Cory Aquino

(Photos) New Philippine Peso bills

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) unveiled yesterday the newest series of the Philippine Peso bills. The banknotes, which will be in public circulation soon, sport a more modern design with visual elements and security features that are not in the current peso bills.

Here are the new look of the latest banknote series of the Philippine Peso.

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Manila Bulletin photo: "Coffin of Gloria Arroyo"

Joining ABS-CBN’s booboo on the death of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, err… former President Cory Aquino, the Manila Bulletin also had a similar mistake in its supplement issue released yesterday, August 6.
The caption on the photo published in the Manila Bulletin says:
With Utmost Care. Military honor guard carefully moves the coffin of President Arroyo out of the Manila cathedral.
The newspaper photo below.

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One lesson we should learn from Cory

Cory AquinoIn the last several days, the media has constantly harped on the notion that the death of former Pres. Corazon “Cory” Aquino is something that unified the country.
Wrote the Philippine Daily Inquirer in its editorial on August 2:

Unity is a rare thing in our country; we have it now; and adding to the feelings of grief is the wistful realization that it took the passing of Cory to reunite a divided nation.

If there is one lesson we can learn from Cory Aquino, it is that this country needs to be united once more.

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6 reasons why Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo won't be ousted

It surprised me to read from the Philippine Star earlier today that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) issued a statement saying they are convinced President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (GMA) will not be ousted and will actually be able to finish her term.
With calls for GMA’s ouster coming from all sides of the Philippine society, a neutral stand from a Muslim separatist rebel group is unexpected.
The news story quoted the views of MILF Secretariat chief Muhammad Ameen which were posted on the MILF website,
Ameen cited six factors why the current oust-Gloria groups are unlikely to succeed in their advocacy. Here are those six reasons.

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