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Trump presidency bodes ill for smaller nations like PH

IBON.org America’s inauguration of its 45th President sent jitters across the world as to the future of foreign policies, said research group IBON. For the Philippines, whose economy has been influenced largely by the US for many decades, this is an opportune time to rethink its economic policies and its relations not only with the 

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Scams in the online dating world

BUSINESS WORLD GONE ARE the days when introducing oneself to prospective romantic partners required actual physical effort (and mental courage). Today it is so much easier — and convenient — to log on to online dating sites which use algorithms to try and find you a perfect date — or, as Russian cybersecurity and antivirus 

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How to deal with love, romance and rejection on Valentine’s Day

Rappler.com Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in a relationship, research over a number of years shows that February 14 can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets. A study by US psychologists in 2004 found that relationship breakups 

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Land reform is key to inclusive growth–Green Action PH

IBON.org As thousands of farmers camp out in Davao City to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre and to demand land to the tiller and just peace, the multi-sector Green Action Philippines (PH) network called on the Duterte administration to prioritize agrarian reform in its development plan to achieve inclusive growth. The network 

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SWS: 3.1 million Filipino families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 3.1 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once during the 4th quarter of 2016, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey reported. Published first on BusinessWorld on Tuesday, January 24, survey results showed that 13.9% of respondents suffered from involuntary hunger from November to December 2016. This is 

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#MarcosNoHero protests go global

Overseas Filipino workers and Filipino immigrants in different parts of the world added their voices in denouncing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Migrante International chapters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, United 

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Duterte to sign EO ​on new ​Bangsamoro Transition Commission

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will be signing the executive order on Monday, Nov. 7 reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission tasked to draft the enabling law that will result to a Bangsamoro government if approved by Congress. The draft of a new enabling law will replace the failed Bangsamoro Basic Law. submitted to 

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Neoliberal economics continues, but nationalist change still possible

On the Duterte admininstration’s economic direction in its first 100 days: There is still much to be done for the Duterte administration to overcome the Philippine government’s stubborn adherence to old and discredited anti-Filipino neoliberalism. This overrides and is inconsistent with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s otherwise pro-poor and pro-Filipino pronouncements. This is also notwithstanding the welcome 

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Ako si Virgilio V.  Vitug

Mga kababayan, ako si Virgilio V. Vitug Nakasulat ng ilang tula sa isang panahon Ang maglaladlad sa inyo ngayon Ng aking pinakahuling obra: The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy  dog near the stream. The quick brown fox  jumped over the lazy dog near the stream. Ngayong natunghayan na ninyo Ang bunga ng aking 

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S&P is overrated, says Duterte ally

Days after President Rodrigo Duterte said he does not care about Standard and Poor’s Financial Services LLC’s (S&P’s) assessment of his administration’s initial performance, a member of the Philippine Congress described the global credit rating agency as “somewhat overrated.” “While S&P to a certain degree helps fund managers rationalize and feel good about their investments, 

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