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Randy Malayao: Campus journalist and ‘fisher of men’

In prison Randy endeared himself to all by consoling distraught fellow prisoners, volunteering to write letters and conduct literary programs for the illiterate inmates, organizing medical missions and sports fests, and acting as paralegal, among others. He readily shared his food, medicines, even electric fans and reading materials to all fellow prisoners. By Raymund B. 

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Faltering Economy, Shell of a Democracy

IBON.org Yearend Birdtalk 2018 Executive Summary Adverse economic and political trends since the start of the Duterte administration intensified last year. The risk of combustion in 2019 has become much higher. The administration has tried to project an image of economic progress and strongman-driven stability, peace and order. But if the year 2018 has shown 

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Under Duterte, econ slowing and job creation the lowest since after Marcos–IBON

Research group IBON said that the economy is slowing under the Duterte administration and that its first two full years registered the lowest level of job creation among post-Marcos administrations. The group said that these obvious signs of the country’s troubled economy should be enough to make the government reconsider its overly market-driven policies. Budget 

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FAST FACTS: Remembering Henry Sy Sr

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy Sr died on Saturday, January 19, at the age of 94. Born Sy Chi Sieng on October 15, 1924, Sy lived in Xiamen in China’s Fujian province where many Filipino-Chinese trace their roots. At 11 years old, Sy left his family and followed his father to 

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IN PHOTOS: Traslación

ManilaToday.net Every January 9, the Traslación of the Black Nazarene (commemoration of the “solemn transfer” of the image’s copy from San Nicolás de Tolentino in Intramuros to Quiapo) makes its way along the streets of Quiapo in the Philippine capital of Manila, with attendees reaching up to 12 million and the procession taking as long 

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At least 251 journalists jailed globally – CPJ

Rappler.com MANILA–At least 251 journalists are behind bars for doing their work, according to a Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) report released Thursday, December 13. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists this year than in 2017, while Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer for the third year in a row, imprisoning at least 

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NUJP denounces red-tagging

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned efforts to link the group to the communist movement. Three Manila-based tabloids – Police Files Tonite, Bagong Bomba and Saksi Mata ng Katotohanan – carried the exact same headline: “NUJP PINAMUMUNUAN NG CPP-NPA-NDF” (NUJP HEADED BY CPP-NPA-NDF), the latter initials 

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2018 Yearender: Are You High? The Economy Isn’t

By Sonny Africa Executive Director, IBON Foundation The Duterte administration’s economic managers made some odd statements as the year wound up. Economic planning secretary Ernesto Pernia said “the Philippine economy became stronger and even more resilient than ever”. Finance secretary Carlos Dominguez III insisted on “the soundness of the Duterte administration’s economic development strategy”. Bangko 

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2018 inflation highest in 10 years amid slowing growth — IBON

IBON.org Inflation for 2018 is more than double the Duterte administration’s original inflation target for the year and the highest in a decade, research group IBON said. Along with slowing economic growth, this further points to the failure of government’s economic managers to rein in consumer prices and of its neoliberal policies, such as the 

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Fil-Am Darren Criss dedicates Golden Globe win to Cebuana mother

Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Filipino American Actor Darren Criss took home the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television on Sunday evening (California time). He thanked his Cebuana mother during his acceptance speech. “As we’ve seen, it’s been a marvelous year for 

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