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Renato Corona, Before All the Mess
Subject: Renato Corona, Before All the Mess
Send date: 2012-01-30 10:02:05
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Though the Heavens May Fall
Renato CoronaRenato Corona, Before All the Mess

Chief Justice Renato Corona, appointed just before Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ended her second term as President, has challenged his critics to let him prove that the Corona Supreme Court is independent. At a recent Anvil Business Forum, he talked about the legacy he wants to leave, and what bouncing checks have to do with justice. Read the exclusive China Business interview with embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona >>

The Force That Is Gong Li
Gong Li In Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), her first major foray into Hollywood, she played the part of a cunning geisha plotting against Zhang Ziyi’s Sayuri. In Miami Vice (2006), she made tough guy Colin Farrell’s knees weak. And in the 2006 epic Curse of the Golden Flower (2006), her first collaboration with Fifth Generation* director Zhang Yimou in 10 years, she took on the role of an empress betrayed by her husband, played by Chow Yun-Fat.

But even before her newfound fame in Hollywood, the 42-year-old actress has long been both a force and face to reckon with in world cinema. Know why >>

Chinese Trifecta
Chinese CarAfter the crazy string of fuel hikes and the subsequent increase in bus and jeepney fares (which began in March) more people than usual have taken the Metro Rail Transit, which Manilans call the MRT. The upsurge in passenger volume was so acute it even made the news.

Riding the train to work is still cheaper than taking a bus or a cab. Even if you own a car, the MRT is faster, won’t cost the price of lunch (and dinner for some), plus extra grocery money for parking. Yet why Chinese cars keep on filling up Manila’s roads? >>

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