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Was popular broadcast journalist Ces Oreña-Drilon abducted in Sulu by suspected members of the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group as part of a “political fund-raising effort” by the former negotiators and now tagged principal suspects: Mayor Alvarez Isnaji and son Haider? (The Isnajis, police say, pocketed up to 60 percent of the supposed initial P5M ransom paid by the Drion family.

Was Drilon simply ‘betrayed’ by their group’s guide who was supposed to bring them to their intended interviewee, top ASG commander Radulan Sahiron? (Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales (more…)

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Rose Miranda/Boyet Jaduco – Abante

Nagkasya na lamang si Pangulong Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sa isang phone conversation kay US presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama dahil inisnab ng huli ang dapat ay one-on-one meeting nila ng Philippine leader dahil sa busy nitong iskedyul.
Ngunit ang duda nina Senate minority leader Aqui­lino Pimentel Jr. at Sen. Panfilo Lacson, posible umanong sinadya talaga ni Obama na isnabin ang Pa­ngulo sa takot na mabiktima ng ‘kiss of death’.
Ang ‘kiss of death’ ay tawag ng oposisyon sa endorsement o basbas ni Arroyo sa sinumang kandidato dahil tiyak umano ang pagkatalo nito. (more…)

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Marami sa atin ang naghihirap,namamatay,hindi nakakapag-aral. Bakit naging ganito ang pilipinas? Ang gobyerno ba natin hangang pagpapayamn na lang! Wala na ba silang pakialam sa ating bansa,kahit na ata sinong mamayanan ng pilipinas ay wala ng ring pakialam. Walang kwenta nga siguro ang pamahalaan. Pero mas bulok ang sistema. Mas masahol tayo kung tatayo lang tayo at mumurahin ang lahat ng nakikita nating mali. (more…)

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WASHINGTON — Silent on central questions of gun control for two centuries, the Supreme Court found its voice Thursday in a decision affirming the right to have guns for self-defense in the home and addressing a constitutional riddle almost as old as the republic over what it means to say the people may keep and bear arms.

The court’s 5-4 ruling struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns and imperiled similar prohibitions in other cities, Chicago and San Francisco among them. Federal gun restrictions, however, were expected to remain largely intact.

The court’s historic awakening on the meaning of the Second Amendment brought a curiously mixed response, muted in some unexpected places. (more…)

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Press Secretary Dana Perino was asked today about a rumor percolating below the surface in Washington, speculation that President Bush, just before he leaves office, will turn out the lights on Iran’s nuclear facilities. The further subtext: If the White House won’t end Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s nuclear program, the Israelis will. (more…)

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President Bush met with Filipino President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today at the White House. Arroyo was in Washington while her country tries to recover from a typhoon that devastated coastal areas and flipped a ferry carrying over 800 passengers last week. Before discussing aide for the Philippines, Bush couldn’t resist beginning the sober meeting with a quip about a Filipino member of his kitchen staff. Read part of the transcript from the meeting . (more…)

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EDITORIAL
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06/24/2008

Not even a typhoon that lashed the Philippines, with thousands rendered homeless, along with some deaths, as well as causing the rapid sinking of a ship where hundreds went missing, with many dead, were enough reasons for Gloria Arroyo to cut off her working trip to the United States, to meet, for a few minutes, an American lameduck president, George W. Bush. The insensitivity of Gloria shows much too much.

And yet, the propaganda spiel from Malacañang was that she was “very concerned” over the damage in the aftermath of Typhoon Frank. (more…)

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