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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

Was Pepsi Paloma murdered?

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Pepsi Paloma, a Filipino American who was born Delia Duenas Smith, starred in her first movie, Brown Emmanuelle, when she was only 14. While promoting the movie several months later, she was gang raped by three well-known Philippine TV personalities. Three years later, after starring in 9 movies when she was still only 17, she committed suicide. Or did she?

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Americas,Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

The rape of Pepsi Paloma

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We were eating lunch at a Daly City home and watching “Eat Bulaga!”, the popular noontime variety show on GMA TV, when someone commented that he read on Facebook that two of the show’s hosts, Vic Sotto and Joey de Leon, were involved in the gang rape of a young Filipino American actress named Pepsi Paloma in 1982.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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