Archive for the ‘Joseph Estrada’ Category

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Apr
AFTER I retired from work in a bank, I wrote in the opinion section of a newspaper about my very low pension. What I discovered from the readers’ response prompted me to organize, 17 years ago on May 1, 1998, when I was a resident of Las Piñas City, an association of retirees called the Philippine Association of Retired Persons Inc Read more [...]

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27
Apr
April 26, 2015 10:01 pm I’m not sure Senator Grace Poe had anything to do with it, principled as she seems to be. But the recent “best-leaders” poll by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) headed by her uncle, Mahar Kelley Mangahas, who is the first cousin of her dad, the late Fernando Kelly Poe Jr., appears to me as another one of the many SWS episodes that depict a “trend” showing a political figure becoming a formidable candidate for the presidency Read more [...]

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27
Apr
(From left) Dingdong Dantes, Herbert Bautista and Isko Moreno. FILE PHOTOS MANILA, Philippines–Dingdong Dantes, Herbert “Bistek” Bautista, “Isko Moreno,” Leila de Lima, Francis Tolentino and Leni Robredo Read more [...]

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27
Apr
MANILA, Philippines–A showdown of purses is brewing between the Manila city government and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) for the right to own the Manila Metropolitan Theater, the iconic Art Deco building in Arroceros, Manila, that has stood neglected for decades. The NCCA is now preparing to match the P267.155 million bid made by the city government to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) for the theater more popularly known as the Met. Read more [...]

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27
Apr
Bureau of Customs. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Newly appointed Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina, who is facing conflict of interest issues due to his ownership of companies that do business with the Bureau of Customs (BOC), will not get any special treatment. Read more [...]

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26
Apr
MANILA, Philippines - Utilization rates at the ports of Manila have been cut by almost half after exceeding 100 percent months after the city government of Manila imposed a truck ban in February last year. The vast improvement could be traced to the system implemented by the government as well as port operators led by International Container Terminal Services Inc. Read more [...]

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26
Apr
WHEN I read the news about Hillary Clinton announcing her candidacy in the 2016 US presidential elections, I knew I would go into woman talk again. Read more [...]

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26
Apr
It took almost eight years but the Supreme Court has ruled on a landmark case involving oil exploration in a protected seascape in favor of dolphins and other marine animals. What many derided as a lawyer’s folly has finally borne fruit. Read more [...]

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25
Apr
And on Manny Pacquiao’s home island of Mindanao, separatist rebels will come down from the hills and just for one day join with their enemies to cheer on the nation’s favourite son – boxer supreme and political hero. With a starting price of $1,500 (£1,000), tickets for the long-awaited clash between Pacquiao and the unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather at the MCM Arena in Las Vegas – billed as the biggest fight in boxing history – were well beyond the reach of most ordinary Filipinos Read more [...]

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