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Filipino journalists release white balloons as they commemorate the first anniversary of the country's worst election-related violence during a rally near the Malacanang Presidential Palace in Manila, Philippines on Nov. 23, 2010.  (AP photo/Aaron Favila)

 

MANILA — A year after the Maguindanao massacre, nobody has yet been convicted for the gruesome crime.

The trial against the 196 accused has barely begun. And while some of the suspects belonging to the Ampatuan clan have already been arrested, only one of them — the principal accused Andal Ampatuan Jr. — has been arraigned.

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MANILA — Following complaints from almost all sectors, Malacañang hinted that the Aquino Administration would be adopting an entirely new concept for the slogan of the Department of Tourism (DOT) in order to attract more tourists and investors.

Nov. 19, 2010

 

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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE MARIANO DEL CASTILLO

 

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) was asked to reconsider its ruling last month clearing a magistrate of charges of plagiarism.

In a motion for reconsideration, University of the Philippines (UP) professors and lawyers led by Harry Roque Jr. reiterated their allegations of plagiarism, twisting of cited materials and gross neglect against Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo.

Nov. 19, 2010

 

The Philippines has dropped RP as the abbreviated official reference to the Philippines and is now using PH or PHL in accordance with the accepted code of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said PH or PHL is more widely known in the international community than RP, which stands for Republic of the Philippines.

 


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Casual meeting. President Aquino welcomes former US President William “Bill” Clinton at the Premier Guest House. Clinton is here to talk about globalization in a lecture titled “Embracing Our Common Humanity” at the Manila Hotel.

MANILA — President Benigno Aquino III and former US President Bill Clinton yesterday spent an hour getting to know each other and discussing Aquino’s plans for the Philippines.

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