A conspiracy specter, retreat from peace talks

By Satur C. Ocampo  Philstar.com Sensing that his ground base of support has been softening, President Duterte is conjuring a specter of conspiracy to oust him from power. Growing more bilious and truculent towards those whom he accuses of scheming to besmirch him with allegations of corruption, or who staunchly stand up to his blusterings 

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No end to Duterte’s abusive prosecution of De Lima

By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division, HRW The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday dashed hopes it would overturn the politically motivated prosecution of the highest-profile critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s murderous “war on drugs.” The court voted 9 to 6 to uphold the arrest and detention of Senator Leila de Lima on drug charges. 

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Manay Judy as a mentor

#PagpupugayKayTitser By Veronica Gregorio ManilaToday.net To many, Manay Judy is known as tapang and malasakit personified as a pro-poor public servant defined by her fights against patronage, corruption, and poverty as Secretary of Department of Social Welfare and Development. To me, she is Prof. Judy Taguiwalo, a source of motivation in living an academic life 

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Isang Panayam: Ang kasalukuyang kalagayan ng mga guro sa Pilipinas

By KJ Dumapit ManilaToday.net Sa pagdiriwang ng World Teachers Day sa araw ng Oktubre 5, nakapanayam ng Manila Today si Rep. France Castro ng ACT Teachers Partylist hinggil sa kalagayan ng mga guro sa Pilipinas. Ano ang kasalukuyang kalagayan o pangunahing isyu ng mga guro sa pampublikong edukasyon? Nananatiling hindi nakasasapat ang sweldo ng mga 

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18-year old is latest extrajudicial killing victim

By Kathy Yamzon ManilaToday.net Ephraim Escudero, 18-year old and latest extrajudicial killing victim, was laid to rest today. Relatives and friends joined the funeral march from Escudero’s residence to the Castasus Cemetery in San Pedro City, Laguna. They called for justice for Escudero’s untimely death. Escudero, a father of two kids, went missing on September 

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‘We are the Backlog’ coalition presses for permanent residency now

By Petronila G. Cleto Caregivers are asking the government to fix the structures and mechanisms in the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigrations, causing the backlog that goes against the policy of family reunification, breaking their families as a result of prolonged separation. They also demanded landed status upon arrival, and open permits, instead of one-employer 

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Pinoy of the Year Patrick Alcedo (Ontario) and Lifetime Achievement Awardee Tomas Avendano Sr. (Vancouver)

First Balangay Awards: A Night to Celebrate and Remember

Achievers, movers and shakers gather for the first-ever nationwide search for outstanding Filipino Canadians As the sun set on September 9, 2017, Filipino Canadians from all over Canada started arriving at the doorstep of the BMO Institute for Learning for the premiere awards night of the Golden Balangay Awards. It is the first ever nationwide 

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Jennilee Austria

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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