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(Significant daily events in ancient and recent Filipino history)

Today in Philippine History, July 13, 1883, Henry Otley Beyer was born in Edgewood, Iowa

Today in Philippine History,  July 13, 1883, Henry Otley Beyer was born in Edgewood, Iowa
On July 13, 1883, Henry Otley Beyer, dubbed as the "Father of Philippine Anthropology", a Filipinologist, was born in Edgewood, Iowa, USA. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Denver, Colorado and later pursued further graduate studies at Harvard University as a Winthrop scholar.





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Please stop fooling everyone, ABS-CBN shutdown was not about press freedom

Please stop fooling everyone, ABS-CBN shutdown was not about press freedom

With, the decision of the House of Representatives to deny television network giant ABS-CBN its franchise, the network’s four thousand workers have now been effectively added to the list of the unemployed. And for that, I extend them my sincerest sympathy.




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7 years have passed, Napoles PDAF scam full list of names involved is yet to be made public

7 years have passed, Napoles PDAF scam full list of names involved is yet to be made public

The notorious names of legislators who were alleged to have misused their pork barrel allocations, which was drafted by alleged P10-billion Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles in the so-called Napolist, have never been made public despite the hype that was associated with it.




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The untold truths about UNCLOS, PCA, etc.; What did we really win or loss?

The untold truths about UNCLOS, PCA, etc.; What did we really win or loss?

Is the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague ruling really a win? For the Philippines or for the United States? Did China break a deal or did then-Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario lose Scarborough?




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Abrogate Smartmatic contract now or Robredo is your next president

Abrogate Smartmatic contract now or Robredo is your next president

The President must bear in mind that the US has an axe to grind against him for veering close to China. This renewed coziness has recycled the past when the opposition represented by the Liberal Party, the terrorist communist and their front organizations, the oligarchy, the obscurantist church, and the wayward petty-intellectuals were united in marching to advance US interest in the name of "freedom" and "democracy."




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History of the country's premier airport; Why revert name back to Manila International Airport

History of the country

The country's premier airport was originally a United States Air Force base until 1948, when it was turned over to the Philippine government's National Airport Corporation.




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Cayetano urged public to read the House committee findings to understand decision on ABS-CBN

Cayetano urged public to read the House committee findings to understand decision on ABS-CBN

House Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano wants the public to read thoroughly the findings made by the House Committee on Legislative Franchise on ABS-CBN's bid for a fresh franchise that was rejected by the House panel.




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House of Representative denied renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

House of Representative denied renewal of ABS-CBN franchise

The House of Representatives' Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday, July 10, 2020 denied the application for a franchise of media giant ABS-CBN Corporation.




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Today in Philippine history, November 14, 1986, bodies of Rolando Olalia and Leonardo Alay-ay were found in Antopolo bearing signs of brutal torture and murder

Today in Philippine history, November 14, 1986, bodies of Rolando Olalia and Leonardo Alay-ay were found in Antopolo  bearing signs of brutal torture and murder

On November 14, 1986, the mutilated bodies of Rolando Olalia and his driver Leonardo Alay-ay were found in Antipolo. This happend on the day of Cory Aquino's return from a state visit to Japan.




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A rejection of ABS-CBN's franchise would be a momentous historical break from the past

A rejection of ABS-CBN

The House of Representatives would be making history if it rejects the demand of the oligarch-owned ABS-CBN Corporation to authorize its use of our Republic's radio spectrum as a broadcast network.




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The history that led to the large presence of Filipino nurses in the United States

The history that led to the large presence of Filipino nurses in the United States

Filipino nurses have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus in the US. And that's because they make up an outsize portion of the nursing workforce. About one-third of all foreign-born nurses in the US are Filipino; it's been a growing phenomenon for the past 50 years.




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Will our lawmakers be honest and logical and do the right thing?

Will our lawmakers be honest and logical and do the right thing?

If our lawmakers would be honest and logical, and as they consider all the issues brought against the network during the hearings, they should not grant the renewal.




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Today in Philippine history, June 19, 1994, Central Bank governor Jobo Fernandez died of cancer

Today in Philippine history, June 19, 1994, Central Bank governor Jobo Fernandez died of cancer

On June 19, 1994, Jose "Jobo" B. Fernandez, who headed the Philippine Central Bank under Presidents Ferdinand E. Marcos and Corazon C. Aquino, died. He was 70. Jobo Fernandez died of cancer.




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The Dengvaxia vaccine case is still pending with the Ombudsman

The Dengvaxia vaccine case is still pending with the Ombudsman

The so much talk these days about the need for a vaccine against COVID-19, reminded us of the dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia from Sanofi Pasteur employed in the nation-wide immunization program for children against the dengue disease of the Benigno Aquino III administration, carried out in 2016.




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The real scourge inflicted on Filipinos was the fraud that Sereno brought to the SC

The real scourge inflicted on Filipinos was the fraud that Sereno brought to the SC

What does the sham Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno have to do with the Anti-Terror Act to even make it part of her prayer?




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Today in Philippine history, December 7, 1987, former Finance Secretary Jaime Ongpin died of apparent suicide

Today in Philippine history, December 7, 1987, former Finance Secretary Jaime Ongpin died of apparent suicide

On December 7, 1987, Former Finance Secretary Jaime Ongpin, among the most controversial and influential Cabinet members of the Cory Aquino administration until his September removal, was found fatally shot today in what his son said appeared to be suicide.





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