Tuesday, September 18, 2018

8 results for 'philippines'

The Things People Say

By Scorpion Sting, published on Apr 5, 2013

...a question which had underlying motives which were made clear to me in the car while we were on our way. I was to be my daughter's secret weapon against the women at the salon. How could I be a secret weapon y'all might be asking. Well, I spent many years in South Korea, Japan, and in the Philippines. You cannot spend time in these countries without learning some of the language spoken. Which I learned how to speak all three, understand all three, and I could write what I needed to in all three. Now a days, I have to be listening pretty close to what is being said so I can translate it... (more)

Tags: japan, korea, philippines, words, slang, language, foreign, nails, tongue, manicure, pedicure, salon

PH urges other countries to take stand on China

By Nei Brandon Bautista, published on May 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines -- Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Sunday called on other nations to take a stand on China's new aggressiveness in a simmering territorial dispute over a shoal in the South China Sea, which Manila calls the West Philippine Sea.

Del Rosario warned in a statement that other nations would be affected by China's claim over the mineral-rich area if they did not speak up now, like the Philippines is doing.

"Since the freedom of navigation and unimpeded commerce in the (South China Sea) are of great import to many nations, all should consider what China is... (more)

Tags: china, philippines, west philippine sea

Palace websites attacked, Chinese hackers suspected

By Nei Brandon Bautista, published on May 1, 2012

MANILA, Philippines (Update 7:17 p.m.) -- At least three websites of Malacañang were attacked by Chinese hackers Monday afternoon.

The attacks took place at around four o' clock in the afternooon, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said on Monday.

The Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office "noticed a significant spike in traffic with malicious URL requests from forged user-agents" being channeled to the Official Gazette website (, PCDSPO website (, and the Presidential Museum and Library website (,... (more)

Tags: china, philippines, west philippine sea, scarborough shoal, hacker

Save the date, says global Filipino group: May 11

By Nei Brandon Bautista, published on Apr 27, 2012

NEW YORK - Loida Nicolas Lewis, national chair of a Filipino-American good governance organization, on Thursday called on Filipinos around the world to hold rallies in front of China’s embassies and consulates on May 11 to protest its recent aggressive encroachments on the Philippines’ Scarborough Shoal.

Her call quickly drew positive responses from an initial batch of Filipino groups in Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and Australia.

China considers the Scarborough Shoal, located 124 nautical miles from the Philippines’ Zambales province, to be its “inherent territory” even though... (more)

Tags: china, philippines, west philippine sea, south china sea

Will the Pope Apologize for Rizal?

By Wanda Tuinphro, published on Aug 26, 2010

The Catholic church has never had a vested interest in prosperity as a way to pave the way for the spread of common Filipino decency. The Catholic church in the Philippines has always insured for the Filipino only misery, poverty, and indeed religious stupidity as the best way to maintain political and social insanity.Is the Catholic Church evil? Yes. It is the most evil institution ever devised by man. The Pope's apology for the vast amount of "sins committed by the church" in 2000 is not enough. It is ridiculous. The Pope has yet to apologize and to return the WEALTH stolen away from the... (more)

Tags: philippines, catholic church, joe rizal

Philippines: 21 Killed in Pre-poll Violence

By Mritunjay, published on Nov 23, 2009

In a deadly attack that is being seen as one of the worst incidents of election-related violence in the Philippines, 21 people have been killed after a group of about 100 gunmen took a group of 36 people hostage. Lt. Col. Romeo Brawner, a military spokesman in Manila, said 21 bodies had been recovered in Maguindanao, a province in the southern Philippines that has often been wracked by violence during elections. The gunmen are believed to be followers of a local politician, who wanted to prevent a rival from filing a nomination for upcoming elections. Authorities believe other bodies have been... (more)

Tags: world, elections, crime, philippines, manila, mangudadatu, esmael mangudadatu, buluan

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