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Today in Philippine History, November 21, 1898, the Americans presented an ultimatum for the cession Philippines

Today in Philippine History, November 21, 1898, the Americans presented an ultimatum for the cession Philippines

On November 21, 1898, the American Commissioners presented an ultimatum, in which they demanded the cession of the entire Philippine Archipelago while on the other hand they offered to pay Spain $20,000,000, and to insert in the treaty of peace a mutual relinquishment of claims. Spanish ships and merchandise would be allowed into the ports of the islands for a stated period.





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Today in Philippine history, February 18, 1946, the US Congress enacted a law which rescinded benefits of Filipino WWII veterans

Today in Philippine history, February 18, 1946, the US Congress enacted a law which rescinded benefits of Filipino WWII veterans

On February 18, 1946, the US Congress enacted the Rescission Act of 1946, a suppose to be simple appropriations measure authorizing $200 million to the Commonwealth Army of the Philippines, which was desperately needed by a military decimated by three years of war with the Japanese.




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South Korea competes with China as new benefactor for the Philippines

South Korea competes with China as new benefactor for the Philippines

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told counterparts from the Philippines, as well as nine other Southeast Asian countries at regional summits last week, that Seoul was "the best partner to share the experience" of economic growth. South Korea, he said, can aid the others in high-tech, railways, clean energy and water management.




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Robredo should be denied copies of decrypted ballots - Bongbong

Robredo should be denied copies of decrypted ballots - Bongbong

Former Senator Bongbong Marcos has asked the Supreme Court (SC) acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) to reject the request of Vice President Leni Robredo to be granted copies of decrypted and printed ballot images in his electoral protest.




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De Lima's latest letter incites sedition even rebellion

De Lima

Detained Senator Leila de Lima obviously wanted attention from the leaders of the western world, such as the European Union official, the American President and others in attendance for the Asean Summit hosted by President Duterte, whom she just as obviously wanted to publicly shame.




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Why Robredo had no official role during the ASEAN summit in Manila

Why Robredo had no official role during the ASEAN summit in Manila

Leni Robredo, it's safe to say, really has no official role during Manila's hosting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations' summit on its 50th anniversary this week. And if one had been assigned to her previously, she only has herself to blame for being "disinvited" once again.




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The Mamasapano massacre: The worst crime ever committed by a Philippine President

The Mamasapano massacre: The worst crime ever committed by a Philippine President

The Ombudsman the other day filed a graft case against former President Benigno Aquino III for, in her words, "utilizing the services"—for the police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, in January 2015 that led to the massacre of 44 police commandos—of Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima when he was under suspension at the time.




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That reported "li'l narco" comment and Trump's scheduled extended stay in Manila

That reported "li

A yellow minion has been busy the past few days threatening journalists and bloggers over what he claimed as fake news which was US President Donald Trump's reported remark about the "li'l narco meeting with Marco" when supposedly asked about the recent meeting between Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio in the United States.




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Sereno and her PR groups are trying hard to portray her as the victim of vendetta

Sereno and her PR groups are trying hard to portray her as the victim of vendetta

Yet another new pro-Sereno group has sprouted, expressing support for Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno by damning the "cast and characters" it claims, as being behind the impeachment complaint filed against her.




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Trillanes incited soldiers to commit rebellion, perpetrate a coup - VACC

Trillanes incited soldiers to commit rebellion, perpetrate a coup - VACC

An anti-crime group lawyer claimed yesterday, November 5, 2017, opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and a yellow-oriented group could be liable for acts of rebellion or insurrection against the Duterte administration.




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Social Weather Stations AKA Duterte Demolition Service?

Social Weather Stations AKA Duterte Demolition Service?

Social Weather Stations (SWS) should be renamed DDS (Duterte Demolition Service) for letting itself be extensively used by the yellow mob to get at Duterte and his war on drugs.




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Duterte, the rock-star President

Duterte, the rock-star President

President Duterte's second official visit to Japan can be described with one word: successful. The President met with Japan's industry leaders in Tokyo and witnessed the signing of several business deals.




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Leni Robredo is talking again without saying anything substantial

Leni Robredo is talking again without saying anything substantial

Leni Robredo raised worries about the Bicol Express railway system, one of the major infrastructure projects of the Duterte administration. The Bicol Express is part of the North-South Railway Project (NSRP)-South Line, which was been unbundled into two in July 2017.




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Long process of decryption and printing of ballot images in Marcos’ poll protest, begins

Long process of decryption and printing of ballot images in Marcos’ poll protest, begins

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has started to decrypt and print the ballot images from three pilot provinces that former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. cited in his election protest against Leni Robredo.




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A look back at the Philippine Jeepney, before phasing them out - "Jingle Lang Ang Pahinga"

A look back at the Philippine Jeepney,  before phasing them out  - "Jingle Lang Ang Pahinga"

It began as a makeshift vehicle put together from spare parts of the military service "jeep" left by American troops who left the Philippines after the end of World War II in 1945. Because the jeeps were too expensive to ship back to the United States, the American military authorities disposed of them locally by selling those in poor running condition, and giving away those engines of which have seen better times.




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2013 ballots in ballot boxes of 2016 elections?

2013 ballots in ballot boxes of 2016 elections?

How can the 2016 elections even be deemed credible when ballot boxes opened were said to contain 2013 ballots and where certain areas had a zero vote for a senatorial candidate?





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