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Archive for January, 2009

Le sigh

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 29, 2009

This week, I saw a friendship crumble because of work. Yeah, yeah, I know it’s more than work and it’s an overlapping of personal sh*t and everything, but IMO, real friends see pass all these things and stand by each other until the end. Sure, a lot of feelings were hurt and that a lot of mean things were said behind each other’s backs (if you are reading this, I haven’t said anything to anyone so breathe easy, okay?), and it’s really SAD, you know? But true friends try to know the truth behind all the rumors; sift through everything; find the needle in the haystack, so to speak, not just turn their backs on each other. Or maybe I’m being too optimistic?

I hate seeing my friends cry because of other people. I hate that I can’t do anything about it. I hate that I don’t know what’s happening anymore.

And it’s all because of YOU.

I hate YOU because you ruined everything. I used to have such a high respect for you and now it’s all gone. I wish you could just vanish into thin air and just let other people be.

*Sigh*

Okay, I’ve let it out. It’s time to suck it all in and smile 🙂

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PNP remain ‘strong, united’–Verzosa

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 26, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 11:25:00 01/26/2009

MANILA, Philippines — The entire national police force remains “strong, united, and committed” to serve the public amid the controversies that the Philippine National Police (PNP) faced in 2008, Director General Jesus Verzosa said on Monday.

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End ‘foolish imagination’

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 26, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 14:06:00 01/26/2009

MANILA, Philippines — Interior Secretary Ronaldo Puno on Monday defended the appointment of retired military and police officials to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s Cabinet and called on administration critics to stop their “foolish imagination.”

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Gordon: Kidnapped ICRC workers ‘well’

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 26, 2009

Abductors still in Sulu–PNP chief

By Abigail Kwok, Maila Ager
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE) Three workers of the International Committee of the Red Cross kidnapped in Sulu are “well” and no ransom has been demanded by their captors, Senator Richard Gordon said on Monday.

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A thought…

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 25, 2009

Where does humility end and arrogance start?

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‘Big 3’ hiking gas prices P0.75/L

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 24, 2009

Diesel, kerosene down P0.50/L

By Abigail Kwok, Amy R. Remo
INQUIRER.net, Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 15:09:00 01/23/2009

Filed Under: Oil & Gas – Downstream activities, Consumer Issues

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATE 2) Major oil players Pilipinas Shell, Chevron, and Petron will increase their gasoline prices by P0.75 per liter effective Saturday, officials said.

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Traffic around Crame rerouted Monday

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 24, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:14:00 01/23/2009

Filed Under: Transport, Police

MANILA, Philippines — Traffic is expected to be heavy around Camp Crame in Quezon City on Monday, the 18th anniversary of the Philippine National Police (PNP), and motorists have been advised to take alternative routes.

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PNP ‘elated’ over conviction of bombers

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 24, 2009

But warning raised vs retaliatory attacks

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 15:44:00 01/23/2009

Filed Under: Acts of terror, Crime and Law and Justice, Crime, Punishment

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is “elated” over the conviction of three suspected members of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah in the bombing a Light Rail Transit station in Manila eight years ago but is also bracing itself for possible retaliatory attacks by sympathetic groups.

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Bayan to Obama: End ‘unequal’ RP-US ties

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 20, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — Just before Barack Obama takes his oath as the 44th president of the United States, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan, New Patriotic Alliance) on Tuesday trooped to the US Embassy to demand an end to “unequal” Philippine-American ties.

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‘Citizens’ charters’ pushed vs. red tape

Posted by Abi Kwok on January 20, 2009

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) will step up the implementation of its anti-red tape project this year, particularly monitoring the compliance of all local government units (LGUs) in crafting so-called “citizens’ charters,” Secretary Ronaldo Puno said Tuesday.

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