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Two years under Aquino, abuses go unpunished as president reneges on promise — HRW

n the Philippines, there is still no successful prosecution of security forces for killings, ‘disappearances,’ despite Aquino’s campaign and inauguration promises for accountability. President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines has not fulfilled his promises to hold accountable the security forces responsible for serious abuses since taking office two years ago, Human Rights Watch said 

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Philippine–American War

From the June 12, 1898 Declaration of Philippine Independence to the American ‘Granting’ of Philippine Independence on July 4, 1946 The Philippine–American War, also known as the Philippine War of Independence or the Philippine Insurrection (1899–1902),[12] was an armed conflict between the United States and Filipino revolutionaries. The conflict arose from the struggle of the 

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National Day Special Issue

The Philippine Reporter marks the June 12 Philippine National Day this year with the reprinting of two historical articles on the Philippine-American War of 1899 (page 4) and on the conflict that led to the trial and execution of Andres Bonifacio (page 8), the founder and leader of the revolutionary Katipunan that launched the armed 

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Andres Bonifacio, Founder of Katipunan: The story behind his trial, execution

Editor’s note: The Philippine Reporter is reprinting parts of articles about Andres Bonifacio from Wikipedia.org. Footnote numbers were not removed from the text but the footnotes themselves were not included.) —————————————————————- Andrés Bonifacio y de Castro (30 November 1863 – 10 May 1897) was a Filipino nationalist and revolutionary. He is often called “the great 

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Rizal: Renaissance Man

By Sam L. Marcelo Jose Rizal wasn’t physically intimidating. Sources peg the National Hero’s height anywhere from 4’11” to 5’2”. The man who slammed Spanish colonial rule in a pair of scathing satirical novels was, in a word, short. His diminutive stature, however, belied the brilliance of his mind and the vastness of his intellect. 

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Christmas Celebration in the Philippines

Christmas in the Philippines is filled with unique, family oriented traditions. It is the most important holiday in the country and in every Christian family. Christmas is even more important than one’s own birthday. Being a predominately Christian country, where most people are Roman Catholics, Filipinos truly keep Christ in Christmas. The celebrations are all 

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Christmas Caroling in the Philippines

Caroling is a part of the Filipino Christmas tradition. Once the Dawn Mass known as “Misa de Gallo” or “Simbang Gabi “ starts, carolers will be on their feet singing Christmas carols from house to house spreading the spirit of the season through songs. Children like to form groups and enjoy hopping from one house 

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Christmas: A National Fiesta

The Philippines is known as the “Land of Fiestas,” and at Christmas time, this is especially true. Filipinos are proud to proclaim their Christmas celebration to be the longest and merriest in the world. It begins formally on December 16 with attendance at the first of nine pre-dawn or early morning masses and continues on 

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INTERVIEW: On the elections and a life of activism

(Exclusive Interview with Dr. Carol P. Araullo) These are quotations taken from a one-on-one interview with Dr. Carol Pagaduan Araullo, chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan or BAYAN (New Patriotic Alliance), global vice chair for internal affairs of the International League of Peoples’ Struggle (ILPS), and head of other prominent social activist groups in the Philippines. 

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Two Accomplished Women and Their Advocacies

Angel Locsin, Advocate for Women and Environment She was voted the most beautiful Filipina of 2009. Her face adorns the billboards along Edsa. She has huge presence in both television and radio with her shows and advertisements. She has bagged various recognitions and awards for her performances. (Read story…)

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