MANILA, Philippines - Five men believed to be members of a crime gang in Bugallon, Pangasinan were massacred before dawn Saturday. About 10 hooded gunmen broke into a hut located beside the Grand Royal Subdivision in Brgy Poblacion, where the victims were staying, and tied the hands and feet of two of the victims before hacking them to death, provincial police spokesperson Senior Inspector Ryan Manongdo said. Three others were shot dead when they tried to fight back. The suspects beheaded the two wounded victims later on. The victims were identified as Romel Ramoran, 38, Jomer Ramoran, 17, Ronald Ramoran, 34, Ernesto Ramoran, 49, and Albert Martinez, 25. At the scene, police recovered 16 used cartridges, 5 bullets from a .45-caliber pistol as well and the strap used to tie the victims' bodies.
The scene of the shooting. Source: Herald Sun AN Australian has been shot dead execution-style at the beach resort he manages in the Philippines. Blue Rock Beach Resort general manager Paul Dean Davy, 53, was shot in the back of the head while talking to another Australian man at a resort restaurant in Olongapo, 120km north of Manila, on Friday night. Police said the gunman approached Mr Davy from behind at the beachside restaurant, holding a .45 pistol.
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Young Pinoys inseparable from cellphones: survey | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, FeaturesMANILA, Philippines - Mobile phones are considered a must-have among young Filipinos, with product ownership in the country at 67%, according to a survey recently conducted by global research agency Synovate. One out of 4 of them, it said, can't live without the said gadget. Christelle, 11, is among the many Filipino youth who can't seem to let go of their mobile phones.
So just what like said a while ago, I’ll make a post comparing the new and the old Philippine Peso Bills. Personally, I think that the new Philippine Peso Bills are a bit “play money-like” but in a certain way, it looks very much artistic.lol. I think it’s cool having a new look to our bills but I still prefer the look of our old bills. haha. Thanks to my dad for having these bills then gave it to me.haha
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By Tetch Torres INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of a criminal case against a former ambassador for misusing government funds worth over US$95,856. In a 24-page resolution approved by acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro, the Ombudsman said there is probable cause to charge former Ambassador to Nigeria Masaranga Umpa of four counts of malversation of public funds under Article 217 of the Revised Penal Code for misusing Assistance to National (ATN) Standby Funds in the total amount of US$95,856 for the repatriation of abducted Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in 2007. Umpa was appointed as Philippine Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federal Republic of Nigeria by then President Joseph Estrada and was retained in a hold-over capacity by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Hackers have defaced the website of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), a government agency mandated to provide vocational and technical education. As of press time (11:30 pm, January 10), the TESDA website front page has been replaced with a message that says “We console with the death of people’s scholar, freedom fighter Kimay”. The hacking of the TESDA website appears to be a taunt from hackers as the Philippines prepares for its first nationwide automated elections. The hacker left a portion of a purported invitation from Ventureslink to technical training consultants for Smartmatic , the company which won the bidding to provide the machines and software for the automated elections. The hacker redirects the frontpage to yet another page on the TESDA website in a few seconds.
PIA daily news in English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Hiligaynon, Ilocano, Waray, Pangalatok from around the Philippines<img src="uploads/thumbs/110902-ncr-rl06.jpg"/> Heroes rise for homeless in Sta. Cruz, Davao Sur STA.
One of the interesting things about team-teaching a course on “The Domestic Politics of Southeast Asia: The Philippines and Thailand” is that I myself have never taken a course on Southeast Asia. I was an American politics specialist as a graduate student, with a dissertation on “Interpretation and American Electoral Studies.” On the Philippines in particular, and on Southeast Asia more generally, I am an autodidact – I’ve learned it all by myself through 30 years of experience in the country and the region, and by reading. There are limits to this approach, though, in that I have been “present centric” – my studying tends to start with the current situation and/or problem on which I’m working (as a researcher into contemporary politics, or as a development professional concerned with better governance). Rarely do I work my way back to, say, a 14th century Javanese kingdom to which the kingdom of Buayan in Mindanao claimed connection.
‘Juana Change’ protest videos are the newest YouTube sensation in the Philippines. The videos were introduced last month when various groups were opposing the proposal to amend the Constitution which would have extended the terms of office of incumbent politicians, including that of the president. Thanks to the internet and mainstream media, Juana Change (played by artist Mae Paner) has become a popular figure in the country today.
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Wouah, wouah, wouah… Khavn de la Cruz est un grand, grand, grand malade ! Et il nous le démontre par une aisance sans borne avec The Family That Eats Soil / Ang Pamilyang Kumakain ng Lupa (2005) , un OFNI made in Philippines. Pas d’hésitation possible qu’on puisse le ranger en Category 3 (en mode HK), il a tout ce qui fait la grandeur de cette classification. Résumer The Family That Eats Soil … impossible. Les membres d’une famille mangent à table (les trois repas). S’invitent alors des scènes à la fois burlesques, absurdes, irréelles et nonsensiques, dont certaines cachent un sens de la dénonciation crue qui semble sans limite.
A plane flight safety demonstration danced to pop tunes by the flight attendants of a Philippine-based commercial airline is a recent a hit on YouTube. According to an airline official , the dancing of the safety procedure demonstration is simply one way of combining service and entertainment. “The safety demo dance rendition is just another way to bring out our fun culture and showcase our homegrown talents.
MANILA, Philippines?The Philippine government is to blame for creating a ?dire human rights crisis?
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