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What you need to know about the nationwide #TransportStrike in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The jeepney, actually a converted US military jeep, has been one of the major means of transportation in the country since the end of World War II. They have also become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. Jeepneys now make up an estimated 40 percent of public utility vehicles in the Philippines 

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DOF tax reforms relieve rich while burdening poor–IBON

Research group IBON said that the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposed tax reform program relieves the rich and burdens the poor. The group said that this will worsen inequality in the country and should be replaced by a tax program that taxes the rich instead and is backed with the required political will. The DOF 

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Real wage falling, higher taxes imminent

By IBON.org Though welcome, the recent wage hike in the National Capital Region (NCR) does not increase the minimum wage earners’ purchasing power. The real value of the minimum wage is even falling while the people face higher taxes under government’s proposed tax reforms, said the group. The NCR Regional Wage Board recently announced a Php21 

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Parade inspires Filipinos to replace meat with plant-based food

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat MANILA — To encourage plant-based nutrition and lifestyle, Filipino vegans held the first ever vegan parade in Quezon City, Oct. 19. Carrying placards that read “Being Vegan is Fun” and “Love All Animals: Go Vegan”, members of Vegans of Manila shared vegan food including pizza, isaw, barbecue, tacos, cookies, ice 

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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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