Sandra Burton, 62

“The Philippines has lost a true friend, an American journalist who was passionate about the Filipino,” writes Joan Orendain for INQ7.

“Time Magazine’s Sandra Burton, well-known to the Filipino people for her incisive reporting on the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos and the 1983 assassination of ex-Senator Benigno ‘Ninoy’ Aquino Jr., has died.”
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Profile ni Eddie Gil

Narito ang profile ni Eddie Gil mula sa programang BIO-DATA ng GMA-7.

Photo from INQ7Full name: Eddie Conde Gil
Known as: Eddie Gil
Date of Birth: February 07, 1944
Place of Birth: Zamboanga City
Occupation: international businessman/ philanthropist
Address: B35 L36 Burbank St., North Fairview Subdivision, Quezon City
Father : Raul Alinsoot Gil, taga-Cebu
Mother: Felicisima Miralina Conde, taga-Masbate
Spouse: Erlinda Ledda Gil, a teacher
Children: Edwin, Robert, Edna, Eva, Charlemagne
Religion: Seventh-Day Adventist
Party: Partido Isang Bansa Isang Diwa
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Gloria pa rin ba?

Napanood ko ang political ad ni Si Kris Aquino kagabi. (This time, hindi na Kano ang endorser ni Mrs Arroyo.) Para sa kanya, Gloria pa rin. Hmmm, weird. Sounds like Marcos pa rin. Pero ‘di ba ang slogan ng Mom niya noon ay “Tama na, sobra na! Ang bayan naman.”

Sabagay, kanya-kanyang opinyon ang mga tao. Halimbawa, gaya ni Conrado de Quiros, scared din si Victor na manalo ulit si Mrs Arroyo. “I am scared of an FPJ presidency. But I am scared even more of a Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo one.”

Eto ang isinulat niya:

She gives away land titles spent on by the government during her campaigns! Government vehicles are being used to transport crowds at her rallies. Her campaign contributors have been appointed at the Commission on Elections! She will do anything to win! And she’s using government resources at her disposal. Will you vote for someone like her? Anybody who wants the presidency so much should not be entrusted with the position.

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Parangal kina Diokno at Aquino

Bilang parangal kay Jose Diokno, idineklara ni Pangulong Arroyo ang Pebrero 27, ika-17 anibersaryo ng kamatayan ni dating Senador Jose W. Diokno, na “a day of national remembering.”

“In Proclamation 558 signed Tuesday by Executive Secretary Alberto Romulo, the President cited the late jurist, nationalist and statesman for his steadfast struggle against the Marcos dictatorship and his valiant fight for the preservation of the country’s democratic institutions,” ayon sa ulat ng Gov.ph, ang opisyal na portal ng Republika ng Pilipinas.

Ayon naman sa INQ7, nilagdaan ngayon ni Arroyo ang isang batas na nagdedeklara kay Benigno Aquino bilang isang pambansang bayani.
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Alamin ang PANININDIGAN ng mga presidentiables na itinampok sa BIO-DATA!

Itinatampok ngayong gabi sina Raul Roco, Fernando Poe Jr, at Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo sa Paninindigan. Alamin ang kanilang paninidigan sa iba’t ibang usapin gaya ng death penalty, globalization, US-RP relations, Charter change, kahirapan, pork barrel, abortion, birth control, divorce, gay rights, terorismo, at Marcos hidden wealth.
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The Probe Team returns

From Joseph Laban of The Probe Team:

The Probe Team returns to Philippine Television via a 12-part election special entitled “Lente”.

First in Philippine TV, “Lente” is an integration of documentary and telenovela formats, where a fictional story runs parallel to serious and factual reporting. Unthinkable? So it seems, but Probe host Cheche Lazaro believes that mixing the two will work. “The telenovela threads the documentary series together. In that manner, the viewer has always something more to look forward to in each episode of the documentary,” she says.
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