APEC 2015

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POLICEMEN arrested protesters on Saturday for disrupting the joint session of Congress deliberating on the extension of martial law in Mindanao at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City. Seven youth leaders and volunteer teachers from the Alternative Learning Center for Agricultural and Livelihood Development (Alcadev) were escorted out of the…

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Andreas De la Cruz is a forty year old fisherman from Masinloc, Zambales and he has a story of triumph and loss to tell and all of it is due to the obsession of powerful nations to control and dominate and occupy the lands and seas of other smaller nations.…

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As key thoroughfares in the metropolis remain closed on Friday, another pregnant woman was forced to deliver her child on the street. Hailing from Tanza, Cavite, Aileen Botokain went into labor and gave birth right on the pavement of Coastal Mall Metro Bus Station in Parañaque City. Accompanied by her…

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Elmer Agaray could have still been alive if not because of the strict lockdown during the recently concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Metro Manila. The 52-year-old suffered a cardiac arrest on Wednesday night while stuck at the standstill traffic on EDSA, Pasay City. He was then on board…

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Street dwellers rounded up in Manila before the start of APEC Summit will not be released from the Manila Boystown Complex in Parang, Marikina City, an official said on Friday. Dr. Arnold Pangan, head of Manila Social Welfare and Development Office, said instead, the 59 families or 265 people are…

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Manila saw this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Summit 2015 unfold in ways both good and bad. To the common Filipino, the week began unforgettably on Monday with thousands commuting to their place of work and back for hours in traffic and on foot from multiple road closures in…

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CONTRARY to Malacanang’s claim, Filipinos, particularly the poor among them, gained nothing from the just concluded Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a Church leader and a political analyst said. Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, chairman of the public affairs committee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP),…

ASEAN SUMMIT

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Fresh from hosting the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Friday left for Malaysia to attend a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Kuala Lumpur. In his meeting with his fellow Southeast Asian leaders and other dialogue partners, the President said…

INSENTIVE KRIS

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As a grand finale to her triumphant series of posts from hosting the APEC spouses’ visit to Intramuros on Thursday, the President’s celebrity sister Kris Aquino rounded up the day with a snap of her sunburnt shoulders straight from her bathroom. And none of it sat well with majority of…

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday recognized the relationship between his country and the Philippines, which he said has become closer through the years. “In recent years, the cooperation between Japan and the Philippines has become ever closer. We are most happy to have welcomed President Aquino last June…

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