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Joey De Leon’s Poem To Francis Kiko “Master Rapper”Magalona and Tito Sotto

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From probably one of the most versatile, talented and frank/real persons on Philippine Show Biz , idol Joey De Leon, his poem to two of his very close friends :

Sa dalawa kong matalik na kaibigan, aking ka-Bulaga, Kapuso, at kasandalan, isa
ngayo’y nagdiriwang ng kaarawan at ang isa naman’y may pinagdaraanan.
Maligayang bati, Tito kong Escalera, tulad ng pangalan, magsunud-sunod sana ang
mga biyaya ang mga pagsagana at magtagal pa nawa ang ating pagsasama. Tumpak ka, Pareng Kiko. Sa iyong tinuran sa landas ng buhay, isang lubak lamang yan.
Pagkatapos ng dilim ay kinabukasan. Awit mo, may bago na namang pagkukunan
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rePost: RIP to Francis Magalona:GMANews.TV – ‘Eat Bulaga’ contestant bags P1-M jackpot; Joey owes it to Francis M – Entertainment – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA

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Condolence to the family! I prey you find peace!

Eat Bulaga‘ contestant bags P1-M jackpot; Joey owes it to Francis M

03/06/2009 | 03:29 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The somber set of “Eat Bulaga” suddenly burst into excitement after a lucky contestant won the P1-million jackpot prize on Friday afternoon.

“Eat Bulaga” host Joey de Leon owed Windy’s lucky win to fellow host and Master Rapper Francis “Kiko” Magalona who had succumbed to leukemia earlier in the day.

Hoy, Kiko, andyan ka ba, Kiko? Nagbiro si Kiko! [Hey Kiko are you there? Kiko is playing us!]” De Leon said.

GMANews.TV – ‘Eat Bulaga’ contestant bags P1-M jackpot; Joey owes it to Francis M – Entertainment – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA.

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-No To Right Of Reply Bill-GMANews.TV – Media groups vow stiff defense against RORB – Nation – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA

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The right of reply bil would like to ensure that the party referred to by a media report has a law defined right to air his side. Its all fine and good in theory but let’s analyze this in its proper context and we would realize that like libel it is another tool that powerful people use to suppress the truth and/or bullying by the media. Ordinary people like me do not have the resources to hire lawyers to try to sue people for libel or if this becomes law try to force media organizations to air my side. Generalizing this, although I have been extremely critical of the Philippine media, the toolset of powerful people in the Philippines would be the only one that is helped by this bill.

Media groups vow stiff defense against RORB

03/04/2009 | 09:02 AM

MANILA, Philippines – After failing to come to terms with lawmakers, media groups vowed Wednesday to stage a “man-to-man” defense against the passage of the Right of Reply Bill in Congress.

National Press Club president Benny Antiporda said they will not allow the passage of the RORB, which he likened to a “beautiful woman with AIDS.”

GMANews.TV – Media groups vow stiff defense against RORB – Nation – Official Website of GMA News and Public Affairs – Latest Philippine News – BETA.

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-rePost-Welcome to Jeepney Tours – Discover the best of Manila with Jeepneytours

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This looks interesting! might try this sometime this summer!

Welcome to Manila Allow us to provide you with more than a great way to travel around the capital onboard a cultural icon of the Philippines, the Jeepney

The Jeepney is a unique transportation that can only be found in the Philippines. It was originally made from the US military jeeps that were left to the Filipinos after World War II, giving it the powerful engine of an army jeep. Due to Filipino ingenuity, the body was remodeled by adding some metal roofs and decorating it with vibrant colors. It has rapidly emerged as a creative and popular means of public transportation.

To allow the travelers to enjoy a more comfortable ride, we custom-made a luxurious 20-seater jeepney equipped with air conditioner, cooler and a tour facilitator. In the event of a traffic jam, fret not as we have a videoke system onboard to keep you entertained during the entire duration of your trip

The Jeepney Tours is an essential introduction to Manila in a fun and informative way and it links you to the attractions of the city. We invite you to experience all the magical sights and sounds of Manila in an entertaining, comfortable and secure environment.

You cannot say that you’ve been to Manila if you don’t ride a Jeepney

Travel with us and discover the best of Manila

Jeepney Features:

• Airconditioned Jeepney

• 20 seating capacity

• Videoke system onboard

• Cooler

Welcome to Jeepney Tours – Discover the best of Manila with Jeepneytours.

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Learned Today: Marginal Revolution: Utah (Montana) fact of the day

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Utah (Montana) fact of the day

This one concerns adult entertainment:

Dividing state subscription counts by the FCC’s Broadband Deployment quantities, the most-subscribing state is Utah (where 5.47 of every 1,000 broadband households subscribed to the service at issue), while the least-subscribing state is Montana (1.92 per 1000 broadband households).

Marginal Revolution: Utah (Montana) fact of the day.

UPDATE:

my comment at the post:

I was originally thinking walras’ law but I think substitutes are more like it. Just as the other have already pointed. Although I sense a certain confirmation bias in all our comments concerning Utah.

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flip Pride? 4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Considering that the other countries in the top part of the Americas, this is a good place in a not so good list!

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP

By Veronica Uy INQUIRER.net First Posted 15:38:00 02/24/2009 Filed Under: Migration, Security (general), Government

MANILA, Philippines — Filipinos make up the fourth largest group of unauthorized migrants in the United States as of January 2008, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in a report released Tuesday.

Of the 11.6 million unauthorized migrants believed to still be in the US, the DHS said Mexicans comprised the most, with 7.03 million.

After Mexico came El Salvador (570,000), Guatemala (430,000), the Philippines and Honduras (300,000), Korea (240,000), China (220,000), Brazil (180,000), Ecuador (170,000), and India (160,000).

4th most illegal migrants in US from RP – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos.

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