“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers Members of Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma—Sinirangan Bisayas (SAGUPA-SB), Bayan Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar Small Farmers Association (NSSFA) and People Surge stormed the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Quezon City today to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) which seeks to provide monetary compensation to members 

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Anti-Charter Change coalition launched

By Kathy Yamson Various groups and individuals gathered today at the Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Law today to formally launch the ‘No To Cha-Cha Coalition.’ The group opposed Charter Change being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The newly-launched coalition said that the current efforts to amend or revise 

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National Artist Napoleon Abueva dies MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva died on Friday, February 16. He was 88. Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado announced Abueva’s death in a Facebook post, shortly after the Abueva family confirmed the news to media. “It is with deep sadness 

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Website of alternative news outfit attacked

By BULATLAT MANILA — The website of alternative news outfit Kodao Productions ( was attacked, rendering it inaccessible. The website was subjected to a code injection attack through online publishing platform WordPress around midnight last night, Feb. 2, that prevents its website technicians from logging in. In a statement, the National Union of Journalists of 

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Duterte’s Charter Change proposals enshrine pork barrel in new Constitution

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – The Duterte administration’s drive to amend the 1987 Constitution outdoes the previous failed attempts in one more thing. Aside from the usual extension of the terms of incumbents, allowing 100 percent foreign ownership of Philippine resources and businesses, and removal of provisions that guarantee human rights and civil liberties, 

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‘Poor government response’ slammed over Mayon eruption

By Kathy Yamzon Manila Today A group of disaster responders in the Bicol region is not satisfied with the disaster response management being carried out by both the national and local governments over thousands of evacuees in the province of Albay caused by recent eruptions of the Mayon volcano. As of this writing, the Bikol 

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DAMAGED CROPS. Volcanic materials cascade down to rice paddies in this file photo from Jan. 22, 2018. 
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Mayon eruption destroys P94M worth of agricultural crops ALBAY, Philippines – Almost P94 million worth of agricultural crops have been damaged since Mayon volcano erupted two weeks ago, the provincial agricultural officer of Albay said on Thursday, January 26. Che Rebeta, provincial agricultural officer, said the initial estimate estimate of P93,916,916 in damage is expected to increase, as the volcano is expected 

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DND releases own ceasefire sked different from Duterte’s declaration

Manila Today Staff The Department of National Defense (DND) set their own ceasefire schedule on Thursday, a day after the unilateral ceasefire declaration with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People’s Army (NPA) of President Rodrigo Duterte. “The DND announces the declaration of a unilateral ceasefire against the CPP/NPA by the AFP 

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Biggest Christmas gift? Non-gainers in tax reform to pay for higher prices of products and services

By Lady Ann Salem (Manila Today) On December 19, President Rodrigo Duterte signed into law the 2018 national budget and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), saying the TRAIN is “the administration’s biggest Christmas gift to the Filipino people.” To those who have long voiced out their opposition to TRAIN, no statement could 

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Opposition warns of term extension for Duterte

By Jess Diaz (The Philippine Star) MANILA, Philippines — Buoyed by the wide support President Duterte enjoys from the public, his allies in Congress are mulling over a term extension of at least two years for him and five years for them, opposition congressmen claimed yesterday. Under the plan, the nation would have a new Constitution 

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