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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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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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Selective outrage? How Duterte reacted to other foreign affronts to Filipinos

By Pia Ranada Rappler.com MANILA–President Rodrigo Duterte’s very cautious response to the sinking of a Filipino fishing boat by a Chinese ship struck many as uncharacteristic given his image as a no-holds-barred, tough-talking defender of the ordinary Filipino. Not only did he echo China’s dismissal of the ramming as just a “maritime incident,” he had 

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Duterte selling out sovereignty for Chinese funding – IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that the Duterte administration’s downplaying of the hit-and-run by a Chinese vessel of a Philippine fishing boat in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) shows how it gives more importance to Chinese funding over Philippine sovereignty. On June 9, a Chinese vessel rammed and sank the Filipino fishing boat 

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Govt should address job losses in agri, manufacturing — IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that the rise in employment and decline in unemployment is seemingly welcome after the worsening job generation in the past four consecutive labor force rounds. But this should not be taken at face value because of alarming underlying trends. This includes job losses in the production sectors that 

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66 killed under Duterte, advocates call for defense of human rights in Negros

Under the Duterte administration, 66 farmers and activists have already been gunned down. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Israel Avelino wept in anguish as he narrated how his father Edgardo was killed by police operatives three months ago inside their home in barangay Panubigan in Canlaon City in Negros Oriental. On March 30, 

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Joi Barios: Poet in Exile

By Marra PL. Lanot The rather short woman waited for the audience to remain quiet, commanded attention, and stood tall. She whipped out a malong, and with that single prop, with the proper projection of her dramatic voice, she read a poem in Filipino, and she owned the stage. (Malong is a tube cloth worn 

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