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  • October 30, 2014How AMLC found possible laundering of Revilla’s PDAF

    How AMLC found possible laundering of Revilla’s PDAF

    By YVONNE T. CHUA INVESTIGATORS of the Anti-Money Laundering Council recently concluded that bank accounts of Sen. Ramon Revilla Jr. and his family, as well as those of Janet Lim-Napoles and her pseudo-NGOs, were possibly involved in a scheme to launder the controversial “pork barrel” funds. The AMLC’s 64-page inquiry report containing the..

  • October 28, 2014Filipino choir wins anew in South Korea choral fest

    Filipino choir wins anew in South Korea choral fest

      By PABLO A. TARIMAN “IT takes a lot of diligence and insight from both the conductor and the choristers. It all boils down to finding that meaning in the material and to be able to transfer it through sound that makes a winning performance, whether in a competition or a concert setting.” Thus said […]

  • October 21, 2014Leachon: 21- day exit screening for Filipinos in West Africa before coming home

    Leachon: 21- day exit screening for Filipinos in West Africa before coming home

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS THE Philippine College of Physicians, headed by   Dr. Anthony Leachon, is recommending that the Philippine government require returning Filipinos from West Africa, where there is a widespread outbreak of the killer disease Ebola, to undergo exit screening there before being allowed to come home. That is on top of..

  • October 18, 2014Gen. Douglas MacArthur: The honorary Filipino

    Gen. Douglas MacArthur: The honorary Filipino

        By NORMAN SISON For tourists traveling to the southern Philippine island of Leyte, a must-visit site for photos — and selfies, of course — is MacArthur Landing Memorial Park in the town of Palo, a short drive away from Tacloban City. The monument marks the spot where American general Douglas MacArthur landed with […]

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    Ex- foreign secretary advice on PH-China relations: avoid harsh rhetoric

    Ex- foreign secretary advice on PH-China relations: avoid harsh rhetoric

    October 31, 2014

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS  ENRICHED by having dealt with issues at close range and without the restrictions of toeing the government line, former government officials usually are the voice of wisdom on..


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