(Research by Jun Marcelo, Fremont, California)
2003 - A referendum is held in Latvia to decide the country’s accession to the European Union
1827 - According to Joseph Smith Jr., the angel Moroni gave him a record of gold plates, one-third of which Joseph translated into the Book of Mormon
1898 - China’s empress-mother CiXi and emperor De Zong arrested; Empress Dowager CiXi seizes power and ends the Hundred Days’ Reform in China
MANILA – The commotion caused by allegations of multimillion-peso payoffs and the sudden withdrawal of key defense lawyers from the case jolted the Maguindanao massacre trial and might delay proceedings but government remains confident that it can at the end of the road secure the conviction of Andal “Datu Unsay” Ampatuan Jr. and the others accused.
Malacañang assured the public and the Ampatuan Trial Watch followers in particular that the government could secure a conviction in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre case despite a rift between private and public prosecutors. “Yes, we are
SAN FRANCISCO – Most people thought there wouldn’t be any more surprises when Pistahan celebrated its 21st year recently.
But something did pop out. Some young men braved the chilly morning weather with just barrels making them decent. They were supposed to represent the popular Pinoy icon, Man in a Barrel figurine from Baguio.
As the world gets smaller and we’re inundated with images of tropical faraway lands, our craving for that slice of paradise gets stronger every day, yet we never think of it as anything other than a dream. Think again…