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‘Parol ng Panawagan’ reminds us of what we need to reflect and act on this holiday season

By Kathy Yamzon (Manila Today) Members of the New Manila-Cubao cluster of the Nicodemus Solidarity Youth, a group of seminarians, hang lanterns made of recycled materials such as paper cups, newspapers and compact discs in a community in 11th Street in New Manila, Barangay Damayang Lagi in Quezon City as part of their first-ever ‘Parol 

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DND releases own ceasefire sked different from Duterte’s declaration

Manila Today Staff The Department of National Defense (DND) set their own ceasefire schedule on Thursday, a day after the unilateral ceasefire declaration with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The DND announces the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire against the CPP/NPA by the AFP 

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Biggest Christmas gift? Non-gainers in tax reform to pay for higher prices of products and services

By Lady Ann Salem (Manila Today) On December 19, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the 2018 national budget and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), saying the TRAIN is “the administration’s biggest Christmas gift to the Filipino people.” To those who have long voiced out their opposition to TRAIN, no statement could 

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Opposition warns of term extension for Duterte

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines — Buoyed by the wide support President Duterte enjoys from the public, his allies in Congress are mulling over a term extension of at least two years for him and five years for them, opposition congressmen claimed yesterday. Under the plan, the nation would have a new Constitution 

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Lake Sebu massacre victims in a press conference Dec. 15 Photo by Erika Cruz

Martial law extension a grave injustice to Lake Sebu massacre victims

Adding insult to injury: By Erika Cruz (Manila Today) On December 13, it took the majority of Congress members about four hours to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year. Ten days prior to that, it only took minutes for elements of the Philippine Army to kill eight 

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Is Manny Pacquiao going vegan?

Judging by this photo, Pac-Man may be turning into Veg-Man. Is the Philippines’ number-one boxer knocking meat out of his diet? Manny Pacquiao was recently seen reading a copy of PETA’s free vegan starter kit in General Santos, and his wife, Jinkee, is a frequent visitor at ELPI Vegan Resto, a local vegan restaurant. If 

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IN PHOTOS: No meat, no dairy, yet delicious treats at VegFest Pilipinas 2017

Vegetables, or a vegetarian diet, usually bring up images of leafy green salads, and perhaps the ingredients you find in dishes like chopsuey or pinakbet. While the vegetables here are no doubt good for you and can be part of your diet, there are other exciting ways to eat healthy – and indulge, too. VegFest 

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International lawyers’ group expresses solidarity with Filipino people for just peace and against tyranny

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) passed a resolution on November 30 in its meeting in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to ‘urge the Philippine government to commit to end extrajudicial killings in the “war against illegal drugs”’ and ‘end extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests and other human rights violations against the people and members of 

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Leyte Girl wins Int'l contest

Leyte girl wins int’l Science contest

A student from Leyte bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries to bag the third annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge (BJC) Prize, earning over PHP20 million worth of prizes. She is the first Filipina to win the Challenge. Hillary Diane Andales, 18, from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte personally 

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ASEAN way: Big China-funded water, energy infra to displace more communities

Can be more catastrophic than MRT  Business projects oblivious to human communities are a trademark of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other globalization platforms, advocacy groups said Monday. Shortly after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit, indigenous peoples, and water and energy rights advocates slammed China-funded water and energy projects 

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