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  • August 29, 2014Magdalo Rep scores neglect of PH-occupied territories in Spratlys

    Magdalo Rep scores neglect of PH-occupied territories in Spratlys

    By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS IN the power point presentation Rep. Ashley Acedillo of the Magdalo Party showed last Wednesday, he compared the massive fortification and expansion of the Chinese of their occupied reefs in the disputed Spratlys area in the South China with the miserable state of the islands and reefs occupied by the Philippines.

  • August 29, 2014UP proclaims Nora Aunor ‘Nation’s Artist’

    UP proclaims Nora Aunor ‘Nation’s Artist’

    By UP Journ 102 THR SUPERSTAR Nora Aunor, who used to sell water near train tracks and never got past Grade 2, said she felt like a college graduate after receiving the Gawad Plaridel from the University of the Philippines on Aug. 27. The Gawad Plaridel is the highest honor the country’s premier university bestows […]

  • August 7, 2014Aquino sisters wanted Abad out; Hyatt 10 came to his rescue

    Aquino sisters wanted Abad out; Hyatt 10 came to his rescue

      By Ellen T. Tordesillas From our always reliable source : A few days after the Supreme Court declared parts of the Disbursement Accelerated Program or DAP unconstitutional last July 1, the three presidential sisters- Ballsy Cruz, Pinky Abellada, and Kris Aquino (Viel Dee didn’t join them) talked with the President to let go of […]

  • August 5, 2014WARNING: Hoaxter alters VERA Files story on Ebola

    WARNING: Hoaxter alters VERA Files story on Ebola

     A screenshot showing a tampered headline of a VERA Files story on the Ebola virus published Aug. 4 in Yahoo Ph! is being circulated online. The fake headline in the screenshot reads “Ebola virus has killed 23 people in Manila” and was added to the original headline of writer Ellen Tordesillas’ story “Good hygiene—the weapon..

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    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: A fad for a good cause

    August 27, 2014

      By ELLEN T. TORDESILLAS TODAY’S fad is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. ALS stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis described in a website on ALS as “a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects..


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