Rainbe Bartolome, a 17-year-old college student, stares at the remains of her dormitory. A new boarder, she says all her possessions, including her books, were burned. (Photo by Ace Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Photos: Lumad evacuees camp, dormitory burned

By Ace R. Morandante Feb. 24, 2016, Davao Today

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Lymphoma survivor wins Int’l Eucharistic Congress logo contest

A young Filipino artist’s logo was chosen as the official symbol of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), held in Cebu, Philippines. Jayson Jaluag, a 21-year-old fine arts student majoring in advertising at the University of San Carlos, a lymphoma survivor who created the logo, was so happy that his entry was chosen in the 

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Love for hearts on Valentine’s Day and beyond

Here are 4 reasons why the symbol of love should also get some lovin’ MANILA, Philippines – There is no shortage of love in the Philippines. A global Gallup poll released in 2013 showed that 93% of Filipinos reported feeling love, more than anybody else in 136 countries surveyed, in response to the question, “Did 

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PH longest-running alternative news website turns 15

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Sometime in 1999, a group of journalists and rights advocates gathered to discuss what they observed as “shallow” reporting when it comes to people’s issues and their interests. These discussions boiled down to the need to set up a media outlet – an alternative to the dominant – that 

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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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