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Poor Filipino families worst hit by rising July 2018 inflation

Research group IBON said that faster inflation largely due to rising food prices hits poor households the worst. The group also said that the Duterte administration’s proposal to increase food imports is short-sighted, and that the best defense against rising food prices and high inflation is to increase domestic food supply through long-term solutions that 

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What you need to know about #BoycottNutriAsia

By Ysh Cabana Ticked-off consumers, irked by NutriAsia management’s bloody dispersal amid labour disputes, are calling for boycott of favorite Pinoy brands. What is NutriAsia? Owned by Filipino-Chinese businessman Joselito Campos, NutriAsia, Inc. is the largest producer and distributor of Philipippine condiments and cooking oil. After leaving the flourishing family business in drug manufacturing, Butch 

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We were praying when the goons attacked’ — priest at NutriAsia strike

“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.” By Tyra Aquino Bulatlat.com NutriAsia workers on strike and their supporters belied the claims of the company, police and Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III that they instigated the July 28 violent dispersal in front of the food giant’s Marilao plant. In a press 

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Coal mining — behind militarization and displacement of Lumad communities

Surigao Del Sur The brutal militarization and human rights violations committed by the 75th IBPA of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and its paramilitary Magahat-Bagani led by Marcos Bocales,  drove 328 Lumad families with 1,607 individuals to evacuate from 15 communities of Lianga and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur last July 16, 2018. The Lumad were forced 

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United People’s SONA: One march, one program calling to end charter change, tyranny, killings

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The first United People’s SONA gathered broad and diverse groups of people to share “the true SONA” yesterday July 23, 2018. From the main converging areas all over the University of the Philippines in Diliman to the march to Commonwealth, the participants demonstrated organized discipline and displayed similar calls 

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PUBLIC APOLOGY. Migrante International demands a public apology from Kuwaiti social media celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who ranted against Filipino workers having rest days. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids’ day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. “We strongly demand that she offer public apology and genuinely express remorse for her disgusting statements,” said Migrante in a joint 

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Pilita Corrales Is Still The Top

By Marra PL. Lanot Listen to Pilita Corrales singing. You’ll see the sun rise at sea, not the beating of angry waves on the shore. You’ll hear the gentle breeze in the treetops, not the tempest howling at night. For Pilita is not quarrelsome. Her voice is calm, smooth, and soothing, She chooses not to 

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Pomposa De Veyra Musca (September 19, 1917 – July 21, 2018)

Beloved widow of Rosendo Musca and matriarch of the De Veyra clan, passed away peacefully at her ancestral residence in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines, surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her immediate family of 10 children (Reynaldo, Raul, Lourdes, Rolando, Leah, Loreta, Rodolfo, Asuncion, Lilia and Sheray) and their families, including 21 grandchildren, and 15 

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Philippines: ‘Anti-loitering’ arrests target poor

New police campaign has nabbed 8,000 suspects, many detained in overcrowded jails (Manila, June 26, 2018) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) should immediately end a “crime prevention” campaign that has disproportionately targeted “loiterers” in low-income areas of Manila and other cities, Human Rights Watch said today. Since June 13, 2018, police have arrested more 

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Time for govt to come up with realistic poverty threshold – IBON

Research group IBON said that it is about time for government to update its poverty threshold to reflect a more realistic poverty reduction target. This is in light of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia’s recent statement that Php42,000 a month is “a decent income at least to live above the poverty 

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