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Tita Pet, the people’s Auntie

By Joey Calugay For Bayan Canada To my dearest tita Pet. You will forever live on in our hearts and dreams. Aling pag-ibig pa ang hihigit kaya Sa pagkadalisay at pagkadakila Gaya ng pag-ibig sa tinubuang lupa, Aling pag-ibig pa? Wala na nga wala. (What love can be purer and greater than love for one’s 

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By Raissa Robles
Inside Philippine Politics & Beyond

“Salient features” of the House draft Constitution intends to turn Duterte into a dictator

The House Committee on Constitutional Amendments started discussing today the “Salient Features” of the draft constitution proposed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. The draft constitution itself has not been made public. It isn’t clear who actually wrote and submitted the “Salient Features”, but the document makes five things immediately clear: (1) Once the new Constitution 

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Econ Cha-cha will lead to further PH socioeconomic decline

IBON.org With the recent majority vote in favor of a constituent assembly (con-ass) by the House of Representatives (HOR), research group IBON warned that one of the primary reasons behind the push for Charter change (Cha-cha) is the lifting of foreign ownership caps​. This will lead to the further stunting of the Philippine economy​, said the 

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Independent foreign policy? Foreign interests behind TRAIN, Cha-cha, says IBON

IBON.org While President Duterte likes to claim that his administration adheres to an independent foreign policy, it appears that his major programs such as the packages of tax reforms and the planned Charter change (Cha-cha) are actually pushed by US and other foreign interests. IBON noted that the tax reforms and Cha-cha are among the key policy reforms long lobbied for 

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Under Duterte: Biggest contraction in employment in 20 years –IBON

PH growth job-destroying in 2017 Going on its second year, the Duterte administration saw the largest contraction in employment in 20 years, research group IBON said in its yearend analysis of economic and political trends. This shows that generaly rising Philippine economic growth remained unfelt by Filipinos and in fact saw a worse jobs crisis, 

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Taking the stress out of Christmas

By Faith Wood, Troy Media It was cold the other day – really cold. As I sat in a coffee shop with a cup of tea, preparing to answer a few emails during a break from Christmas shopping, I noticed four shivering teens – opting for fashion instead of warmth. They ordered hot chocolates, then 

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Statement from the office of the late Senator Tobias C. Enverga, Jr.

On behalf of the Enverga family, I wish to convey sincere thanks for the outpouring of love, support, and prayers given in the days following the passing of the Honourable Tobias C. Enverga, Jr. The family would like to thank the more than 7,000 individuals who attended the viewings on November 24-26, as well as 

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Karapatan Statement on the worsening human rights situation

As December 10, International Human Rights Day nears, we decry the continuing deterioration of human rights in our country. The recent killings of Catholic priest Fr. Marcelito Paez in Nueva Ecija, Pastor Lovelito Quinoñes in Mindoro Oriental, and human rights activist Elisa Badayos in Negros Oriental seem to signal a new and wider wave of 

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Open Letter to Pres. Duterte on the deteriorating human rights situation in PH

December 6, 2017 President Rodrigo R. Duterte Malacanang Palace Manila, Philippines Dear President Duterte: As human rights defenders in the Philippines become under increasing attack, we, the International Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP-Canada), are compelled to express our deep concern regarding your most recent orders to crackdown on legal and progressive organizations 

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IADL resolution on the current Philippine situation

WHEREAS,  several credible reports and documentation indicate that human rights violations continue to escalate in the Philippines in the form of, inter alia, extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests, enforced disappearances, and internal displacement. WHEREAS, according to various reports the number of individuals suspected to be involved in illegal drugs who apparently fell victims to extrajudicial or 

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