Double taxes on oil show govt’s lack of concern for poor – IBON

IBON.org Slapping additional taxes on oil products makes the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law anti-poor, research group IBON said. Contrary to the argument that the new law is ‘fair’, the group said that these oil taxes should be scrapped for the benefit of millions of Filipinos who will otherwise continue to suffer 

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One Billion Rising 2018: Women rise against ‘fascist, misogynist Duterte’

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — “Rise! Resist! Unite!” Filipino women channeled their rage and disgust for President Duterte’s recent remark degrading women as they celebrated One Billion Rising 2018 on Feb. 14 at Remedios Circle, Manila. “We are rising and resisting against our own President who doesn’t seem to know how to 

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These movies won big at the 34th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

MANILA, Philippines – It’s that time of the year again! The 34th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies honored our favorite stars and movies on Sunday, February 18 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. The night was hosted by Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Julia Barretto, and Enchong 

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Journalists, artists unite against Duterte’s attack on press freedom

#BlackFriday By Kathy Yamzon ManilaToday.net Journalists and artists wearing black shirts gathered today at the Boy Scout Circle in Quezon City for the #BlackFriday protest calling on everyone to defend press freedom and fight what they call ‘tyranny’ in light of the government’s revocation of online news site Rappler’s license and the court’s subpoena against 

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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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Pacquiao with PETA’s vegan starter kit

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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