The role of technology in human rights promotion

Interview with Daisy Arago: By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “What is the role of technology in human rights promotion?” Daisy Arago posed the question as she joined RighsCon Toronto 2018, May 16 to 18 at Exhibition Place, Toronto. Arago is the executive director of Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR), a leading 

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Toronto Pinay stars in Hollywood film

LOS ANGELES–Christopher Broughton, who is a producer at 20th Century Fox and the CEO of Moxie Motion Pictures Inc., has announced that Actress Aida King has been cast for the Movie, LIVE. The Hollywood suspense thriller will be filmed in the Philippines, Thailand and the US. Aida King will join what will be an A -List cast for the 

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Sentro Rizal opens in Ottawa, Toronto

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter TORONTO–“Meron tayong Rizal Commercial Bank, Rizal Sports Complex, meron tayong Rizal town at Rizal province hanggang posporo meron tayong Rizal, kaya baka sumosobra na tayo sa ating ‘veneration without understanding,’ sabi nga ni Renato Constantino noong 1970s.” Philippine national artist for literature Virgilio Almario, concurrently the chair of the 

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Jose Jeffrey Rustia, April 22, 1968 – May 17, 2018

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Filipino nurses job-hunting in America up 23%

Among foreign-educated nurses, Filipinos still most persistent job seekers in the US A total of 7,791 Filipino nurses hoping to practice their profession in America took the US licensure examination for the first time in 2017, ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto ‘John’ Bertiz said on Saturday. The figure is up 23 percent versus the 6,322 Philippine-educated nurses 

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Two-thirds of Canadians: Journalistic source material should be shielded from police

But Canadians divided over whether security agencies should use public data to monitor citizens TORONTO–A strong majority of Canadians say journalists should not be required to turn over confidential information to police, according to a survey released Tuesday (May 22).   But Canadians are divided over whether national security agencies should have the power to collect and 

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UP conference honors Karl Marx’s 200th birthday

How useful is Karl Marx, who was born 200 years ago, for understanding the world today, even the horrid times under Duterte? This question and more will be raised in the Marx@200 Conference on May 26, from 9  AM to 7 PM, at Melchor Hall Auditorium, the College of Engineering,  in the University of the 

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Martial law victims start claiming compensation

Hundreds of Martial Law human rights violations victims trooped to the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City Friday to start claiming their compensations. Following the release of the initial list of 4,000 eligible claimants by the Human Rights Victims Claims Board earlier this month, cheques are now being distributed to survivors of Martial Law 

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‘Scandalous’: ‘Why do we pay Shell–Chevron’s P146.8-B income taxes in Malampaya?’ – Bayan Muna

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Amid the rapidly rising expenses of ordinary Filipinos, some of which are blamed on more taxes under the TRAIN law, Bayan Muna is questioning the de-facto tax holidays or write-offs being enjoyed by giant companies. These are hundreds of billions of money that the government has not been collecting 

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Severe Income Inequality in PH

Despite being relatively high compared to other Asian countries, Philippine economic growth is lopsided in the interest of a few at the expense of the majority of poor Filipinos. High levels of wealth are concentrated in the hands of a few, while family incomes have stagnated in real terms, especially amid rising prices.

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