Philippines

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Speak Truth to Power, Keep Power in Check

POOLED EDITORIAL RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished right to know. In his first 22 months in power, Mr. Duterte has 

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Gabriela condemns govt’s removal of comfort woman statue

By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions MANILA — Women’s group Gabriela strongly condemned the removal of the comfort woman statue along Roxas Boulevard in Manila Friday, saying the move is a desecration of Filipino women’s dignity. Blaming Japan and the Rodrigo Duterte government for the statue’s removal, the group said the move casts a foul insult 

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Over a million more underemployed, part-time workers under Duterte

The number of Filipino workers relegated to insecure and low-paying jobs have grown under the Duterte administration, said research group IBON. Latest official labor force data shows a higher number of employed under Pres. Duterte. The number of employed increased to 41.8 million in January 2018 from 39.3 million in the same period last year, 

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National Artist Cirilo Bautista, 76

MANILA–National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista died early yesterday after more than a month’s confinement at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. He was 76. Bautista was a celebrated poet, author, critic, columnist, professor of literature and Palanca Awards Hall of Famer. He spent many years teaching at De La Salle University (DLSU) where he obtained 

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POET, ACTIVIST. Edgar Maranan finally stops writing. (Photo courtesy of Lei Maranan-Goldstein)

Edgar Maranan, poet and activist, dies

By Frank Cimatu Bulatlat.com BAGUIO CITY, Philippines (UPDATED) – Edgar B. Maranan, whom poet Ruel de Vera described as a man who “can’t stop writing,” has finally stopped writing. Maranan died peacefully Tuesday morning, May 8, in Manila of liver complications, his poet sister Luchie said. On Facebook late on May 8, Luchie said that 

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By Marie Mercado ManilaToday.net “It is part of my religious mission to stand with the poor” – Sr. Patricia Fox. Mga pahayag mula kay Sr. Pat, mother superior ng Our Lady of Sion Congregation sa Pilipinas. Kamakailan lamang ay naging laman siya ng mga balita sa loob at labas ng bansa dahil sa iligal na 

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Priest gunned down after celebrating Mass in Cagayan

By Raymund Villanueva Kodao Productions Another Roman Catholic priest was killed, this time in far north Luzon. Fr. Mark Ventura, former rector of the Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary of Aparri, was gunned down Sunday morning after celebrating Holy Mass in Barangay Peña West, Gattaran, Cagayan. The Seminary made the announcement on its Facebook page and 

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Does Duterte intend to clean up Boracay with bullets and bombs?

The deployment of over 600 police and 200 military personnel to Boracay to enforce President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial closure and rehabilitation order of the island is a fascist overkill. Since when did bullets and bombs become cleaning agents for coliform, or conservation tools for flying foxes, sea turtles, and coral reefs? Ironically, this is done 

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‘I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, not a terrorist’

Jerome Succor Aba, a Muslim human rights worker and peace advocate, experienced torture in the hands of US Homeland Security while he was detained for 28 hours at the San Francisco International Airport on April 17. He was invited by church groups in the US to speak about human rights situation in the Philippines. Below 

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Delegates of the National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) held on February 18-19, 2018 in Compostela town, Compostela Valley. (Contributed photo)

Trade union violations revealed in fact-finding mission

  DavaoToday.com DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned on Friday the rise of human rights violations and union busting in Compostela town. Banana plantation workers of Sumitomo Fruit told the NFFM held on February 18-19, that the violations intensified after eight KMU-affiliated unions 

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