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Volume 3 Issue 9 www.filglobe.com August 2009
NATIONALS Woman and mentally ill son repatriated after being reduced to scavenging and begging
Sharon’s OAV
list-up concert
cancelled
s
flash
w
Lack of time and
concerns over logistics
ne
have thrown off track
‘We only came to
a planned concert
by Sharon Cuneta to
drum up registration for
absentee voting.
“There simply wasn’t
enough time to book
a venue and get the
permits so we had to
see Jackie Chan’
drop the plan,” said
Jojo Digao, a staffer in
the office
of Sharon’s
THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT
Jose Marcelo in Hong Kong
husband, A mother and her mentally ill son were repatriated by the
Senator Kiko consulate on August 10 after they had spent more than a
Pangilinan, month wandering around the city looking for the chance to
who is the
meet Chinese movie star Jackie Chan.
convenor of
According to consulate officials, the two tourists from
the Register
Caloocan City arrived in Hong Kong on June 26 with the
to Vote
single-minded purpose of meeting Chan, who the Filipino-
movement.
Chinese mother claimed was an old acquaintance.
The
free concert
Over the next six weeks they rented a flat in Tsim Sha
was also to
Tsui and roamed the city. The most prized possession in the
feature Noel
mother’s wallet was an old and fuzzy index photo of herself
Cabangon, Cookie Chua,
next to a man in shades who she claimed was Chan.
comedian Tsokoleit and
“Magkakilala raw sila ni Mr Chan at gustong makau-
Judy Ann Santos, among
sap,” said vice consul Val Roque. “Ayaw namang sabihin
others.
kung bakit.”
PAGE 4
The mother, in her fifties, was well-traveled, judging
from pictures and documents she carried around, and had
enough cash to sustain them in their first few weeks here.
They were even allowed by immigration authorities to
WORLD Pinay wins
extend their visas.
But the mother claimed they had run out of cash and
US$74m lawsuit
had been reduced to scavenging around the city by the time
they went to the consulate to seek help on August 3.
The Filipina book-keeper of the
Her 25-year-old son was diagnosed at Rutonjee Hospi-
high-end jeansmaker Guess has won
tal in Wan Chai to be suffering from schizophrenia, officials
a multi-million-dollar judgment
said.
against her former boss in a US
Despite pleas from consulate officials, they refused to
defamation case. PAGE 14
reveal names and contact numbers of relatives back home
and claimed the reason they went overseas was because
they were being ostracized by neighbors.
Cash dole-outs from consulate officials allowed them
to stay a few more days. But they returned on August 10 in
A mourner clutches an image of Cory Aquino as she watches her funeral procession
filthy clothes and with nothing more in their pockets but ex-
from the sidelines. In Hong Kong and elsewhere in the world, millions of Filipinos came
together to grieve over her death and celebrate her life. FULL REPORT PAGES 18 AND19
CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
Rufa may P30m bahay sa US
Paninindigan ko ito: Carlo J Taob si Marian sa bata sa ratings
Ayaw isiwalat ng Walang balak na isoli Rumatsada si Zaijian
aktres-comedian ang ni Carlo Caparas ang Jaramilla bilang
FEATURE Play ball pangalan ng super- National Artist award Santino at ibinagsak
for the Sluggers
rich na boyfriend
A women’s baseball team has
25
niya sa kabila ng
26
si Marian Rivera
nito alingasngas bilang Darna
27
emerged from a group of volunteers
culled by a consulate official and
now they even have a league of their
Ano ang lasa ng P1m hapunan ni Arroyo? Ang Miron Page 17 More news on www.filglobe.com
own. Time to meet them. PAGE 2
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