"The Democrats believed in keeping the jobs in the US, while the Republicans are more pro-business. This could impact on the call center business in the Philippines, India and other countries."The New York Sun uncovers the reason for the Democratic Party's anti-outsourcing stance: Shrinking Labor Unions Push for Protectionism.
And guess who campaigned as "the Anti-Outsourcing Candidate" from Virginia: Jim Webb, with whose victory the Democratic Party took control of the US Senate 51-49. I'm pretty sure Nancy Pelosi would rather have Call Centers in San Francisco, California than San Francisco del Monte. They're anti-imperialists you see and don't want Filipino college students to be oppressed working long hours for the monopoly capitalist call center operators exploiting the Philippines cheap labor.
Strange, but the Philippine Left really hasn't heard the news and Conrado de Quiros probably doesn't read the Bulletin or the New York Sun, so he cheers --
I’m especially elated that this comes in the heels of another momentous event, which is the Democratic victory in the United States. Which bodes well for the advancement—or never mind advancement, just mere observance—of human rights across the world.Whoa! Is that a teensy-weensy note of skepticism showing there? And check out the hyperbole...
What can I say? I wouldn’t mind wearing Gap, Polo, or Ralph Lauren shirts in days to come. I don’t know that they’ve been charged with turning a blind eye to child labor in sweatshops in Asia, like Nike, but if only for their speaking out against the horrendous atrocity that is the open, brazen and near-genocidal decimation of journalists and political activists in this country, I’m all for giving them their due.Near genocidal decimation. I wonder if he means like Saddam Hussein? Oh and yeah those wonderful apparel makers "speaking out against the horrible atrocity..." Like Nike, like Polo, like Gap...
So, who is the Muslim Magellan? Noralyn Mustafa (Kris-Krossing Mindanao) fumes at the history books for teaching Filipinos that Ferdinand Magellan discovered the Philippines in 1521. She assures us Magellan's voyages were all a part of the West's Crusades against Islam. But I wish she would tell us who discovered the Philippines for the Muslims before Magellan. I'd really like to know, but she doesn't really say and instead reviews a thousand years of Islamic history and makes a long detour back to the year 718. (Anno Domine?)
Manny Pacquiao Stung Morales Like a Swarm of Bees They sang three national anthems in Las Vegas: Mexico's, the United States and the Philippine National Anthem, which Sarah Geronomo performed a capella and with a grand and soaring solemnity. From the opening bell and their first "bara-bara" tussle, it must have seemed to Eric Morales that he was boxing with a swarm of bees. Manny "Pac-Man" PACQUIAO was like a mean lil dancing machine as he TKO'd "El Terrible" in the third round of their third fight in Las Vegas today. The PacMan was in awesome physical shape and completely outshined the stunned Mexican boxer in all areas: speed, strength, percentage of power punches landed, and if might add from Morales column to the PacMan's: STYLE. Manny Pacquaio has developed a confident kind of control over his own amazing speed, agility and offensive accuracy--the kind of thing you see in ballet dancer like Rudolf Nuryeyev. The first time he knocked down Eric Morales, he seemed to be off-balance from a barrage of his opponent's desperate long shots, then his left hook seemed to come out of nowhere for a roundhouse rendezvous with Morales' jaw. After that first round strike, the PacMan just seemed to be shoving El Terible around the ring, surrounding him from all sides with moves people haven't seen in a Filipino boxer since Flash Elorde, or ever. I saw the fight at the Mall of Asia with a large cheering crowd. Henry Sy did a smart thing screening the fight live on HBO at some 100 theatres in SM Malls nationwide (P500 per ticket with free Jollibee Sandwich, drink and dessert). The only Fly in the Ointment was the sudden appearance at the end of Luis Chavit Singson.