CNN PH assistant cameraman

CNN Philippines, solon condemn killing of cameraman

“The continued failure of the government to arrest, prosecute and convict the perpetrators is indicative of how little, if any at all, importance that the Aquino administration is making to stop this murderous rampage and end the state of impunity in our country.” MANILA – The CNN Philippines and press freedom advocates condemned the killing 

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Members of KMU and Gabriela offer prayers, flowers and their calls for justice to fire victims and survivors May 15, 2015, at Maysan village hall, Valenzuela City (Photo by M. Salamat /

Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – Even as Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Kentex legal counsel Renato Paraiso and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz are telling the mainstream media about the factory owners’ compliance with labor standards, building requirements and fire and safety requirements, the death of 72 people, as of the last count, because of the 

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Interview with Pacquiao before the Fight of the Century

Jalen Rose 1-on-1 With Boxer Manny Pacquiao | Grantland Channel

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No choice but to ‘break protocol’ for Mary Jane

By Inday Espina-Varona The personal touch has always been one of President Benigno Aquino’s greatest strengths. It has also been a major weakness of the Philippine’s incumbent Chief Executive. When it moves him, Mr. Aquino can be dogged, emphatic, unleashing the Aquino charm. Conversely, the President comes off as unfeeling and uncaring, and prone to 

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Satisfaction with Aquino gov’t : At all-time low – SWS

The Aquino administration suffers a 15-point fall in its overall public satisfaction ratings – a performance downgrade from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’ MANILA–Less than half of Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Based on the latest Social Weathers Station (SWS) survey results released Tuesday, April 21, 48% of 

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Triumphant return of the PH to Venice Art Exhibition

The Department of Foreign Affairs hosted a press conference on April 15 on the participation of the Philippines in the 56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, in cooperation with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The press conference highlighted the country’s historic return to the 

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‘Unknown’ senior citizen discounts can reach P117M

MANILA–Lawyer Romulo Macalintal called on senior citizens like him to execute a waiver in order to channel unclaimed discounts in electricity and water bills to a common fund. Macalintal, who champions senior citizens’ rights, said not many senior citizens know that they are entitled to a minimum 5% discount in their monthly electricity and water 

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Military abuses in Southern PH

By Carlos H. Conde

 Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure the heat in makeshift evacuation camps with inadequate food, medical care, and sporadic electricity supply. Many are sick; at least 

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Veloso family asks Aquino 
to save Mary Jane’s life. 
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Veloso family urges Aquino: ‘Save Mary Jane’

By Janess Ann J. Ellao MANILA — “Show us that you are the president.” This was Marites Veloso-Laurente’s challenge to President Aquino in a press conference held in front of the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City today, Apr. 7. Laurente is the sister of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino facing 

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“End the calvary of the people. Aquino should resign.”

Aquino is Pontius Pilate in urban poor’s ‘kalbaryo’

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA–Members of progressive groups trooped to Mendiola in a “Lenten-inspired” protest to call for President Aquino’s resignation today, Mar. 30. “End the calvary of the people. Aquino should resign,” protesters chanted. Some protesters carried black crosses representing the misdeeds of the Aquino administration – demolition, Public-Private Partnership, increasing prices of 

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