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Filipino youth group Anakbayan-Canada: Quash the $233-M chopper deal for human rights violations in Philippines

Once again, Canadian imperialism demonstrates its support to the US-Duterte fascist regime in the Philippines. Anakbayan Canada, a national democratic organization of Filipino youth and students, denounces the most recent $233-M chopper deal between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. The deal, which involves the acquisition of sixteen combat helicopters, will 

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Gabriela Ontario condemns new No-PR policy

Reaction to removal of permanent residence feature in caregiver program: When Ottawa’s Immigration Department announced that foreign caregivers will not be eligible for permanent residence if they have not accrued two years of employment by Nov. 29, 2019, various advocacy groups and caregivers themselves immediately voiced out their disappointment, disbelief, displeasure and and anger over 

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Defend Press Freedom!

Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists Network (FC-WJNet) Statement We, members of the Filipino Canadian Writers and Journalists’ Network, express our serious concern over the decision of the Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to revoke the registration of the online news site Rappler. We believe the order to shut down Rappler, which has fearlessly investigated 

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Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) Executive Director Malou Mangahas

‘People’s right to know rests on press freedom’ – PCIJ

By Aika Rey Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people’s right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19. Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was 

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Website of alternative news outfit attacked

By BULATLAT MANILA — The website of alternative news outfit Kodao Productions (www.kodao.org) was attacked, rendering it inaccessible. The website was subjected to a code injection attack through online publishing platform WordPress around midnight last night, Feb. 2, that prevents its website technicians from logging in. In a statement, the National Union of Journalists of 

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Duterte’s Charter Change proposals enshrine pork barrel in new Constitution

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Duterte administration’s drive to amend the 1987 Constitution outdoes the previous failed attempts in one more thing. Aside from the usual extension of the terms of incumbents, allowing 100 percent foreign ownership of Philippine resources and businesses, and removal of provisions that guarantee human rights and civil liberties, 

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Did the Left Enable Duterte’s Deadly Regime?

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.net OUR emphatic response is no, but some are flaunting the question as if the issue is already settled. That the Left is guilty of political opportunism by collaborating with the government of Rodrigo Duterte; that it shed its revolutionary credentials by joining Duterte’s Cabinet; and that it was already shamefully late 

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Wholesale ‘Swiss challenge’ will lead to greater, more hidden corruption–IBON

IBON.org The Duterte administration’s proposal to do away with public bidding and replace this with the even less transparent ‘Swiss challenge’ system for all government projects could lead to more extensive and veiled corruption, said research group IBON’s executive director Sonny Africa. Pres. Duterte’s push for the Swiss challenge system is supposedly aimed at getting 

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Yearend 2017: Dutertenomics at Cha-cha: Pagsagasa sa Demokrasya

IBON.org Umiigting ang ligalig sa administrasyong Duterte, wala pang dalawang taon sa panunungkulan. Lumalala ang kalagayan ng mamamayan, habang ipinatutupad pa rin ng gubyerno ang mga kontra-mamamayang patakarang neoliberal. Tuluyan nang napako ang mga popular na pangako ni Duterte, pero patuloy pa rin ang kanyang pagpapanggap na siya ay para sa mahirap. Ipinagpapatuloy ng kanyang 

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FilAm youth form coalition vs Trump policies

NEW YORK–Filipino community in New York and New Jersey came together on Saturday, January 20, 2018, to launch the Filipino American Organizations for Community, Unity, and Safety (FOCUS) coalition, at St. Francis of Assisi. It was convened by the National Alliance of Filipino Concerns (NAFCON), The Migrant Center of St. Francis of Assisi, Migrante, Pilipino 

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