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Ex-bank manager guilty of money laundering

Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — A Makati City court  Thursday (Jan. 10) convicted a former bank branch manager of money laundering for her role in one of the biggest cyber-heists in history involving $81 million belonging to the Bangladesh government. In a 26-page decision, Judge Cesar Untalan of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 149 sentenced 

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Ocampo et al released on bail, vow to file countercharges against perpetrators

“Make no mistake about it: while we welcome this victory, those responsible for these despicable acts cannot just rest yet because they will be surely held accountable.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Bayan Muna representative Satur Ocampo, ACT Rep. France Castro and 16 others who were released on bail vow to file 

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No need for nationwide Martial Law declaration, there is de facto martial law

ManilaToday.net On November 22, Rodrigo Duterte said there is no need to declare Martial Law nationwide. This is the nth time he said this. But his Memorandum Order 32, which is patterned in Martial Law in Mindanao, is not short of a martial rule. Ordered in the memo were redeployment of Armed Forces in the 

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Drop ‘politically motivated’ criminal charges vs Rappler, Maria Ressa

‘This attempt to silence a highly regarded news website is just the latest example of the administration’s contempt for free and vibrant news media,’ says Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams MANILA–Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday, December 1, called on the Duterte administration to drop the “politically motivated” charges against Rappler Holdings Corporation 

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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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