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Ka Erdy interment set on Monday – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Ka Erdy interment set on Monday

By Abigail Kwok

INQUIRER.net

First Posted 19:33:00 09/04/2009

Filed Under: death notices, Obituary, Religions

MANILA, Philippines—The funeral of Iglesia ni Cristo Executive Minister Erano “Ka Erdy” Manalo is set on 12 noon Monday, a spokesman for the religious group said on Friday.

via Ka Erdy interment set on Monday – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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Better Press Corp Please::Villar again tops new SWS survey – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Nothing against the former president but This is fucking pathetic!

The nationwide survey of 1,500 respondents was made June 19 to 22, a few weeks before the death of the late president Corazon Aquino which is believed to have changed the political landscape for the 2010 elections.

via Villar again tops new SWS survey – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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rePost: Dr Doom on the Philippines:RGE – Are There Bright Spots Amid the Global Recession?

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The Philippines’ stalwart consumers saved the economy from the recessions that plagued its more export-dependent neighbors. Remittances proved surprisingly resilient despite the global economic slowdown as Filipino laborers, especially professional or skilled workers, continued to find strong demand overseas. This was partly due to the government’s diligence in forging new hiring agreements with several countries. Unperturbed remittance growth shielded domestic demand from high unemployment rates at home, which is obscured by the country’s very loose definition of employment. In the meantime, however, dependence on external demand for Filipino labor denotes a lack of progress in developing the local economy. Apart from land grabs by Persian Gulf countries, the Philippines has attracted little foreign investment of the kind needed to create jobs and lift Filipinos out of the poverty that afflicts a third of the country’s 90 million people. (For more, see Philippines 2009 Growth Outlook: A Recession-less Bright Spot in Asia?)

via RGE – Are There Bright Spots Amid the Global Recession?.

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Stupid And Incompetent::Is a mother in labor a child abuser? : Sciencewomen

This is Stupid and Incompetent, I’m all for protecting children from any type of abuse but this is really fucking stupid.

In the case of New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services v. V.M. and B.G., In the Matter of J.M.G., new mother V.M. was never allowed contact with her daughter and has had her parental rights terminated. And now the decision has been held up on appeal link to the decision. Father B.G. initially had his rights terminated too, but on appeal that decision has been reversed. No word on whether either parent has ever been allowed to see their daughter, who is now 2 years old.

I haven’t been able to get back to original court decision contesting the DYFS decision, but from everything I’ve read, the whole argument against the mother is based on her behavior in the hospital – in labor – with a doctor trying to force a C-section on her. I had a relatively uneventful childbirth experience, but I’m sure some of the same adjectives could be used to describe my behavior at times during the labor.

via Is a mother in labor a child abuser? : Sciencewomen.

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Yipee ::Gin Kings reach finals – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

After a not so inspired start for Ginebra they get to the Finals! Hehe, must get tickets!

With the victory, Ginebra, which secured an 18th championship appearance, became the first defending champion to return to the finals since Talk N’ Text pulled off the feat in the 2004-2005 Philippine Cup.

via Gin Kings reach finals – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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rePost::The Future Is Here, It Is Just Not Easily Distributed (Iran Edition)

uthor Walter Jon Williams says that he has an unimportant problem toay:

Angel Station: Watching My Uncompleted Novel Go Down in Flames: There is a scene just like this in the novel I’m working on. My whole novel is playing itself out before my very eyes. All its specialness and wonderfulness, coolness and invention is curling up and dying in fire, as if one of the incendiaries from Fahrenheit 451 found it before I could even finish it. The Twitter Revolution in Moldova was bad enough, but at least it didn’t get a lot of coverage over here, and most Americans never heard of Moldova. Iran is different. I feel like all those guys who were working on Cold War novels when the Wall fell.

The parade of demonstrators in Tehran today was nine kilometers long. It’s a People Power revolution fired up by social media— you don’t get a crowd that big by sticking up posters on lamp posts. (Does the use of Twitter in Iran somehow absolve it of totally sucking?) Hackers are also proving useful, by attacking Iranian government web sites. (But be careful, script kiddies of the world— you don’t want to bring the whole system down.)

And he has a recommendation for what you can do to help the people with serious problems:

If you want to turn your computer into a proxy server to help Iranians avoid government roadblocks, “Austin Heap” provides instructions here. Be sure to read the disclaimers. I’d do this myself, but I have to admit that it’s all beyond my competence.

via The Future Is Here, It Is Just Not Easily Distributed (Iran Edition).

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rePost:Shame On You:Mayor sued over boys paid to play in briefs – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Mayor sued over boys paid to play in briefs

By Thea Alberto

INQUIRER.net

First Posted 18:41:00 06/16/2009

Filed Under: Children, Sport, Crime, Graft & Corruption, Local authorities

MANILA, Philippines—The mayor of a sleepy town in Bataan province had been charged with prostitution and lewd show for allegedly paying some 40 teenage boys to play basketball while in their underwear, a lawyer said Tuesday.

Lawyer Harry Roque said the charges against Bagac Mayor Ramil Del Rosario have been filed before the Office of the Ombudsman, following the supposed non-action of the local offices of the Interior and Local Government and the Social Welfare and Development

via Mayor sued over boys paid to play in briefs – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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