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Ni Dimple Paz-Bonganay Nagpunta ako sa mall at bumili sa SM supermarket. Habang nakapila at nag-aantay para bayaran ang pinamili, nagflashback sa akin ang lahat ng mga nangyari noong nagtatrabaho pa ako sa SM Supermarket bilang isang cashier. Madami na akong pinasukang trabaho para lang mai-survive ko ang pag aaral ko, pinakahuli ang SM sa 

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MOVIE REVIEW: Alpha, The Right to Kill (2018)

By Philbert Dy Letterboxd.com It begins and ends with disclaimers. The one at the start tells us that the movie isn’t meant to malign the police, and that fixing corruption starts with us. The one at the end tells is the standard “any similarity to real persons is purely coincidental” line, the movie making sure, 

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Resistance, unity and hope: A look-back at the year 2018

By Renato Reyes Jr. Bulatlat.com Lets’ take a brief review of the events and actions that shaped the year 2018. It was undoubtedly a year of fierce resistance, unity and unshakeable hope. We pay tribute to all those who made sacrifices in defense of our rights and freedoms. We celebrate the big and small victories 

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Balangiga bells must ring for genuine independence

By Padre Dionito M. Cabillas ManilaToday.net Surely, Filipinos joyously received the Balangiga bells from its colonial master, the United States of America (U.S.). Many opinions and reflections had been shared in public about the Balangiga bells. What is the significance of the return of the Balangiga bells? Have Filipinos been emancipated from U.S. domination now 

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On Sionil Jose’s theoretically correct but historically wrong take on the revolution

By Regletto Aldrich Imbong Rappler.com In a commentary published by the Philippine Star last December 28, 2018, F. Sionil Jose argued the non-necessity of being a communist in making a revolution. In this article, he discussed 4 correct points. First, that our country, “tyrannized by a corrupt political system,” needs a revolution, from way before 

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Shut out of Canadian Parliament… again

The Trudeau Liberals could have chosen to replace the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Enverga with another Filipino or Filipina Liberal Senator. But the Filipino-Canadian community gets shut out of another Parliament – again. Our beloved Sen Enverga’s Senate seat will not be replaced with another Filipino-Canadian By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña The Federal Liberals enamored us 

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Intensify fight against forced migration and commodification of migrants

MIGRANTE CANADA ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY Migrants around the world cannot be blinded by another futile move masquerading as a tool to protect migrant rights and migration around the world. On December 11, 164 states around the world including Canada adopted The Global Compact for a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, under the auspices of 

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TRAIN Package 1A: From the poor to the rich

Econ slowdown due to failed govt policies, may be sign of worse to come–IBON

IBON.org Research group IBON said that the government should take the economy’s 3rd quarter growth slowdown as showing what needs to be improved in its economic policies instead of being dismissive about it. Its flagship Build, Build, Build will only be a short-term boost to the economy at best and direct measures to strengthen domestic 

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Philippines in a Happy and Healthy Relationship with China?

By Sonny Africa IBON.org IBON Features – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recently concluded state visit was hyped as historic and relationship-altering in a good way towards “comprehensive, strategic cooperation”. The joint statement released at the end spoke of a couple with a healthy relationship: reminiscing the past, establishing trust, open communication, arguing in a healthy 

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Stop the attacks on lawyers

International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) Statement WHEREAS, it has come to our attention that 35 members of the legal profession have been killed in the Philippines since Mr. Rodrigo Duterte became President 29 months ago; WHEREAS, 4 of those killed are judges, 9 are public prosecutors, and 22 are lawyers; WHEREAS, the killings of 

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