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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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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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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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IN PHOTOS: Ampatuan massacre eight years later

By Robby Joy D. Salveron, Medel V. Hernani and Kenneth Paul Senarillos Davao Today MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – Eight years later, they continue to search for justice. Families, including colleagues of the 58 killed in the Ampatuan massacre at Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, were here on Sunday, November 19, to commemorate the single deadliest 

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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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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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