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Manila - The most Beautiful City in Asia 1950's to the mid 1970's

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Welcome Google visitors! If you're looking for old Manila pictures from the 1950s to the 1970s, you've come to the right place.

You'll see a collection of nostalgic photos when Manila was in its heyday. Just a quick note, I don't take credit for these photos. Somebody just sent them to me and I felt that it was important that I share it in the hopes that other people will see how beautiful Manila was and hopefully help bring it back to its former glory.

Manila when it was the most beautiful city in Asia in the 1950s to 1970s

The photos must have been taken in different years, from the mid 1950's to the mid 1960's, judging from the car models (though some cars are pre 1950'd). Where is O'Henry's Coffee and Donut shop in Plaza Sta Cruz (Plaza near Escolta & Reina Regente)?

Can you recognize the cars? Chevy Bel-air 1958, Simca 1961-62s, Toyopet 1960s, VW Beetle 1960's, early 1960's Mercedez Benz 220...

Take note, naka sapatos ang mga tao, wa…

Remembering Voltes V and the 1970s Japanese Robot Cartoons

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If you grew up in the late 70s, you probably got your daily dose of afternoon cartoons like the very popular Voltes V, Diamos, Mekanda Robot, U.F.O. Grendaizer and of course Mazinger Z.

These Japanese Robot Cartoons more popular known as Mecha were the daily cartoon fix of kids of the time.

The cartoons are shown Monday to Friday at 6pm and I remember I couldn't wait to get home from school to watch these cartoons. I would not do any homework when I got home until I finish watching these shows.

In fact, they were so popular and their storyline about good vs. evil was so compelling that former President Marcos banned them altogether for fear that it could lead people to be influenced to start a revolt against him.

It worked against him in the end when those young people who never care about martial law before started learning about what it was and learned the horrors of martial law. They in turn saw the Marcos regime as the evil forces of these robot shows which eventually led to t…

Former Mexican President Vicente Fox Has A Message for Donald Trump

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Former Mexican President Vicente Fox posted a video on Youtube addressed to Donald Trump about building a wall on the US-Mexico border and it's kind of funny.






ISIS Attack Resorts World Manila

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Resorts World Manila, a massive leisure and casino complex near the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is in lockdown after reports of explosion and gunfire. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack and at least 25 people have been reported injured from the attack.

Police however said there was no indication the attack was terror-related but rather a brutal casino chips robbery.

Here is report from RT.








Here is the report from CNN.



CNN Fires Kathy Griffin After "Sick" Stunt Aimed At President Trump

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CNN has fired Kathy Griffin after her gruesome anti-Trump photo shoot. Kathy Griffin is the co-host of CNN's annual New Year's Eve Program.

The photo was taken by celebrity photographer Tyler Shields who is known for provocative photos features Griffin holding a blood-soaked head of President Trump.

Donald Trump Jr. of course was not amused and raged tweeted

Disgusting but not surprising. This is the left today. They consider this acceptable. Imagine a conservative did this to Obama as POTUS? https://t.co/QdghcbIjS7 — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 30, 2017

And of course, President Trump also reacted about the photograph this morning.

Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
This is the photo at Kathy Griffin took.


Kathy Griffin has since apologized for the photo taken by provocative celebrity photographer Tyler Shields.

"I …

The Pentagon Was Shocked At What President Trump Told President Duterte

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U.S. President Donald Trump called Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on April 29, 2017 and their conversation revolved around the problem with North Korea and with Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambition.

Pentagon officials however are in shock after a transcript of their conversation was released on May 23, 2017. Pentagon officials are very careful about discussing the movement of their submarines as is it their military's belief that their stealth is the key to their mission.

In their conversation, President Trump told President Duterte that the U.S. has two nuclear submarines in the area. Trump said: "We have two submarines -- the best in the world -- we have two nuclear submarines -- no that we want to use them at all."


They also talked about China and how China is the key to keeping North Korea in check. Duterte said he will call China's President Xi Jinping. Duterte told Trump: "I will try to make a call to President Xi Jinping and I will try to tell him if …

Latest Stats on Philippine President Duterte's War on Drugs

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The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) recently released the latest stats on their Anti-Drug campaign. They are using the hashtag #RealNumbersPH to show that President Duterte's War on Drugs is effective in reducing the number of crimes.

Part of the stats they released is to address the question about EJK or extra-judicial killing.

But before we go to the details. Let's look at PDEA's stats about illegal drugs in the Philippines.

There are an estimated 4 million drug users in the country and the Philippine illegal drug market is estimated to be a P120 Billion industry.



Of those 4 million users, 1,266,966 have surrendered. This is estimated to be 26.45% of the total drug market. 88,940 of those who surrendered are drug pushers. Reducing the number of drug users and pushers have resulted in a 28.57% reduction in crime from July 2016 to March 2017.



Here are the stats showing they seized 1,645 kilos of shabu from July 1, 2016 to April 20, 2017. Almost a fourfold increas…

Fire at Yakimix SM Mall of Asia (MOA)

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There was a fire at Yakimix at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) yesterday at around 5:45pm.

Not much detail on how the fire started, but there were reports of a few people getting injured. The best thing to remember in an emergency is not to panic and clear the area immediately so other people are able to get out safely.