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Manny Pacquiao cries betrayal

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May 28, 2007

MANILA, Philippines — So why was Manny Pacquiao KO’d by Rep. Darlene Antonino Custodio in the fight for the congressional seat of the first district of South Cotabato? Former North Cotabato governor (and now vice-governor) Manny Piol, in an article published in philboxing.com, offers an answer: betrayal.

Activist pastor and Bayan Muna leader abducted in front of his church

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May 27, 2007

(SECOND UPDATE) | The UCCP and progressive groups like Bayan and Bayan Muna have scheduled a noise barrage at noon tomorrow to denounce the abduction of the Rev. Berlin Guerrero. It will be held in front of the offices of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines along EDSA near Quezon Avenue in Quezon City.

The massacre of Mindanao votes

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May 27, 2007

Analysis | Mindanao is exploited to the hilt in the commission of electoral fraud not because of its remoteness. A distinct economic, political and cultural structure renders the region vulnerable to state manipulation verily through the use of the state’s apparatuses for state terrorism and coerced mandate through fraudulent elections.

Partylist groups used ‘operators’ to buy votes in Lanao special elections

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May 27, 2007

Newsbreak magazine says that five partylist groups have used the services — to put it mildly — of so-called operators in order to win votes in the special elections held in Lanao del Sur yesterday. Two of these partylist groups are Yacap and Biyaheng Pinoy, groups that were allegedly formed by people with ties to the Arroyo administration.