Do you know that it always makes me unhappy to hear news about the Philippines? Here’s another – even Yahoo Asia News Philippines has this disadvantageous headlines. Only one of them seemed like good news but it’s good news only to a limited fragment of the country.
Philippines to get own Playboy, but no nudes
MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines will get its own edition of Playboy magazine — only without the nudity that made the US version famous, the editor-in-chief of the local edition said Thursday.
The Philippine edition will be launched on April 2 as a “mature lifestyle magazine”, said veteran journalist Beting Laygo Dolor.While the magazine will offer pictorials of beautiful women, it will not include nudity. “It will be tamer than the US edition but not as tame as the Indonesian edition,” Lagyo Dolor said in a television interview. (more…)
How can this one bit of news rectify the damaging truth in the following list of news in the Philippines this week?
Philippines’ Aquino, democracy icon, has cancer
(And her daughter said it like it was more a celebrated issue than a sad news.)
Philippine militant group may be using drug money
(Is there something new? Everything is possible in the Philippines. Or this can be another one of those accusations just to discredit another?)
Singapore court blocks Marcos funds transfer to Philippines
(Maybe they are worried that these will go to the pockets of only a few named crocodiles.)
Imports Rice Amid Shortage
(Talk about appointees and their cohorts.)
Muslim rebels accuse Manila of delaying peace talks
(Do these rebels really need peace talks?)
Philippine ex-general faces corruption charges
(I wonder how many are like him in the military? Depressing, indeed.)
Philippines Deaths Need Scrutiny
(Extra judicial killings are irresolvable. A sad fact but very true.)
This news made me sad, too, in a different level somehow.
`American Idol’ axes another contestant
NEW YORK – Uneasy lies Chikezie, who won’t wear the crown. The one-name singer — who previously worked security at Los Angeles International Airport — was eliminated from as the show narrowed the competition to nine finalists. (more..)
Why Chikezie? Why not Kristie Lee Cook? I had long wished that she will finally be eliminated. Among the group, she is the least when it comes to talent. Some of those who were previously axed are even better.
You can find this photo here.