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Sen. Leland Yee and the politics of pay to play

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California State Sen. Leland Yee was arrested at his San Francisco home by the FBI on March 26, 2014 on seven federal felony charges related to public corruption and gun trafficking charges, specifically with attempting to facilitate the purchase of automatic firearms and shoulder-launched missiles from the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to smuggle into the US.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Emil Amok!

‘Asian-American Hustle’? CA State Sen. Yee’s shocking arrest

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The Oscar-nominated film “American Hustle” was based on the ABSCAM scandal of the 1970s, where a fake sheikh lures politicians big and small with loads of cash in exchange for influence.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

No Limitation

PH should resort to drone technology to neutralize China’s abusive behavior

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China has 1.4 billion people — 19 percent of the world’s population. Its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) claims to have about 1.5 million personnel. While probably an exaggeration, according to Western sources, it’s  unquestionably the world’s biggest military establishment in terms of manpower. The PLA’s hardware consists of around 2,800 planes, 900 helicopters, 520 ships [...]

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Global Networking

Gazmin’s Twit

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The Philippine Daily Inquirer reported on March 23 that “Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin on Saturday twitted activists for their silence on the country’s territorial dispute with China, while they loudly protest the Philippines’ new defense cooperation agreement with the United States.”

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Kuwento

PH not (yet) on ‘enemies of the Internet’ list

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Now, for some good news for Filipino netizens. Despite worries about attempts to clamp down on their right to free speech, they don’t have to deal with some really brazen, even shameless, forms of Internet censorship.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Mobile phone language settings changed

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We often hear complaints about overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East whose mobile phones have been confiscated. That is why OFWs who have learned their lesson bring two mobile phones with them. If their employers confiscate their phone, they have a spare one to use in times of emergency.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Global Pinoy | Read More »

Global Networking

What did Estrada and Arroyo promise China?

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China escalated its already heightened maritime conflict with the Philippines on March 9 by blocking two Philippine vessels from delivering fresh supplies and troops to its marine outpost in the sunken ship Sierra Madre beside the Ayungin Shoal.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

The Artist Abroad

A sad tale of conquest and betrayal

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Isabel Rosario Cooper. Studio portrait by the Jose Reyes Studio, Hollywood, CA 1940 Courtesy of Miljohn Ruperto and Koenig & Clinton Gallery

Armies of occupation seek their pleasures from the populations under their control, their gaze at once intrusive, inquisitive and possessive.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

Kuwento

Sugar Pie DeSanto, Filipino African American blues legend

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Sugar Pie DeSanto. Screengrab from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZIzF2uC9MM

Her parents — her dad was a Filipino immigrant, her mom an African American — named her Umpeylia Balinton. That wouldn’t have worked as a stage name at music clubs and blues festivals where she eventually became famous and adored.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Bantay OCW (Ang Boses ng OFW)

Passport stamps don’t lie

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HALL OF FAME Susan K. receives Gawad Tanglaw award at ceremonies in San Juan de Letran in Calamba, Laguna, Bantay OCW’s 6th straight win as Best Public Service program.

JP, married with two children, is a marine officer in a cruise line. His wife hates the idea of separation, even a temporary one. She opposed JP’s decision to work as a seafarer. But JP promised his wife that it would not take long. He needed to earn a substantial amount in a short period of time to pay off their debts and enroll their children in good schools.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Global Pinoy,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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