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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

Rappler.com 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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Lake Sebu massacre victims in a press conference Dec. 15 Photo by Erika Cruz

Martial law extension a grave injustice to Lake Sebu massacre victims

Adding insult to injury: By Erika Cruz (Manila Today) On December 13, it took the majority of Congress members about four hours to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year. Ten days prior to that, it only took minutes for elements of the Philippine Army to kill eight 

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International lawyers’ group expresses solidarity with Filipino people for just peace and against tyranny

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) passed a resolution on November 30 in its meeting in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to ‘urge the Philippine government to commit to end extrajudicial killings in the “war against illegal drugs”’ and ‘end extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests and other human rights violations against the people and members of 

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Leyte Girl wins Int'l contest

Leyte girl wins int’l Science contest

A student from Leyte bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries to bag the third annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge (BJC) Prize, earning over PHP20 million worth of prizes. She is the first Filipina to win the Challenge. Hillary Diane Andales, 18, from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte personally 

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Duterte’s satisfaction, trust ratings drop – SWS

Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – A September 2017 survey by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) showed a drop in both the net satisfaction rating and net trust rating of President Rodrigo Duterte. Of 1,500 adults surveyed, 67% said they were satisfied with Duterte’s performance while 19% said they were dissatisfied. The rest were undecided. 

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18-year old is latest extrajudicial killing victim

By Kathy Yamzon ManilaToday.net Ephraim Escudero, 18-year old and latest extrajudicial killing victim, was laid to rest today. Relatives and friends joined the funeral march from Escudero’s residence to the Castasus Cemetery in San Pedro City, Laguna. They called for justice for Escudero’s untimely death. Escudero, a father of two kids, went missing on September 

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