WOMEN (Women Writers in Media Now) enjoy merienda at Mandarin hotel. L-R: Rochit Tañedo, Mila Astorga-Garcia, Sol Juvida, Marites Danguilan-Vitug (Rappler), Jo-Ann Q. Maglipon (YES! magazine editor) and author Marra Pl. Lanot.

Media and writer colleagues mini reunion

Media and writer colleagues had a mini reunion at Mandarin Oriental hotel in Makati recently.

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Killings of activists: 173 under P-Noy’s watch

It seems that we will not see the ending of extrajudicial killings and other human rights violations under this second Aquino administration. What we have seen were continued killings with impunity — and not only of political/social activists. These were largely perpetrated through a method flagrantly used during the previous Arroyo government: killers-in-tandem aboard motorcycles. 

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Out of the shadows

By Arnold Alamon SO THIS is what the leaders of the longest Maoist insurgency in the world look like, I thought to myself as I stared at the pictures of the couple who seemed well into their retirement years. At first glance, they looked ordinary to me, except for the stern faces and clenched fists 

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March 21, 2014: Int’l Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

TORONTO–The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is celebrated annually on March 21 to commemorate the victims of the 1960 Sharpeville massacre in South Africa and to denounce racism globally. The victims of the Sharpeville massacre were merely protesting the Apartheid-era law that required black South Africans to carry passes, which restricted their 

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To mark the Int’l Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Minister Jason Kenney Issues Statement OTTAWA–The Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister for Multiculturalism, issued the following statement to recognize the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: “The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a day observed in like-minded countries around the world to reaffirm our shared commitment to combatting racism. “Canadians 

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Migrante Alberta lauds Coalition for Consular Office

CALGARY, Alberta – Migrante Alberta commends the Coalition to Open a Consular Office in Alberta for a fruitful meeting with newly installed Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer here over the weekend. Migrante Alberta, along with various Filipino-oriented support groups, received confirmation from the RP official that his office had sent recommendations to the Department of 

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From left: Nerisa Zuniga (1st Runner Up), Maricel Ermube (Filtown - Miss Runway 2014), and Merecyl Cauton (2nd Runner Up). The event was held at Prestige on March 22, 2014.

Other Community Round-Up

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Ambassador Leslie Gatan cuts the ribbon while Marissa Corpus and Consul General Junever Mahilum-West look on. Behind them are Fr. Ben Ebcas and Mercy Maliglig (partly hidden)

Megaworld opens regional office in Toronto


March 21, 2014, a most auspicious day as it’s the first day of spring. Megaworld Corporation, the leading property developer in the Philippines known for its townships or “Live-Play-Learn-Shop” concept officially opened its doors in downtown Toronto. Philippine Ambassador Leslie Gatan and Consul General Junever Mahilum-West formally cut the ceremonial ribbon of the Megaworld contemporary 

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The European Union reports that by the year 2020 emissions from sectors covered by the Emissions Trading System (ETS) there will be 21 percent lower than they were in 2005 and 43 percent lower by 2030. Pictured: A coal-fired power plant in 
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EARTHTALK: ‘Cap and Trade’ strategies to reduce carbon emissions

Dear EarthTalk: If “cap and trade” has worked so well in Europe for reducing greenhouse gas emissions there, why haven’t we tried something similar here in the U.S.? — Sandra M., Bern, NC “Cap-and-trade,” whereby big polluters must pay to emit greenhouse gases against a capped total amount that is reduced over time—has been in 

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The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that, thanks to global warming, insects previously stopped by cold winters are already moving to higher latitudes, a phenomenon that could expose an extra two billion people, mostly in developing countries, to the dengue virus over the next half century.
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EARTHTALK: Global warming and our health

Dear EarthTalk: How is it that global warming could cause an increase in health problems and disease epidemics? Do we have any evidence that it is already happening?  — Jim Merrill, Provo, UT Global warming isn’t just bad for the environment. There are several ways that it is expected to take a toll on human 

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