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FILM REVIEW: Three OFWs’ Struggles in A Piece of Paradise

By Michelle Chermaine Ramos The Philippine Reporter In celebration of International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month, the Consulate General in Toronto hosted a screening of A Piece of Paradise on March 8, 2019. Written, produced and directed by Dr. Patrick P. Alcedo. The documentary took five years to complete including one year of post-production 

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Privatization is creating an artificial water shortage

By Arnold Padilla Bulatlat.com MANILA — Metro Manila’s supposed water crisis is one that is not caused by lack of supply and new water sources, or as some would argue, by lack of foresight and preparations by regulators and Manila Water. Rather, it is caused by lack of effective state control over water resources after 

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ICC’s Bensouda: ICC probe on PH situation continues

By Ellen Tordesillas “My office ‘s independent and impartial preliminary examination into the situation in the Philippines continues.” That statement by International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued Monday should put a stop to the misleading statements of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo about the ICC process. Last Monday, Panelo said in his press briefing, “… 

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38 Lawyers killed since President Duterte took office

By Carlos H. Conde HRW.org Another lawyer has been murdered in the Philippines, the 38th to have been killed since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in 2016. The media reported that unidentified gunmen shot dead Rex Jasper Lopoz, 41, as he was about to enter his car outside a shopping mall in Tagum City, in 

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Under Duterte, attacks against Filipino lawyers escalating

By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA – One lawyer is killed per month. This is how the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) illustrated the escalating attacks against lawyers and judges in the Philippines during a colloquium held March 14 at the IBP Auditorium, Ortigas Center. IBP President Abdiel Fajardo said that since 2016, there 

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Overcome cyber martial law

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com March 12 is World Day against Cyber Censorship, when advocates around the globe will call for an Internet that is not only accessible to all, but also free from restrictions on free speech. It is specially relevant to us today, when our nation is practically under cyber martial law and 

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Reportage that challenged Marcos rule

‘PRESS FREEDOM UNDER SIEGE’ BOOK LAUNCH “Press Freedom Under Siege: Reportage that Challenged the Marcos Dictatorship” (University of the Philippines Press) will be launched on March 23, 2019, Saturday, at 4:30 p.m. at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City. Edited by veteran journalist Ma. Ceres P. Doyo, the book is a compilation of 

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Inflation lower but poorest Filipino families still struggle with high prices

IBON.org Families struggling with meager incomes still have to put up with high prices even amid lower inflation posted in February 2019. Research group IBON said that the poor majority of Filipino households are still having difficulty making ends meet with prices remaining high. Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) figures show that headline inflation slowed further 

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IBON: Duterte govt’s accusations baseless, aim to hide truth about economy

The Duterte government’s accusations against IBON are baseless and aim to stifle economic analysis that is inconsistent with its preferred narrative of growth and development. For over forty years, IBON has sought to explain socioeconomic and political issues to the public as our contribution to Philippine democracy and the cause of genuine progress and development. 

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Carassauga 2019 — May 24 – 26

MISSISSAUGA–Carassauga Festival of Cultures, celebrating its 34th anniversary and proudly Canada’s Largest Multicultural Festival. Visit various countries that will be represented this year in 12 venues, filling hockey arenas, city community centres and cultural centres to celebrate their proud heritage. Carassauga is famous for its ethnic foods, vibrant performances and cultural displays and this year 

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