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New study supports calls for closing OceanaGold’s Didipio Mine

RESEARCHERS from the United States, Canada, and the Philippines have released a study on the impact of mining in Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, the largest Philippine island, by Australian-Canadian company, OceanaGold. They have visited the Didipio Gold and Copper Mine and the surrounding communities four times over the past five years, and have reviewed numerous reports 

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No whitewash in Sagay massacre probe, various groups urge

MANILA – Various groups protested the massacre of nine farmers in Hacienda Nene, Purok Pine Tree Bulanon village, Sagay City. They trooped to the gates of the Department of National Defense and Camp Crame Quezon City to denounce the October 20 killing of peasants. The massacre victims, all members of National Federation of Sugarcane Workers 

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Fighting off hunger, thousands launch collective farming

“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Eden Gualberto practically raised her three children through farming. She earns P1,000 a week from selling banana, cassava and vegetables. Gualberto, 42, and most of the farmers in sitio Compra, San Mateo, 

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Filipino women journalists: attacked but unbowed*

Journalists cannot sit idly by while the highest official of the land leads the attacks on press freedom and wields the machinery of government to peddle lies and deception. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — For reporting the truth behind a gruesome killing in Mindanao, veteran journalist Julie Alipala was branded a terrorist in 

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ATE VI FOR ATTY MAC:  Star for all Seasons and Representative Vilma Santos-Recto raises the hand of senior citizens rights advocate and election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, as an expression of her full support for Macalintal’s candidacy for Senator in the 2019 midterm elections.

Vilma Santos endorses Macalintal’s Senate bid

Star for all seasons and incumbent Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto personally endorsed veteran election lawyer and senior citizens rights advocate Romulo Macalintal for Senator in the forthcoming 2019 midterm elections. In an ambush interview after guesting on Saturday (October 6) in the weekly radio show of Macalintal over DZRH, the veteran actress said that she 

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Solon hits Libya posting of labor exec in scandal

A member of Congress has panned the Department of Labor and Employment’s designation of Adam Musa as the new Philippine labor attaché to Tripoli, Libya. “We expect Philippine labor officials abroad to be held to lofty ethical standards. The posting of an executive with a derogatory record does not conform to, and is not consistent 

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New Chief Justice, ‘Duterte’s disciple’

“De Castro will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — An alliance of civil libertarians said the appointment of Teresita De Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice “can only erode what remains of the promise of the rule of law and the cause of 

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Another Filipino domestic worker missing in Kuwait

Another Filipino domestic worker in Kuwait has been reported missing. Filipino household service worker Ronalyn Yonting Lagawan “has been missing for 18 months now,” according to ACTS-OFW Rep. Aniceto Bertiz III. “We’ve been advised that Ms. Lagawan’s family has lost all contact with her after she ran away from her employer in Kuwait in February 

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Journalists lament Inquirer.net’s taking down of Pepsi Paloma stories

“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Giving in to the pressure from Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the INQUIRER.net took down three stories about the alleged rape of ‘80s movie actress 

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Dismissed Jollibee workers call for public support through #BoycottJollibee campaign

#BoycottJollibee. Today, terminated workers of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) under the Samahan ng Manggagawa sa JFC (SM-JFC) called on the public to refrain from eating at Jollibee and its subsidiaries after their management remained silent to their demands for reinstatement and regularization. Protesting workers were camping outside JFC’s main warehouse along the West Service Road 

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