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Taiwan’s ex-dissidents remember breakthrough for democracy FEATURE 12/10/2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Taiwan’s ex-dissidents remember breakthrough for democracy



FEATURE


12/10/2009

TAIPEI — Thirty years ago a group of Taiwanese opposition activists staged what was meant to be a peaceful human rights protest. Instead, it proved to be a turning point in ending one-party rule on the island.

On the evening of Dec. 10, 1979, members


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Dismantle all MR. EXPOSE Amb. Ernesto Maceda 12/10/2009


Dismantle all


MR. EXPOSE

Amb. Ernesto Maceda
12/10/2009

Acting Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Bert Gonzales said there are 132 private armies nationwide. So, start dismantling them before more massacres happen. Start with Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Sulu, Basilan, Ilocos Sur, Abra, North Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Masbate and Occidental Mindoro.

There is an estimated 1 million loose .... MORE


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Justice delayed is justice denied BLURBAL THRUSTS Louie Logarta 12/10/2009


Justice delayed is justice denied


BLURBAL THRUSTS

Louie Logarta
12/10/2009

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has a really serious credibility problem, which is why a great many people are skeptical (read: They don’t believe the police) over assertions they are earnestly trying to hunt down fugitive Jason Ivler who stands accused of mercilessly gunning down Renato Ebarle Jr., the son of a Malacañang undersecretary, over a minor traffic altercation last month.
Can you blame them? It has been over three weeks since Ivler shot to death his victim following a heated argument when their expensive SUVs nearly collided at the intersection of Boni Serrano and Granada Streets in Quezon City, and yet the bumbling police can’t seem to make heads or tails about.... MORE


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Jesus Christ VIEWPOINTS Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz 12/10/2009


Jesus Christ


VIEWPOINTS

Archbishop Oscar V. Cruz
12/10/2009

On the occasion of someone who is tenaciously holding on to the formidable power and merrily enjoying the perks of the highest public office in the country, and who at the same time is now officially aspiring for a much lower elective position in government, there is understandably a big public dissenting and resentful outcry. Such a phenomenon is not only the first in Philippine history for being strange and shameful, but also the object of not only ridicule but also of public disdain..... MORE


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