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Duterte’s satisfaction, trust ratings drop – SWS

Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – A September 2017 survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed a drop in both the net satisfaction rating and net trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte. Of 1,500 adults surveyed, 67% said they were satisfied with Duterte’s performance while 19% said they were dissatisfied. The rest were undecided. 

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Will justice be attained for the death of Atio Castillo?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The death due to hazing of 22-year-old Horacio “Atio” Castillo III shocked the public once more. Castillo died while undergoing hazing by his ‘brothers’ from the Aegis Juris fraternity of the University of Sto. Tomas law school. The public discussion that Castillo’s death generated is comparable to that of Leonardo 

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Desperate measures

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Social Weather Station released the results of its un-commissioned survey, covering the period September 23 to 27, showing that the satisfaction and trust ratings of President Duterte dropped significantly. His satisfaction rating was 48 percent, an 18 percent drop from June, and his trust ratings dropped 14 percent to 

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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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Luneta rally delivers a resounding ‘Never again to Martial Law’

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The crowd was a friendly, cheerful mix of old and young. There were schoolkids, millennials, middle-aged and seniors. Their placards and printed out tarps were witty yet angry and committed to fighting the return of, or tendencies toward, Martial Law, extra-judicial killings, corruption, and tyranny. They clapped, chanted and 

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Deadly ‘drop boxes’ fuel Philippines’s ‘War on Drugs’

By Carlos H. Conde The Philippine National Police has a sinister new tactic in its murderous “war on drugs”: public “drop boxes” for residents to anonymously submit the names of alleged drug dealers and users. This neighborhood informant system was first reported in July in Quezon City, a part of Metro Manila, but has since spread to 

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39 countries express concern over killings in PH

GENEVA, Sept. 28, 2017–Today, Iceland delivered a joint statement at the UN Human Rights Council on behalf of 39 states, expressing concern at the thousands of killings and climate of impunity associated with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs.” This represents an increase over the 32 states which expressed similar concerns at the 

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