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The Philippines: A House Broken

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It is no secret that the Philippines has retained a culture of political corruption. In the last three decades, two presidents have been ousted from power. From cheating, murder, corruption, it is a tragic fact that most Filipinos believe their own government cannot be trusted.

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16-year-old girls

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While surfing the cable channels one Saturday afternoon, I chanced upon Karen Davila’s interview with 60-year-old singer Freddie Aguilar about his romantic relationship with a 16-year-old girl.

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Indomitable spirit of the Filipino

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You often hear the saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” but seldom do you find a friend when you needed him most. This was put to a test when Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as “Yolanda”) struck Central Visayas creating a 25-foot tidal wave.

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The greatest mission

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Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year-old Pakistani girl who defied the Taliban’s ban on girls’ education and was shot in the head but survived, has been granted the European Human Rights Award.

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Typhoon-prone PH islands need Noah’s arks

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CHICAGO (FAXX/jGLi) -- Even if God streaked a rainbow as a sign that never again will He bring a deluge upon his creation, man should treat every impending storm as if it is capable of wiping a piece of land from the face of the earth.

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Chaos Courts prophets of doom in PH

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The Philippine senators should not feel bad if Janet Napoles would like to keep her mouth shut if and when she finally shows up before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

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Victims need help to ‘shake off the dirt’

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My eyes reddened as I looked at the picture – a grieving father carrying his lifeless six-year-old daughter to the morgue in Tacloban City, a morgue that I could imagine wouldn’t even be able to accommodate the young girl, with hundreds already inside and hundreds more lying on the streets covered with newspaper, blanket, banana leaves and whatever the residents could get.

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‘Coming out’ for immigration reform

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SAN FRANCISCO  -- October has always been a special month in my household, since it’s when my twin brother and I celebrate our birthday surrounded by family.

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A story of one girl’s fight for justice

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Here is a story that will gladden the hearts of all who care about children, abhor child abuse and are willing to speak out for human rights. It’s a story of a child’s courageous struggle against all odds.

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Promoting PH not easy, but we have to do it

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I get very frustrated when the private sector is charged with fence-sitting on an issue and is projected as uncaring about the country’s welfare.  First, because the part of the private sector that I belong to hardly ever fence-sits. We certainly did not on the Priority Development Assistance Fund! 

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