UP conference honors Karl Marx’s 200th birthday

How useful is Karl Marx, who was born 200 years ago, for understanding the world today, even the horrid times under Duterte? This question and more will be raised in the Marx@200 Conference on May 26, from 9  AM to 7 PM, at Melchor Hall Auditorium, the College of Engineering,  in the University of the 

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Martial law victims start claiming compensation

Hundreds of Martial Law human rights violations victims trooped to the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City Friday to start claiming their compensations. Following the release of the initial list of 4,000 eligible claimants by the Human Rights Victims Claims Board earlier this month, cheques are now being distributed to survivors of Martial Law 

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‘Scandalous’: ‘Why do we pay Shell–Chevron’s P146.8-B income taxes in Malampaya?’ – Bayan Muna

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – Amid the rapidly rising expenses of ordinary Filipinos, some of which are blamed on more taxes under the TRAIN law, Bayan Muna is questioning the de-facto tax holidays or write-offs being enjoyed by giant companies. These are hundreds of billions of money that the government has not been collecting 

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Severe Income Inequality in PH

Despite being relatively high compared to other Asian countries, Philippine economic growth is lopsided in the interest of a few at the expense of the majority of poor Filipinos. High levels of wealth are concentrated in the hands of a few, while family incomes have stagnated in real terms, especially amid rising prices.

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TRAIN-induced price increases are permanent—IBON

The inflation spike marks the start of increases​ driven by the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN)​ in the prices of basic goods and services for the next three years, research group IBON said. Further inflationary surges are likely to happen in 2019 and 2020 when the next two rounds of additional taxes on 

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Poor-quality work increased amid economic growth–IBON

First quarter economic growth this year did not translate to better jobs for Filipinos, research group IBON said. This means that despite government claims that the groundwork for reforms has been laid, growth has remained essentially exclusionary, generating jobs that are insecure and low-paying, said the group. Socio-Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia recently announced the 

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June 12 is Filipino Heritage Day and June is Filipino Heritage Month

The photo was taken at the Catholic Education Centre after the Toronto Catholic District School Board -TCDSB, Canada’s largest Catholic school district, passed the Historic Motion declaring June 12 as “Filipino Heritage Day” and June as “Filipino Heritage Month” starting this year, in all Catholic secondary and elementary schools in Toronto. The Official Proposal and 

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Featineans celebrate spring rites with a social fundraiser

By Tony A. San Juan Springtime, seasonally, is really a good time for enjoying the weather shift and bringing respite to the chilly long nights of winter. Thus, The Featineans Association of Canada -TFAT, together with its officers, members, friends and guests in the Greater Toronto Area aptly converged and celebrated the rites of spring 

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Your baby’s medication may lead to childhood allergies

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com No parent wants a child to develop allergies to any food or substance, but sometimes it happens outside of anyone’s control. The tendency to develop allergies is often hereditary, passed from parents to offspring. But the risk of suffering an allergy can certainly be reduced. Here’s a risk-reduction story all parents 

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Elderly Fitness: Good for the brain

By Editorial Staff ToYourHealth.com Staying fit during your golden years doesn’t just have physical benefits, such as a reduced risk of suffering a debilitating fall. An increasing body of evidence links fitness with a healthy brain as we age. The latest evidence: a study published in Scientific Reports that found elderly men and women with 

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