DVD pirates are now riding on the popularity of the Subic Rape Case.
The Department of Trade and Industry recently issued an order prohibiting stores from imposing surcharge on credit card, debit card, and automated teller machine card transactions.
We commend the group of Gary Granada and their crusade for the reduction of styrofoam or polystyrene in fast-food chains here in the Philippines. It goes without saying that our environment needs all the help it can get. That and the ill effects of styrofoam or polystyrene on our health.
The UN system in the Philippines is launching the Tumayo Tayo (Stand Up) campaign, which ties up with the STAND UP project of the UN Millennium Campaign. STAND UP is an innovative and exciting global challenge to set an official Guinness World Record – the greatest number of people ever to Stand Up Against Poverty – on 15 and 16 October 2006. Through the symbolic action of standing up, the campaign aims to publicly demonstrate to policy makers the growing support for the achievement of the MDGs and for the strengthening of development policies both in the Philippines and throughout the world. In the Philippines, the goal is to have at least 1 million Filipinos stand up against poverty and for the MDGs. (Counting will take place from 15-16 October 2006.)
For more information on how to participate on this event, go to www.millenniumcampaign.ph
Thai Army Chief Gen. Sonthi Boonyaratglin who declared a coup that ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, apparently graduated from the Philippine Military Academy and was a part of Class ’76. This is according to news reports on TV. But his details in wikipedia says otherwise. It says that he graduated from Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in 1969. Both info could be correct. Maybe after he graduated from Chulachomklao, he then went to study at PMA and graduated in 1976.
We always hear “La Mesa” on TV, La Mesa Ecopark, save the La Mesa watershed, etc. No it has nothing to do with tables. But what exactly is the La Mesa, the issues surrounding it, some piece of its history, and why must we care to preserve it?
Four male dancers have been sacked at Hong Kong Disneyland after naked antics in their dressing room were caught on video and circulated among staff, the theme park confirmed Monday.
The four Filipinos who danced in Disneyland’s daily parades were accused of indulging in “acts of a sexually indecent nature” in front of up to 20 other employees on August 4.
The camp of deposed President Joseph Estrada has decided to upload the controversial “newsreel” entitled “Ang Mabuhay para sa Masa” on Estrada’s site erap.ph. This after the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) gave it an X-rating. Since then the site has used up all its allocated bandwidth and had to rely on a mirror site.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is inclined to dismiss the petition lodged by proponents of the people’s initiative for lack of jurisdiction. Ranking Comelec officials admitted this possibility yesterday in pointing out the petition filed by the Sigaw ng Bayan and Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) last Friday might violate the 1997 Supreme Court ruling over the issue.
The Philippine Daily Inquirer apologized Tuesday to singer-songwriter Jim Paredes for an inaccurate headline about Paredes’ decision to immigrate to Australia.
PDI publisher Isagani Yambot said Paredes “had valid reason to be angry and upset over the headline.” He added that the headline was “inaccurate and unfair.”