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Shades of Gray: Nerd, musician, black belter

PhilStar.com MANILA, Philippines — A self-confessed nerd who can rearrange in her head the tune of a song note for note has been crowned Miss Universe 2018. Her being a black belter might have been highlighted at the pre-coronation of Miss Universe, but the universe ought to know that at heart Catriona Elisa Gray is 

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‘A nation of orphans’

On human rights day, progressives mourn ‘bayan ng ulila’ as killings, rights violations continue By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — The scorching heat did not deter Filipino progressives from commemorating International Human Rights Day, today Dec. 10. “This day is not for the government that spit on human rights and the documents it 

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The real target of military operations in Mindanao

By Anne Marxze Umil Bulatlat.com On Monday, Dec. 3, Armed Forces of the Philippines Chief of Staff Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. publicly tagged Bayan Muna former representative Satur Ocampo and ACT Teachers’ Partylist Rep. France Castro an “active members of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).” In a news report, Galvez claimed 

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From left: Ezra Acayan, Jonathan Cellona, Basilio Sepe, Howie Severino (representing Atom Araullo), Maria Ressa, Fernando Sepe Jr., Inday Espina-Varona and Manuel Mogato receive the trophies and caricature from LODI. (Photo by Ronalyn V. Olea / Bulatlat)

Journalists vow to continue telling the truth amid gov’t harassment

MANILA — Journalists have vowed to continue their work amid Duterte administration’s relentless attacks on press freedom during an event organized by media and arts alliance LODI (Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity), Dec. 6. Dubbed Sikato! Sigaw para sa Katotohanan, Pagkilala sa Malayang Pamamahayag, the tribute held at Rappler’s office honored eleven Filipino journalists 

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Rappler’s #AnimatED: Huwag nating kalilimutan si Kian

Hindi pa tapos ang laban, ang susunod na yugto: ang pakikipagbuno sa paglimot. Dahil kaluluwa natin bilang isang bansa ang nakataya. Rappler.com “Breakdown in humanity.” ’Yan ang tawag ng isang senador sa pagkamatay ni Kian delos Santos, ang 17-anyos na binatilyong binaril ng mga pulis sa Caloocan habang nagsasagawa ng kampanyang “one- time, big-time” laban 

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#BonifacioDay2018: Mga lunan ng alaala, mga lunan ng digma

By Erika Cruz ManilaToday.net “Bayad po, isang Monumento,” sabi ng mamang katabi ko sa bus noong isang araw. Ngayon na lang, habang isinusulat ito, lubos kong naiisip ang konteksto at kasaysayan ng Monumento na natatagpuan sa dulo ng Edsa sa Caloocan. Ang Andres Bonifacio Monument, idinisenyo ng National Artist na si Guillermo Tolentino at pinasinayaan 

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DATE WITH HISTORY. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte walks beside President Xi Jinping as he is welcomed in Malacañang by her father President Rodrigo Duterte. (Malacañang photo)

Heightening China-PH economic relations: friends with benefits?

By Rosario Bella Guzman IBON.org There is a growing concern about the phenomenal increase of Chinese capital flowing into the Philippine economy. China has recently overtaken the US in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and trade. In the first semester of 2018, FDI from China amounted to US$175 million as compared with Japan’s 

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Espina-Varona wins international award for journalists

By Raymund Villanueva Kodao.org A Filipino won one of the most prestigious global awards for journalists for her resistance to “financial, political, economic or religious pressures or because of the values and rules that enable them to resist” in reporting on issues that are sensitive in the Philippines. Cited for her many reports on child 

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Seven added to Order of National Artists

President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of National Artist (ONA), a presidential award, to a new roster of awardees on October 24 at the Malacañang Palace. The seven new National Artists are Raymundo “Ryan” Cayabyab (Music), Lauro “Larry” Alcala for visual arts, Francisco Mañosa (Architecture and Allied Arts), Ramon Muzones and Resil B. Mojares (Literature), 

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Php18,855 already lost–Jeepney drivers among biggest losers from TRAIN’s oil taxes-IBON

Research group IBON said that jeepney drivers and their families have suffered huge income losses from rising pump prices on top of facing rising prices of basic goods and services. The initial and impending fare hikes give immediate relief but only temporarily. Fare hikes only worsen the burden on commuters and the government needs to 

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