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Enrile: No talk with GMA on Senate coup, Cha-cha

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

The Philippine Star
Enrile: No talk with GMA on Senate coup, Cha-cha
By Aurea Calica Updated November 23, 2008 12:00 AM

Newly installed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile yesterday denied that the Senate coup that ousted Sen. Manuel Villar Jr. was sealed during the birthday party of Pangasinan Rep. Rachel Arenas in Malasiqui, Pangasinan on Nov. 15 where President Arroyo was present.

He said he could not possibly have discussed the Senate coup or even Charter change with the President because there were too many people and it was very noisy.

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JDV details secret Arroyo-ZTE meeting

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

INQUIRER.net
JDV details secret Arroyo-ZTE meeting

By Juliet Labog-Javellana
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 01:04:00 11/23/2008

MANILA, Philippines—Benjamin Abalos was thoroughly at home in the ZTE headquarters and hogged the discussion on the National Broadband Network project. President Macapagal-Arroyo made no comment and her husband, Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, hardly said a word.

But after lunch, Mike Arroyo suggested a formula that would eventually see the awarding of the NBN project to the Chinese telecommunications company.

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Palace debunks ‘no-el’ claims, twits critics over ‘Chacha’ row

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

GMANews.TV
Palace debunks ‘no-el’ claims, twits critics over ‘Chacha’ row
11/22/2008 | 11:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Saturday debunked claims by its critics that it is cooking up a no-election (no-el) scenario hand in hand with a bid to amend the1987 Constitution.

Presidential Management Staff (PMS) head Cerge Remonde also took a dig at Palace critics who he said keep on harping about Charter change and the “no-el” scenarios.

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Airlines should use passenger tube: PB

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

Sun.Star Network Online
Airlines should use passenger tube: PB

THE Provincial Board (PB) committee on tourism asked the Davao International Airport Authorities to make it mandatory for airlines to utilize the passenger tube.

This suggestion was made during the committee hearing Friday on the complaints that a certain airline makes its passengers walk on the tarmac instead of using the tube.

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Hu spells out China’s key role against recession

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

Manila Bulletin Online
Hu spells out China’s key role against recession

LIMA (Reuters) — Chinese President Hu Jintao spelled out Friday a potentially ambitious role for his country in staving off a deep global recession as he and US President George W. Bush prepared for a weekend summit of leaders from Asia and the Americas.

Hu and Bush, whose presidency is in its last weeks, discussed trade and other issues Friday night in Peru’s capital, before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum of 21 leaders representing more than half of global output.

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One for the money, two for the show

Posted by Mai on November 23rd, 2008

The Manila Times Internet Edition
Movement of the people

One for the money, two for the show

By Paul M. Icamina, Special Reports Editor

THE flow of people from poor to rich countries is increasing, peaking at 200 million in recent years.

Women make up half of this mass migration.

About 190 countries are involved as points of origin, transit or destinations.

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