PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino was correct when he instructed the Philippine ambassador to Norway not to attend the awarding ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, making it appear he did so at the request of China which boycotted the rites because one of the honorees was a dissident Chinese writer.

THE Supreme Court last week handed the Aquino Administration a legal drubbing when it declared in a 10-5 vote as unconstitutional the highly-touted Truth Commission headed by former Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr.

The holiday season is here. From peppermint lattes and potato latkes, carols to dreidels, there are reminders at every twist and turn.

NEW York was a ghost town as an aftermath of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Thanks to an aggressive tourist promotion, inspired by a catchy slogan, “I Love NYC,” the city bounced back with a vengeance and today it’s the leading tourist destination in the United States.

Nov. 19, 2010

IN the 2010 Philippine national elections, close to 8,000 dual citizens registered in the New York consulate alone to vote for president, vice president and members of Congress.

But of the 8,000 registered voters only 2,930, or 30 percent, actually voted.

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