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The Masbate gold mine is near the northern tip of the island of Masbate. (Photo from northernminer.com)

Time for Duterte to shut down OceanaGold

Ten violations that should prompt its removal   By Robin Broad, John Cavanagh, Catherine Coumans and Rico La Viña Largely out of sight in the rugged mountains of Nueva Vizcaya, Australian-Canadian company OceanaGold has been making millions mining gold and copper, while local people and the environment suffer. The company has repeatedly violated President Duterte’s calls 

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My #MeToo Story

#FilipinasSpeakOut By Rachelle Cruz It took awhile for me to write about this because I was going through the motions and many emotions. I went from angry to hurt to disappointed to vengeful back to angry and so forth. I finally want to share this with you because in the end, I realized that it’s 

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2018 McLuhan Fellow to speak in T.O., Nov. 13

Jeff Canoy, ABS-CBN broadcast journalist Jeff Canoy, 2018 McLuhan Fellow and ABS-CBN broadcast journalist, will speak in Toronto on Nov. 13, 2018, on “Reporting from the Margins: The Role of Journalism in covering crises and conflict situations.” The presentation and forum will be on Tuesdsy, Nov. 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Room 

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AFP Chief Carlito Galvez shows Pres. Duterte the command saber on the sidelines of the joint AFP-PNP command conference at the Malacañan Palace on Oct. 4, 2018. 
(Malacañang photo by Alfred Frias)

A disturbing statement by the AFP chief

By Ellen Tordesillas There is something very wrong about the statement of AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez praising the President for agreeing to the rule of law. Galvez said that Wednesday when he announced that the AFP won’t be reconvening for now a general court martial to try Senator Antonio Trillanes IV following 

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Pres. Duterte addressing the military. 
Screengraby from RTVM file photo.

The Bureau of Customs: Duterte’s Booby Trap for the Military

It looks like another naive, impulsive move, but turning over the Bureau of Customs to the military is possibly the most dangerous move Duterte has hatched. Before this, the military has refused to be involved in the war on drugs. It has refused Duterte’s invitation to spearhead a revolutionary government. He has chided the military 

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PH government rolls out new OFW e-Card

By Ysh Cabana The Philippine Reporter “Simple delivery of government services” is what a new identification card for overseas Filipino workers (OFW) promises to provide as it was officially launched on Tuesday November 6, 2018. Making the announcement in Pasay City, Philippine Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello III said the OFW e-card is an upgrade from 

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The PMB KIDS (from left): Eula Mae Flores, Rana Cruz, Samantha Chayapan Hardy, Khalil Barton, Nelia Lewis and Kween Ella Bernardo who performed at the event.

$4,300 raised in Barrie by Migrante

Fundraiser for Typhoon Ompong survivors While we are saddened by the human and material losses left in the wake of this disaster, we celebrate the resilience and the resoluteness of a people collectively engaged in recovery and rehabilitation. … we appeal to you all for solidarity and support. (From PMB’s introductory remarks delivered by Ms. 

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Filipino American Visibility Day at the University of California Berkeley

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.net Last night I was watching the Warriors game held at the Oracle. How big is the Oracle? Maybe it has a capacity of 18 to 20,000. Imagine the Oracle full of dead bodies. This is the estimated number of drug-related extrajudicial killings in the Philippines under the administration of President Rodrigo 

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Seven added to Order of National Artists

President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of National Artist (ONA), a presidential award, to a new roster of awardees on October 24 at the Malacañang Palace. The seven new National Artists are Raymundo “Ryan” Cayabyab (Music), Lauro “Larry” Alcala for visual arts, Francisco Mañosa (Architecture and Allied Arts), Ramon Muzones and Resil B. Mojares (Literature), 

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PICTORIAL: Agnes Miranda’s Great Gatsby Birthday Bash

October 31, 2018, Rembrandt Banquet Hall

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