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Mr. Diego García-Sayán

Judicial independence in PH is under threat

UN human rights expert: GENEVA –A UN human rights expert has expressed grave concerns about public threats issued against the Philippines’ Chief Justice by the country’s President, saying her dismissal, that followed those threats, is sending  a chilling message to other supreme court judges and members of the judiciary posing a serious threat to judicial 

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Phelim Kine

Duterte threatens summary execution of drug suspects. Again.

Human Rights Watch Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a fresh reminder as to why his murderous “drug war” has earned United Nations and International Criminal Court scrutiny. Duterte issued a televised death threat against detained drug suspects in Cebu province last week. “You know if I were you guys in Cebu, stay in jail. You want to live longer? Stay 

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Sophia with a Love Box.                   
Photo: Josie Cipriano Photography

A Boxful of Love and Comfort

The Super Sophia Project: By Irish Mae Silvestre The Philippine Reporter A mother and daughter project that aims to help Ontario families battling childhood cancer is now turning its attention to families in the Philippines with an upcoming fundraising event on June 24. Launched in 2012, The Super Sophia Project was born out of Nicolle 

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Stop over-relying on foreign investments, government told

IBON.org Soon after the enactment of the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act, research group IBON said that the Duterte government should not depend on foreign investments for economic progress and job generation. For expediency, the Ease of Doing Business Act or Republic Act (RA) 11032 simplifies the application process for 

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Php750 minimum wage possible, non-inflationary and good for the economy–​IBON​

Contrary to government and big employers’ claims, research group IBON said that raising minimum wages nationwide to Php750 is doable, need not spike prices further, and will benefit millions of Filipino workers and the economy. The group cited the following reasons: Raising minimum wages nationwide to Php750 is doable if owners of establishments allow a 

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Charter change for development?

(Excerpt from IBON Facts & Figures) IBON.org The latest call for changes in the Philippine Constitution or Charter is the latest among the many attempts, in more than a decade since the 1990s, seeking to remove the Charter’s nationalist and other progressive economic provisions. Widepsread protests and outright resistance from various sectors however deterred legislators 

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Where political parties stand on racial equity and racial justice

Racial justice report card: TORONTO–Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change (COP-COC) is releasing its 2018 Racial Justice Report Card for Ontario, showing where the three main Ontario political parties stand on issues affecting racialized communities. As a group, racialized communities experience higher rates of poverty, homelessness, school push out, and health inequities, while having 

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The book Shame to Honor to be made into a movie

LOS ANGELES–Q Management Inc, reps for Mr Christopher Broughton, a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc, are pleased to report that he has secured the exclusive movie rights for the book written by Mr Charles Lambalika, SHAME TO HONOR. Mr Broughton recently flew to Brisbane Australia to meet with the 

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PCCF at Asian Heritage Month gala

By Jose Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salamena TORONTO–Members and guests of The Philippine Canadian Charitable Foundation (PCCF) were able to take part in the annual Asian Heritage Month Gala on the night of Sunday, May 27, 2018, held in Richmond Hill, a suburb north of Toronto, Canada. The Asian Heritage Month Gala celebrated the various Asian groups 

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2018 Transformation Awardee

Maria Saras-Voutsinas, Executive Director, NEPMCC Maria Saras-Voutsinas is one of the 12 awardees for the presstigious Transformation Awards 2018, to be honoured June 15 at Liberty Grand, Toronto. She will receive the 2018 Harmony Award. Maria is the Executive Director of the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada, a non-profit organization that works 

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