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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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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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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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Public satisfaction with Duterte dips among poorest — SWS

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – While President Rodrigo Duterte retained a “very good” public satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2018, there was a significant dip in satisfaction for his performance among the poorest Filipinos, a new survey shows. The Social Weather Stations survey, made public on Wednesday, April 11, but conducted from March 

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Stranger than fiction: notes on Citizen Jake

By Erika Cruz ManilaToday.net In 1941, a film titled Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles) told the story of a reporter trying to uncover the meaning behind the titular character’s dying word. As he embarks on his search for answers, he discovers a complex personality and his rise from obscurity to affluence before dying a rich 

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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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