandhi Kinjiyo | Thursday, February 21, 2008 08:54:07 AM

 

SARANGANI, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 21, 2008) – Malaysian truce observers deployed in southern Philippines provided free medical care to hundreds of indigenous people as part of their commitment to help poor communities in Mindanao.

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RP Military Recovers Body Believed That Of Jemaah Bomber
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Tuesday, February 19, 2008 04:15:40 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 19, 2008) – The Philippine military said it could have found the body of wanted Indonesian Jemaah Islamiya bomber, Dulmatin, tagged as behind the deadly 2002 Bali bombings that killed 202 mostly tourists.

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MILF Hails Human Rights Report On Sulu Massacre
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, February 17, 2008 04:31:46 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 17, 20080 – The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, hailed the findings of an independent probe in the killings of eight people by government soldiers in Sulu province.

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CIA's Ambitious Spy Plan Falters: Los Angeles Times
Posted By Los Angeles Times | Sunday, February 17, 2008 01:39:45 PM

 

After 9/11, the agency spent millions setting up front companies overseas to snag terrorists. Officials now say the bogus firms were ill-conceived and not close enough to Muslim enclaves.

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UP Mindanao Launches Photo Shoot Contest
Posted By ABC5-Dokyu | Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:29:48 AM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines - The College of Science and Mathematics-Student Council (CSM-SC) of the University of the Philippines Mindanao is holding a digital photo contest dubbed as LENTE: A Citywide Digital Photo Contest on February 25 with the theme, “Education: Right or Privilege?”.

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Ang Bayan Ko!
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, February 17, 2008 11:19:49 AM

 

Mabuhay ang Pilipinas.

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The Republican Candidate (Conclusion): Reflections By President Fidel Castro Ruz
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:48:06 AM

 

The articles introduced on February 14th were written in the last two or three days.

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Britney's Shopping Day: Browsing, Not Buying: People Magazine
Posted By People Magazine | Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:46:00 AM

 

Friday brought some relatively quiet time for Britney Spears, who spent the afternoon shopping in West Hollywood at the boutique of Monique Lhuillier – who designed Spears's wedding dresses – and the Fred Segal and the Betsey Johnson stores.

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Bush To Address Africa's Crises: BBC
Posted By BBC | Sunday, February 17, 2008 10:36:42 AM

 

US President George Bush.

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Ateneo de Zamboanga's SACSI And Kapatid Zamboanga Join To Help Minor Inmates
Posted By Ateneo de Zamboanga | Saturday, February 16, 2008 08:34:24 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - The SACSI Office of Ateneo de Zamboanga University is currently running a rehabilitation program for the minors detained at the Zamboanga City Jail, the programs include visual and performing arts.

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Photo: Anti-US Protests In Southern RP
Posted By Merlyn Manos | Saturday, February 16, 2008 07:19:13 PM

 


RP, US Troops Begin Humanitarian Mission In Muslim South
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 16, 2008 02:50:01 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 16, 2008) – Filipino and American soldiers have began a joint medical mission on a remote Muslim island off Sulu province ahead of a larger outreach mission in Mindanao in southern Philippines, officials said Saturday.

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The Republican Candidate Part 4: Reflections By President Fidel Castro Ruz
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Saturday, February 16, 2008 01:03:02 PM

 

When in the previous reflection I asked McCain what he thought of the Five antiterrorist Cuban Heroes, I did so because I remembered what he had published on page 206 of his book Faith of My Fathers, co-written with his assistant Mark Salter.

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Spielbergian Snub - Blow To Cultivated Image: IPS
Posted By IPS | Friday, February 15, 2008 08:43:50 PM

 

BEIJING, Feb 14 (IPS) - For image conscious China the public snub by Oscar-winning director Steven Spielberg, withdrawing involvement with the Beijing Olympics to protest the country’s indifference to the Darfur crisis, is seen as a setback to painstaking efforts to stage the perfect ‘coming-of-age’ party.

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FILM-BURMA: 'Rambo' Charms, Repels - The Asia Media Forum
Posted By The Asia Media Forum | Friday, February 15, 2008 08:42:00 PM

 

BANGKOK, Feb 14 (IPS) – Clichés and stereotypes, blood and gore, and an attempt to throw in a progressive cause like Burma is the mix that viewers will see in the latest Rambo movie, where Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone saves the day with his trademark grunt and his well-honed guerrilla tactics.

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Embattled RP Leader Vows To Fight Corruption
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Friday, February 15, 2008 08:17:06 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 15, 2008) - Filipino leader Gloria Arroyo on Friday said that she will focus on reform in the remaining years in the government and vowed to fight corruption even as thousands gathered in Manila to demand for her resignation.

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Surfacing...
Posted By Cineaste | Friday, February 15, 2008 07:30:16 PM

 

They were activists, wanting to change society by arousing and organizing amongst the masses. They were ordinary civilians, going about their daily lives. Suddenly, they disappear.

Desaparecidos is the Spanish word meaning “the disappeared.” It was coined in Latin America where thousands became victims of enforced disappearance implemented by tyrannical regimes.

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Call For Entries To The 10th Cinemanila Film Fest
Posted By Cineaste | Friday, February 15, 2008 07:26:27 PM

 

Entries to the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival are now being accepted. The deadline for submission is on June 6, 2008.

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US Marines Charged With Rape Of Japanese Woman: Reports
Posted By Reuters | Friday, February 15, 2008 12:44:17 PM

 

TOKYO - Four US Marines based in southwest Japan have been charged with raping a Japanese woman last October, a US military spokesman said on Friday, days after the arrest of another Marine for suspected rape of a schoolgirl on the southern island of Okinawa.

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Radio Janaganatantra, Broadcast From A Bunker: The Rising Nepal
Posted By The Rising Nepal | Friday, February 15, 2008 12:29:52 PM

 

It was in mid-February 2005 when the station of the Radio Janaganatantra (People's Republic) FM, which had been established and conducted by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), was shifted from Rolpa to Rukum district.

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North Cotabato Urges PGMA To Focus On NBN-ZTE Scandal
Posted By Jerick Wee | Friday, February 15, 2008 10:26:35 AM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 15, 2008) – North Cotabato province in southern Philippines passed a strongly-worded resolution urging Filipino leader Gloria Arroyo to focus attention on the National Broad Band project controversy, which local legislators said is now eroding public trust on her government.

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The Republican Candidate Part 3: Reflections By President Fidel Castro Ruz
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Friday, February 15, 2008 10:12:09 AM

 

YESTERDAY, I said that while Bush was speaking to Congress, McCain was being honored at the Versailles Restaurant of Little Havana.

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Philippines President Maintains Desire To Hold Position
Posted By Radio Australia | Thursday, February 14, 2008 08:53:50 PM

 

Philippine President Gloria Arroyo has vowed to remain in office until her term ends in 2010 despite mounting calls for her resignation over a kickbacks scandal.

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Sunday Silence Is Now Sunday Sirens!
Posted By ABC5-DOKYU | Thursday, February 14, 2008 08:26:39 PM

 

Break your silence.

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Sulu Schools Get USAID Support
Posted By Floreen Bartulaba | Thursday, February 14, 2008 07:37:35 PM

 


US Warns Of New Terror Threats In Philippines
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 14, 2008 05:17:09 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 14, 2008) – The United States warned its citizens Thursday not to travel to the Philippines because of possible threats of terrorism.

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"Confessional" In Cebu Going Back To Its Roots
Posted By Cineaste | Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:15:26 PM

 

The multi-awarded independent digital film Confessional has gone a long way since it was first shown in the 2007 Cinema One Originals Film Festival.

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NCCA Brings Indie Films To Barangays
Posted By Cineaste | Thursday, February 14, 2008 12:09:52 PM

 

In celebration of The National Arts Month this February, the Cinema Committee of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)is proud to present Sinesambayanan: Cinema in Public Spaces.

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Palace Coup, Martial Law At Cha-Cha: Abante
Posted By Abante | Thursday, February 14, 2008 10:12:35 AM

 

MAYNILA, Pilipinas - Tinalupan kahapon ni Makati City Mayor Jejomar Binay ang tatlong diskarteng ilalarga diumano ni Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo para malusutan ang krisis na nilikha ng Lozada exposé sa kontrobersyal na National Broadband Network (NBN) project.

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ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME
Posted By AHRC-HK | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 08:01:57 PM

 

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME.

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Philippines: Reporters Sans Border Annual Press Freedom Report 2008
Posted By Reporters Sans Border | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 07:39:55 PM

 

Two journalists were killed because of their work in 2007, fewer than in previous years but constant threats and physical attacks make some regions, particularly Mindanao island, dangerous areas.

The press managed to defend its rights despite judicial harassment from some political figures that led to journalists being imprisoned.

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Moro Group Lauds ARMM Assembly For Defying Balikatan
Posted By Suara Bangsamoro | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 04:07:17 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 13, 2008) – Human rights advocate Suara Bangsamoro hailed Wednesday the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao for its strong objection of the Balikatan 2008 in the provinces.

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A Mockery Of Whistle-Blowing And Anti-Corruption Efforts: PSLINK
Posted By PSLINK | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 03:49:34 PM

 

MANILA - The current Jun Lozada expose has brought to fore many critical issues chief of which is the preponderance of graft and corruption in the country. But for civil servants, the whole affair most glaringly exposed the lack of security, protection mechanisms and regard accorded to whistleblowers.

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RP, US Troops Ready For Balikatan 2008 In Sulu
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 03:35:06 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 13, 2008) – Philippine and US troops are to begin joint humanitarian and medical missions in the southern province of Sulu, officials said on Wednesday.

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The Republican Candidate Part 2: Reflections By The Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Wednesday, February 13, 2008 09:03:00 AM

 

One of the most hostile U.S. newspapers when it comes to Cuba, headquartered in Florida, offers the following report:

“Taking advantage of the negotiations to free the Bay of Pigs’ prisoners, the CIA tried to use a key person in the talks, American lawyer James B. Donovan, to deliver a lethal gift to Fidel Castro: a wetsuit contaminated with a fungus that lacerates the skin and an underwater breathing device infected with tuberculosis...the gear in fact was given to the Cuban leader in November 1962.

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Starve The Terrorists: BangkokPost
Posted By Bankok Post | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 06:56:16 PM

 

Singapore - A new group has been launched to try to choke off access to an estimated $2 million or more moved to finance violence by militants in Southeast Asia every month, including in the Thai South.

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Photo: Davao City's Hardworking Vendors
Posted By Keith Bacongco | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 06:47:46 PM

 


Photo: Siasi and Pandami Islands In Sulu Archipelago
Posted By Nickee Butlangan and Arthur Abasolo | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 06:19:55 PM

 


The Republican Candidate Part 1: Reflections By The Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 05:28:18 PM

 

In that already famous Super Tuesday, a day of the week when a number of States of the Union were selecting the candidate of their choice for the presidency of the United States from among a group of contenders, one of the likely candidates to replace George W. Bush was John McCain.

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Pinoy Indie Film "Endo" Opens In Manila
Posted By ABC5-Dokyu | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 05:19:42 PM

 

Endo opens on February 12, 2008.

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GSIS, Listen Up! Letter To The Editor
Posted By Letter To The Editor | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 05:12:10 PM

 

Letter To The Editor
Mindanao Examiner
Zamboanga City, Philippines


February 12, 2008


Re: GSIS Concerns


Dear Editor,

Please publish our sentiments to GSIS-Zamboanga City.

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"Love Stories" Exhibit Raises Funds For Basilan Scholars
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 09, 2008 08:13:49 PM

 

Art and romance make a lovely pair in Love Stories, a fund-raising exhibition of paintings and photographs organized by the Philam Foundation for its scholars in Basilan.

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Muslims March In Sulu To Protest Killings Of Civilians
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Saturday, February 09, 2008 07:59:59 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 09, 2008) – Thousands of people marched in Sulu province Saturday condemning the killings of seven innocent Muslims by government soldiers during an operation against the militant Abu Sayyaf group.

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5,000 Muslims, Christians Hold Rally In Southern Philippines
Posted By Norodin Makalay | Thursday, February 07, 2008 06:57:19 PM

 

BASILAN, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 07, 2008) - Over 5,000 demonstrators in Basilan island warned Thursday that in the event the derailed peace talks between Manila and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) breaks down, its ‘bloody ramifications’ would be felt not only in Mindanao but also in the whole country.

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Mindanao Examiner Newspaper February 4-10, 2008
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 07, 2008 05:16:58 PM

 


Are US Troops Involved In RP Combat Missions?
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 07, 2008 04:31:25 PM

 

MANILA, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 07, 2008) – US soldiers aiding Filipino troops in fighting the Abu Sayyaf maybe involved in the operation that killed seven Muslim civilians and a government soldier in the southern Philippines, reports said Thursday.

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Photo: Sulu Gazette February 2008
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Thursday, February 07, 2008 12:02:19 PM

 


Where Are those World Olympic Swimmers? By Prof. Muktar H. Alan
Posted By Prof. Muktar H. Alan | Thursday, February 07, 2008 11:17:41 AM

 

Do you know what Amman Jalmaani, Tony Asamli, and Hussin Hamsain have in common? They are world Olympic swimmers from Sulu. They were known since the late 50’s to the early 60’s.

This same question, I threw to my students who were baffled to say, “They are not known to us”. “They are not our classmates’ sir.” I smiled at them and went on, these are Tausug swimmers who have brought fame to Philippine sports and have made names in the history of swimming. You can also find names like Jikirum Adjaluddin, Arasad Alpad, Asdai Tahil and others who were known swimmers even before World War II. The class was silenced. What was taught to them in HEKASE/Social Studies before, accordingly, was only the like of Akiko Thompson, Eric Buhain etc. but never once Tausug swimmer were told.

This week, I have visited two beautiful places. First, the Sulu Museum where I found photos of some of these swimmers posted. Hoisting the Philipines flag they were walking in the big stadium for Olympic game. One thing I am proud to watch them, is that they are Tausug who were able to reach world Olympic as symbol of being good athletes! The triumphs they have made are getting fresh as you review lines of the report written about them. I mumbled, will there be another Tausug like them? Perhaps soon.

I went to the Sports complex in Capitol Hill, where this year’s Sulu Provincial Athletic Association Meet in Sulu 1 is being held. It is very nice to see the flamboyant booth of different schools. Many school projects were exhibited, some accordingly were bought. Amateur athletes were busy in the field playing their games. Officiating officials and coaches are anxious of watching qualified athletes.

I have learned that qualified athletes for the regional meet will be chosen from this SPAAM. The athletic meet will starts on February 3 to 8. The sports complex is wide and promising more improvements. Its swimming pool is under repair and is not use in this year’s athletic meet. I heard it would be in Tigbaw again. But one teacher said, there will be no swimming competition this year. I was actually thinking that in this swimming pool shall ascend the future Tausug champion in swimming.

That Tigbaw also have caught my attention. I remember once I saw many children in swimming trunk. They are jumping over the mud colored water in the pool. They were swimmers from different schools who were busy enjoying the spring before the actual competition. Then suddenly, the officiating official whistled to call their attention.

The game is about to begin. Standing on the slippery and dirty edge of the pool, the swimmers jumped in position, then soaked into the dark water and almost instantly reached the other end. I wonder how they could dare to go on swimming with out some necessary equipment for swimming competition. Tausug athletes I said have a strong courage. When I asked one coach why they let children compete in that pool, he answered, “it is what we only have.

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Peace Advocates Hail New House Speaker
Posted By Jerick Wee | Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:10:04 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 06, 2008) – Peace advocates in the southern Philippines expressed optimism that the recent change in the leadership of the House of Representatives will bring about peace and developments in the strife-torn region.

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MILF Urges Probe To Sulu Killings
Posted By Nickee Butlangan and Juan Magtanggol | Wednesday, February 06, 2008 06:11:49 PM

 

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 06, 2008) – The Philippines’ largest Muslim rebel group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), urged Manila to investigate accusations that government troops killed innocent civilians during a military operation in the southern island of Sulu.

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University Of Makati Film Society
Posted By Cineaste | Wednesday, February 06, 2008 12:41:24 PM

 

The idea of having a film organization at the University of Makati
Center for Performing and Digital Arts started when then executive
director Rey Medenilla approved the proposal to host "Cine-Aralan
Discussions on Film and Video Trends," patterned after the Cultural
Center of the Philippines' Sining-Taktakan forum, at the university's
mini-theater on August 19 and 20, 2004.

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Sayyaf Man Nabbed In South RP
Posted By Ely Dumaboc | Wednesday, February 06, 2008 11:57:16 AM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 06, 2008) – Philippine authorities arrested a suspected Abu Sayyaf militant long wanted over a string of murder and kidnapping cases in the southern island of Basilan, officials said Wednesday.

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RP Flags Fly At Half-Mast In Sulu To Mourn Killings Of Civilians
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Tuesday, February 05, 2008 03:07:09 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 05, 2008) – Philippine flags in the southern province of Sulu were flown at half-mast on Tuesday to mourn the death of innocent civilians killed during a military operation against the Abu Sayyaf group tied to Jemaah Islamiya.

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Photo: Zamboanga Sky
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Tuesday, February 05, 2008 02:47:30 PM

 


Lula: Reflections By The Commander-In-Chief Fidel Castro Ruz (Last Part)
Posted By Cuban Embassy | Tuesday, February 05, 2008 02:40:24 PM

 

I would not like to abuse of the readers patience or the exceptional opportunity Lula offered me to exchange ideas when we met. That is why I said that this will be the fourth and last reflection on his visit.

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7 Civilians Among Dead In Sulu Clash
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Tuesday, February 05, 2008 10:14:18 AM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 05, 2008) – The Philippine military on Tuesday ordered an investigation into the killing of 8 people in fierce clashes between security forces and Abu Sayyaf militants in Sulu province.

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China's War On Snow Havoc: Xinhua
Posted By Xinhua | Monday, February 04, 2008 01:20:12 PM

 

BEIJING (Xinhua / Feb. 04, 2008)- Parts of south China affected by the worst winter weather in 50 years were shrouded in heavy fog on Monday morning, adding to traffic woes caused by snow and frost over the last three weeks.

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Soldier Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Philippines: Stars and Stripes
Posted By Stars and Stripes/Jimmy Norris and T.D. Flack | Monday, February 04, 2008 12:30:53 PM

 

SEOUL — A US Army master sergeant accused in several Filipino media reports of forcing the closure of a civilian hospital and threatening its personnel in December has been cleared of any wrongdoing by a Philippine military investigation.

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NGO Hails Davao Dad, New Ordinance
Posted By Noel Colina | Monday, February 04, 2008 12:21:13 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 04, 2008) - The Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD), an occupational health and safety non-governmental organization on Monday lauded Davao City Councilor Edgar Ibuyan for authoring an ordinance requiring mall owners to provide seats for their women workers.

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Fighting Erupts In Sulu Ahead Of RP-US Training
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Monday, February 04, 2008 11:02:32 AM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 04, 2008) – At least 5 people were killed in fierce fighting that broke out Monday in the southern Philippine province of Sulu, where security forces were battling Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiya militants, officials and military intelligence sources said.

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Digital Films Now Showing At UP Film Institute
Posted By Cineaste | Sunday, February 03, 2008 09:58:19 PM

 

The UP Film Institute opens this week no less with the screening among other titles of Viva’s new digital feature in a premiere bound to be the talk of town.

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Weaving The History And Culture Of Philippines: Times Of Oman
Posted By Times Of Oman | Sunday, February 03, 2008 06:05:15 PM

 

MUSCAT — A visit to the Philippines pavilion is a must to those interested in traditional artefacts. It is located at the International Crafts Market in Qurum Natural Park.

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Anti-US Rally, Nagbabanta Sa Mindanao
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, February 03, 2008 05:47:37 PM

 

SULU (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 03, 2008) – Habang papalapit ang joint RP-US Balikatan sa Mindanao at Sulu ay palakas ng palakas naman ang sigaw ng mga ibat-ibang militanteng grupo sa pagprotesta sa patuloy na pamamalagi ng mga Kanong sundalo sa rehiyon.

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Fear Not The Balikatan, Military Says
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, February 03, 2008 05:34:53 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 03, 2008) – A senior Filipino military commander doused fears of human rights violations and abuses by soldiers who will participate in a joint RP-US Balikatan training in southern Philippines.

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Considering The Poor In Sulu By Prof. Muktar H. Alan
Posted By Prof. Mukhtar Alan | Sunday, February 03, 2008 03:15:14 PM

 

“Umusaha na man kita utoh.” (Trying to work for livelihood Youngman).

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Kemikal Leak Sa Zambo
Posted By Mindanao Examiner | Sunday, February 03, 2008 02:38:39 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 03, 2008) – Ilang residente sa isang maliit na barangay sa Zamboanga City ang umano’y nahilo at ang iba ay nagsuka matapos na makaamoy ng kemikal na tulad sa ammonia.

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Extort Group Owns Up Bombing In Mindanao
Posted By Gandhi Kinjiyo | Saturday, February 02, 2008 06:50:27 PM

 

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 02, 2008) – A shadowy group calling itself the Al-Khobar gang has allegedly owned to a recent bombing in the southern Philippines, reports said.

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GMA Program Launched In Sarangani Province
Posted By Gandhi Kinjiyo | Saturday, February 02, 2008 06:23:59 PM

 

SARANGANI, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 02, 2008) - In its goal to mitigate hunger by providing additional income among the poorest of the poor, the Department of Agriculture Region 12 is dispersing animals among qualified beneficiaries in the province.

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2 Military Informants Get Rewards For NPA Capture in South RP
Posted By Ely Dumaboc and Arthur Sakaluran | Saturday, February 02, 2008 02:53:24 PM

 

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 02, 2008) - The Philippine military rewarded over one million pesos to two civilians who helped capture two senior communist rebel leaders in Mindanao island, officials said.

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Reporters Sans Border Condemns Jailing Of Filipino Journalist
Posted By Reporters Sans Border | Friday, February 01, 2008 05:26:06 PM

 

Reporters Without Borders condemns the detention of radio show host Julito Ucab, who has been held in Butuan City, on the southern island of Mindanao, since last month for failing to attend a court hearing on a defamation case dating back to 2004.

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People's Direct Vote: Key To the Snag In The GRP-MILF Peace Talks
Posted By Candido Aparece, Jr. | Friday, February 01, 2008 04:24:04 PM

 

DAVAO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 01, 2008) - The question of constitutionality or subjecting whatever consensus coming out of Government of the Republic of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (GRP-MILF) peace talks to constitutional processes will be addressed by democratic instruments provided by the Constitution itself.

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Bihag Ng Sayyaf, Walang Balita
Posted By Nickee Butlangan | Friday, February 01, 2008 03:01:52 PM

 

SULU, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 01, 2008) – Patuloy ang paghahanap ng mga sundalo at parak sa mga Abu Sayyaf na may hawak sa isang negosyanteng babae na kanilang dinukot sa bayan ng Jolo.

Wala naman balita ukol sa biktimang si Rosalie Lao, na may maliit na tindahan ng mga barter goods sa naturang bayan. Takot na rin ang umiiral sa maraming mga negosyante dahil sa pagdukot kay Lao na kilalang mabait sa kanilang bayan.

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2 MNLF Leaders Accused Of Illegal Recruitment
Posted By Jerick Wee | Friday, February 01, 2008 01:22:06 PM

 

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Mindanao Examiner / Feb. 01, 2008) - A senior leader of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), urged the group's chieftain Nur Misuari to censure two of his field commanders for large-scale recruitment and promising new members with high-paying jobs.

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