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Writer’s story wins Ontario Book Publishers award

JENNILEE Austria received a writing award from the Ontario Book Publishers Organization for her short story, “Belonging at Bathurst and Wilson.” The story is an excerpt from her forthcoming book and it will also be published as part of an anthology. Austria’s winning work will be presented with other award winners at an event hosted 

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FILM REVIEW: Madilim Ang Gabi (Dark is the Night)

By Ysh Cabana Madilim ang Gabi (Dark is the Night), written and directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. is a stark look at a household in a busy city torn by the looming bureaucratic anti-drug crackdown. With Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s fascist drug war as its backdrop, it is a haunting lamentation that bears witness to 

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A scene from the movie Madilim and Gabi (Dark is the Night) with Phillip Salvador and Gina Alajar.

MOVIE REVIEW: Technique and style leave message and drama out in the dark

By Petronila G. Cleto (Warning: Story spoilers abound – Ed.) When Toronto TIFF film aficionados learned what darkness this film by Adolfo Alix, Jr. was going to tackle – extra-judicial killings or “EJKs” in the drug war – what expectations did they have of a film that has had to pass the Manila censors? Myself, 

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Luneta rally delivers a resounding ‘Never again to Martial Law’

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The crowd was a friendly, cheerful mix of old and young. There were schoolkids, millennials, middle-aged and seniors. Their placards and printed out tarps were witty yet angry and committed to fighting the return of, or tendencies toward, Martial Law, extra-judicial killings, corruption, and tyranny. They clapped, chanted and 

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One of the three “drug boxes” in Barangay Valencia, Quezon City.
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Deadly ‘drop boxes’ fuel Philippines’s ‘War on Drugs’

By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine National Police has a sinister new tactic in its murderous “war on drugs”: public “drop boxes” for residents to anonymously submit the names of alleged drug dealers and users. This neighborhood informant system was first reported in July in Quezon City, a part of Metro Manila, but has since spread to 

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39 countries express concern over killings in PH

GENEVA, Sept. 28, 2017–Today, Iceland delivered a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of 39 states, expressing concern at the thousands of killings and climate of impunity associated with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.” This represents an increase over the 32 states which expressed similar concerns at the 

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Adoption of the outcome of the UPR of the Philippines

Human Rights Watch statement September 22, 2017 Thank you, Mr. President. We are dismayed that the Philippines rejected all UPR recommendations that would make a practical difference in ending extrajudicial killings perpetrated in the name of its murderous “war on drugs.” It rejected Peru’s recommendation to cooperate with special procedures by extending a standing invitation, 

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Patrick Brown, Leader of the Progressive Conservative of Ontario with Atty. Angely Pacis, Mississauga Centre candidate for Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) at a Press Conference in Max Restaurant.

Let’s put Patrick Brown as Premier of Ontario

By Rodel J. Ramos It seems our Filipino leaders have no vision and no ambition except to lead their small ethnic tribes and followers to socials, beauty contest, religious, sports and yearly traditions that lead to nowhere and no future for our people. While some are involved in politics, we do not seem to know 

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Will Duterte declare Martial Law like Marcos?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Talks about President Duterte declaring martial law this week became louder and sounded more urgent five days ago when the AFP (Agence France-Presse) came out with an article with the title “Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law: defense chief.” This triggered alarm bells and the AFP article was posted by 

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By Emmanuel S. de Dios

Vox populi vox Dei?

It is a common misapprehension that the essence of democracy is sufficiently defined as the popular will expressed through elections or plebiscites and as implemented by the rule of the majority. Vox populi vox Dei, the saying goes, and on this basis elected representatives believe they have carte blanche to change rules big and small, 

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