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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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Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso

“The SC decision lacks any sense of social justice.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After waiting for more than six years, the farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita remain empty-handed. In a resolution, the Supreme Court said that the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) already complied with its order to distribute unspent funds from the P1.33-billion 

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Peace talks to possibly resume in September

By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions MANILA–The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) may resume in September. The NDFP said they have agreed to continue the peace negotiations with the Rodrigo Duterte government after listening to the GRP Panel’s explanation 

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Groups call for justice for killed priests

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Killing a man of the cloth inside the church highlights the unfettered disregard for life under the current administration.” The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR), in a statement, strongly condemned the killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. Fr. Nilo was killed around 5 p.m. 

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On Independence Day, comfort women protest PH gov’t bowing to Japanese gov’t

MANILA – On Independence Day, June 12, members of Lila Pilipinas an organization of comfort women, Flowers4Lolas and supporters braved the rain to protest the removal of the comfort woman statue at Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Lila Pilipina criticized the government for allowing the removal of the statue in exchange for “billions of pesos of 

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Martial law victims start claiming compensation

Hundreds of Martial Law human rights violations victims trooped to the Commission on Human Rights in Quezon City Friday to start claiming their compensations. Following the release of the initial list of 4,000 eligible claimants by the Human Rights Victims Claims Board earlier this month, cheques are now being distributed to survivors of Martial Law 

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Gabriela condemns govt’s removal of comfort woman statue

By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions MANILA — Women’s group Gabriela strongly condemned the removal of the comfort woman statue along Roxas Boulevard in Manila Friday, saying the move is a desecration of Filipino women’s dignity. Blaming Japan and the Rodrigo Duterte government for the statue’s removal, the group said the move casts a foul insult 

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National Artist Cirilo Bautista, 76

MANILA–National Artist for Literature Cirilo Bautista died early yesterday after more than a month’s confinement at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City. He was 76. Bautista was a celebrated poet, author, critic, columnist, professor of literature and Palanca Awards Hall of Famer. He spent many years teaching at De La Salle University (DLSU) where he obtained 

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