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IBON: Davao businessmen may be benefiting from Duterte admin’s infra program

By IBON Media Amid government hype of its Build, Build, Build program, research group IBON noted that there has been a conspicuous increase in public infrastructure spending in the Davao region that seems to have favored Davao-based businessmen. The group observed that close allies of the president have benefited from the government spending surge by 

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Pres. Duterte

Duterte’s Midterm: Change for the worse

(IBON 2019 Midyear Birdtalk Briefing Paper economic situation highlights) The country’s slowing economy, and worsening jobs crisis and poverty disputes the Duterte administration’s hype of economic gains. IBON said that this is bound to worsen if the Duterte administration continues unopposed on its current neoliberal trajectory wherein the interests of big foreign and local business 

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Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin                          (Photo from ABS-CBN News)

Mother of a child vaccinated with Dengvaxia asks Garin: “Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?”

By Nathan Singson TheManilaNews.com Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin was asked if she could sleep at night by a mother of child vaccinated with the controversial anti-Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, in a Senate committee probe. The 3.5 billion peso purchase of Dengvaxia that was distributed in national scale to several schools 

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‘Protest art’ shines in this year’s #UnitedPeopleSONA

“Visual progressive art is important in protest actions like these. It expresses more clearly our calls.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — From jellyfish to fishing boats to a real-life Ursula, protesters squeezed their creative juices at an entirely new level at this year’s United People’s SONA as they came up with props 

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Artists group launches comics about killings of Negros farmers

By JOHN  AARON MARK MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA — Artists group Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA) launched Sauron, a comics anthology on the killings of Negros farmers, July 19 at the Pineapple Lab, Poblacion, Makati City. Sauron is filled with stories and illustrations of state forces’ killings, arrests, searches, and torture that took place 

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Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members By Alexa Villano Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines — The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences released the list of names of people they’ve invited to be part of the organization. Among those invited are 

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Manny Pacquiao v Keith Thurman

Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

By Roy Luarca Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman LOS ANGELES, USA–The Manny Pacquiao legend knows no bounds. Already a sure Hall of Famer, Pacquiao climbed further in the ladder of boxing greats with a convincing beating of the previously untouchable 

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Prices still higher now than start of Duterte admin

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that while June inflation has slowed, the prices of basic food items are still higher, especially when compared to prices at the start of the Duterte administration. The wages and incomes of many Filipinos are unable to keep up with the high prices. The group said that food 

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Duterte administration being dishonest about economic ‘gains’ — IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration is being dishonest in its recent pronouncements about high growth, reducing unemployment, and reducing poverty. The group said that the government is taking liberties with statistics as part of its propaganda campaign that President Duterte is keeping his promise of real change. In its 

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Chronic undernutrition among kids, pervasive hunger belie 4Ps logic — IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that the results of the expanded national nutrition survey (ENNS) dispute the logic of institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) for poverty alleviation under Republic Act (RA) No. 11310. The program is said to be an  “investment in the next generation” that develops healthy educated Filipinos. Yet 

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