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‘Inclusive growth’ is impossible if there is no genuine democracy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com Pres. Benigno Aquino III has been so pleased with himself recently. Before the National Economic Development Authority released the country’s growth statistics for last year, President Aquino had already announced that it is something to be proud of, reportedly hovering around 6.6 percent. (Read story…)

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Getting their due

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The passage of the landmark Marcos human rights victims compensation bill or the “Human Rights Victims Reparation and Recognition Act of 2013” is a most welcome development even if reservations persist about how it will be implemented, once signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III, to the satisfaction 

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Girl with a big voice, a very big message

SPEAK-OUT TORONTO By Na’eema Garcia My name is Na’eema bint Idriis wa Amiira. In Arabic, this is Na’eema the daughter of Idriis and Amiira. I am 7 years-old. When I grow up I would like to be a Scholar, an Archeologist, a business owner, a Grand Master in Chess and a WNBA player. There are 

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Idle No More

The Government has repeatedly used the phrase “hitting the reset button” in reference to the F-35s and now in reference to the relationship between the federal government and First Nations. However, you cannot simply “hit the reset button” on decades of broken promises and mistreatment, nor can history be ignored. If the Government is serious 

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Laws in our lives

By Reena Basser There is so much protection offered to the tenant by the Ontario government, that I think it’s wise to go over some of the main topics on this issue that effects many people. My column is meant to bring to light some of the key points of Ontario Law. I am a 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Conservatives ignore housing need

Dear Editor, While cities and provinces are working hard on the pressing lack of affordable housing for Canadians, MP Roxanne James and the Conservatives are quietly getting the federal government out of it. An estimated 150,000 to 300,000 Canadians are homeless and thirteen percent don’t have access to affordable housing with enough bedrooms for their 

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Two cases of disappearance reported to human rights groups

After enactment of Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law Karapatan and Families of Desaparecidos for Justice (Desaparecidos) deplored the abduction of Sheikh Bashier Mursalum and Muin Kahal Hamja, as these organizations add two more names to the long list of enforced disappearances in the country. The abduction happened after President Aquino signed the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act of 2012 in 

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‘Lawyer or liar?’

By Marites Dañguilan Vitug If the 3,000 lawyers or so gathered in Davao City for the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) national convention were seriously listening to the speakers, they would not run out of New Year’s resolutions. Every two years, members of the bar from various parts of the country meet in a 

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Getting to the bottom of the Atimonan rubout

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com As more information about the Atimonan, Quezon rubout of alleged jueteng lord Vic Siman and 12 others, including three policemen and three soldiers, is revealed to the public, the more questions arise. First reported as a legitimate encounter, the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) own investigation revealed the more likelihood of an 

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Charging municipalities for disaster relief deplorable

Dear editor, When faced by natural disasters that put their lives at risk, Canadians depend on and expect our troops to protect them—yet MP Roxanne James and the Conservative government are sending mixed messages about charging municipalities and provinces when they provide this life-saving emergency help. Protecting Canadians has always been one of the core 

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