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Wife accuses Comelec chair of ‘unexplained wealth’

MANILA, Philippines – The wife of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Andres Bautista is accusing him of having nearly P1 billion worth of unexplained wealth, according to a report on Monday, August 7. Bautista denied the accusations, saying it was an “extortion attempt.” Patricia Paz “Tish” Bautista said in an affidavit submitted last August 1 

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COURTESY CALL.  Giesel E. Arce, one of the Philippine delegates who participated at the China Primary Math Olympiad made a courtesy call with Ms. Teresa Magpantay, Principal, Basic Elementary Department (left) and Associate Professor Cristina M. Castro-Cabral, VP for Academic Affairs of Colegio de San Juan de Letran last 1 August 2017.
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Grade Four student from Letran wins China Math Olympiad

Another Letranite has emerged triumphant in mathematics. Giesel E. Arce scored three silver medals and one bronze in the 2017 China Primary Math Olympiad held last July 26 to 31 at Huangzhou, China. The Grade 4 student from Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, Manila, did well enough in the individual comprehensive, team 

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Renowned painter Malang passes away

Mauro ‘Malang’ Santos passed away on June 10 at the age of 89. Find out more about the life and times of the artist through the eyes of those who knew him best MANILA–Acclaimed Filipino artist Mauro “Malang” Santos died on Saturday, June 10. He was 89 years old. Malang was the creator of the 

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NICK JOAQUIN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY. Julie Lluch, sculptor of Nick Joaquin’s bust, poses beside his ‘Pop Stories for Groovy Kids.’

FEU pays tribute to National Artist Nick Joaquin

100th Birth Anniversary FEU celebrates the works of the late national artist through lectures, exhibits and a book relaunch MANILA–In honor of the late national artist Nick Joaquin’s 100th birth anniversary, Far Eastern University (FEU) recently held a series of activities including lectures, an art exhibit and a relaunch of his book. In a statement, 

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Economy loses jobs despite reported growth

The recently released labor force survey figures indicate an alarming intensification of the domestic jobs crisis with the economy losing jobs despite reported economic growth, said research group IBON. Reported unemployment and underemployment in the country fell, but so did employment and the size of the labor force – all of which indicate growing distortions 

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Bonifacio and Rizal: Of Oil and Water and Men of Conviction

By Alex Moises July 3, 1892: Jose Rizal organized the Liga Filipina in Tondo, Manila. He met a man named Andres Bonifacio who became one of the founding members of the organization. Jose Rizal was born on June 19, 1861 in Calamba, Laguna. His family belonged to the upper middle class of Philippine society, which 

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NDFP says Martial Law will impact ongoing GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The National Democratic Front said the ​imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government. ​ Placing the entire Mindanao, according to NDFP, “​would only aggravate the worsening human rights situation in the country because it curtails the freedom of the people.”​ 

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Landgrabbing breeds hunger, resistance

Mining companies comprise some of the country’s biggest landgrabbers. MANILA – Did they go to the wrong office or is it just the wrong secretary? After NGO workers launched a book documenting big cases of land grabbing in the Philippines yesterday, May 17, they drove to the office of the Department of Environment and Natural 

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Deaf-mute college graduate joins DOLE internship program

A deaf-mute college graduate from Tacloban City has proven that disability is not a hindrance to providing public service. Ma. Merliza Montibon, a deaf-mute college graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Services at AMA Computer Learning Center is now part of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 8 family after being qualified 

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100K– strong Labor Day rally demands ‘Social Justice Package’

Living Wage, Regular Jobs, Free Mass Housing On the first Labor Day under the Duterte administration, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno led today’s nationwide protest of over 100,000 workers and urban to demand a “Social Justice Package” of a P750 national minimum wage (NMW), an end to all forms of contractualization and for free 

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