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Mahal na Araw

By Ann Tatoy – The Philippines is a nation that greatly values religious traditions, and one of the most important Catholic festivals in the country is the Holy Week or ‘Mahal na Araw’. It is a week long period in which several practices are done in different parts of the country in remembrance of the passion and death of Jesus Christ.

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Pacquiao Dominates

 

MANILA, Philippines – Seven-division champion Manny Pacquiao retained his World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title by a unanimous decision win over challenger Joshua Clottey of Ghana at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

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Filipino wins Google Map Maker contest

A 23-year-old “citizen cartographer” from the University of the Philippines bested 700 other contestants to become the winner of the first Google Map Maker Global Competition.

Wayne Dell Manuel won a US$50,000 donation from UNICEF for the Philippines after adding more than 1,500 qualifying map features and made hundreds of moderations in Google Map Maker. His edits, which were primarily of local public schools, were judged to be the most numerous and accurate entries in the contest.

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Pagbabago! SoCSKSarGenDS expresses alarm over the already regular power interruptions.

 

Pagbabago! SoCSKSarGenDS expresses alarm over the already regular power interruptions. The brownouts occur three to four times a day, each lasting more than an hour.

With the upcoming elections set up to be automated and relying on the electronic machine called the PCOS (Precinct Count Optical Scanner), the brownouts could disrupt the actual voting in the May 10, 2010 elections considering that the machine may rely on batteries.

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