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Seniors speak out on veto of P2,000 pension hike

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA — Magdalena Barroga, a community leader and SSS pensioner, was one of the senior citizens who protested morning of January 28, in-front of the SSS Branch along Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City. She wanted to add her voice to the nationwide call for Congress to override President Aquino’s January 12 veto 

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Top 15 Celebrities Who Supported People’s Issues

By Romina Astudillo n a crisis-stricken country, joining the arena of political and social issues has become inevitable for the celebrities—famous people in showbiz, sports, politics and other arenas where one could become famous. Despite being engaged in trades that are sometimes diversions from the calamitous social system, some personalities have helped bring the limelight 

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“Namatay rin ang tatay ko, alam ko pakiramdam niyo kaya patas na rin tayo ngayon.” – February 20, 2015

Top 15 Most Insensitive Comments from President Aquino

By Sam Montuya President Benigno Aquino III, the presidential candidate who won the 2010 elections riding on the outpouring of sympathy over the death of his mother, surprised the public with his blunt responses to small to serious cares of the people. The candidate who proclaimed “Kayo ang boss ko” in his inaugural speech has 

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At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

By Clemente Bautista As many people anticipated, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21)—deemed the last chance for an urgent agreement to address climate change—is at the brink of failing the people and future generations once again. Instead of providing solutions, COP21 has negotiated a future that is 

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Christmas 2015: 25 mouthwatering treats for Noche Buena, potluck, parties

MANILA, Philippines – The kids look forward to the aguinaldos from their jolly titos and titas, while the older folks exchange loads of presents. But Christmas is also a time for thanksgiving – a celebration best spent in the company of family, friends, and colleagues gathering around a sumptuous feast. In the spirit of the 

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Mesmerizing art installation by Leeroy New at SM Aura this holiday season.   (Photo courtesy of SM Aura)

Visit these 7 beautiful Christmas 2015 exhibits at PH malls, hotels

MANILA, Philippines – In the Philippines, Christmas starts early – but as you get closer and closer to the big day, more and more establishments join in on the fun. The various malls and hotels in the metro have already gotten into the holiday spirit, with gorgeous decor and glowing exhibits for spectators to enjoy. 

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Green groups declare COP21 ‘dead’

By Dee Ayroso MANILA – Climate activists assailed the result of the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), as it ended today with an agreement that allows the biggest polluter countries to get away with dangerous levels of greenhouse gases emission from industrial overproduction. “The COP21 

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Still exclusionary: growth fails to create quality work—IBON

Growth in Philippine gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter is still not creating enough decent work for Filipinos and remains exclusionary. The services-driven growth is the reason for the prevailing jobs crisis in the country, research group IBON said The GDP growth of 6.0% in the third quarter is faster compared to that 

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TPP most intrusive economic deal in history–IBON

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which is likely to be tackled on the sidelines of the upcoming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) high-level meeting, will not benefit backward and underdeveloped countries like the Philippines. Research group IBON stressed that the Philippines should not join the TPP despite the Aquino government’s insistence on this. After years 

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‘Why I’m here’ — Sr. Stella Matutina, Benedictine nun and human rights activist

  A fearless Benedictine nun tells her story of being one with the indigenous people’s struggles in Caraga region of Mindanao–despite threats from the military. By Sister Stella Matutina, OSB Why am I here? I am here because this is my missionary place. I am here because I was sent to continue our work as Benedictine 

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