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Archive for February, 2008

They live on the wrong side of the tracks!

Posted by Gregov on 29th February 2008

wrong side of the tracks -Before there were cars, trains were an important means of transportation. Of course, pollution wasn’t a big concern so when a train rolled by, heavy black smoke and soot went with it. Usually the wind blew the black smoke to one side of the tracks and only the poorest of people would endure living in that hard to breathe environment. No one wanted to be on "the wrong side of the tracks."

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PUP bomb threat fails to stop Lozada

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

INQUIRER.net
PUP bomb threat fails to stop Lozada

By Allison Lopez, Leila Salaverria
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — A screaming mob of students showered Rodolfo “Jun” Lozada Jr. with confetti at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Elsewhere in Manila, his wife Violeta sobbed before judges, telling them of death threats to her family and pleading for court protection.

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New witness links Mike Defensor

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

INQUIRER.net
New witness links Mike Defensor

Madriaga: He brokered kickback of First Couple
By Dona Pazzibugan, Juliet Javellana
Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — Michael Defensor, a former chief of staff of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, played a key role in the $329-million broadband deal with China’s ZTE Corp. besides giving Rodolfo Noel Lozada Jr. P50,000 to allegedly keep him from testifying on the anomalous contract in the Senate.

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JDV accuses GMA of doing nothing to stop plunder of allies, friends

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
JDV accuses GMA of doing nothing to stop plunder of allies, friends
By Jess Diaz
Friday, February 29, 2008

Pangasinan Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. has accused President Arroyo of allowing corrupt officials, political allies and businessmen-friends to plunder the nation.

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Villar: Senators shouldn’t attend inter-faith rally

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

ABS-CBN Interactive
Villar: Senators shouldn’t attend inter-faith rally

Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. said senators should not join Friday’s inter-faith prayer rally in Makati City because of the upper chamber’s ongoing investigation on the national broadband network (NBN) deal scandal.

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‘I told you so’: Impeach backer feels vindicated

Posted by Mai on 29th February 2008

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‘I told you so’: Impeach backer feels vindicated

Philippine Daily Inquirer

MANILA, Philippines — The endorser of what was described as a sham impeachment charge against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Thursday said the case now being ranged against Arroyo in connection with the ZTE-NBN deal is the same issue he raised in October.

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