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Luneta rally delivers a resounding ‘Never again to Martial Law’

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The crowd was a friendly, cheerful mix of old and young. There were schoolkids, millennials, middle-aged and seniors. Their placards and printed out tarps were witty yet angry and committed to fighting the return of, or tendencies toward, Martial Law, extra-judicial killings, corruption, and tyranny. They clapped, chanted and 

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Protesters slam Duterte, Luneta park admin for trying to limit September 21 rally space

By Manila Today Staff – Sep 20, 2017 “And as a mater of fact, I’m giving you all the space, all the streets. Wala nang permit-permit. Sige, bahala kayo. Hindi ko nga rin kayo mahuli kung manghingi ako ng permit because that is guaranteed under the Constitution, the right for a redress of grievance, the 

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SC orders release of all detainees whose pending cases exceed mandated periods

By Rey Panaligan Manila Bulletin The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the release of “all detainees whose pending cases have gone beyond the mandated periods for the conduct of preliminary investigation, or whose cases have already been dismissed on inquest or preliminary investigation, despite pending appeal, reconsideration, reinvestigation or automatic review by the Secretary of 

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‘Justice for Kian’ | Groups rally for slain victims of War on Drugs

MANILA – Different groups today, Aug. 21, joined the “Walk for Justice” in Caloocan City to demand police accountability in the killing of a minor and for all victims of President Duterte’s War on Drugs. Groups led by the Stop the Killings Network and Rise Up for Life and Rights gathered in the village 160, 

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Group claims dead in Duterte’s drug war now at 13,000

By Mart D. Sambalud Bulatlat.com DAVAO CITY, Philippines—Human rights advocates demand the Duterte administration to end the spate of killings as the casualties of the bloody war on drugs now stood at 13,000. “The human rights situation in the Philippines has become far worse than how it was in the first quarter of President Duterte’s 

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Progressive groups enraged by CA rejection of Taguiwalo as social welfare minister

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA – Calling it a “rejection of reforms,” various progressive groups deplored the Commission on Appointments’s dismissal of the ad interim appointment of Judy Taguiwalo as social welfare secretary on Wednesday, Aug. 16. “The rejection of Sec. Taguiwalo only shows that the interest of patronage politics and corruption prevails. 

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Lumad leader urges Duterte to build rather than destroy IP schools

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – To address the indigenous people’s lack of access to education, President Rodrigo Duterte should build more schools rather than threatening to bomb educational facilities in Mindanao’s tribal communities, a tribal leader said on Wednesday. Datu Jomorito Goaynon, regional chairperson of the tribal group Kalumbay in Northern Mindanao, said it 

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SONA protesters face Duterte

By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte made another record first, as right after giving his two-hour official speech inside Congress, he walked straight outside to Batasan Road, to face thousands of protesters who had just spent the whole day criticizing his administration. His appeal 

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OFW Jennifer Dalquez acquitted, saved from death row

By Marya Salamat MANILA –Jailed overseas Filipina worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez was saved from execution in the United Arab Emirates. The Court of Appeals in Al Ain acquitted her from the alleged crime of murder at a hearing Monday, June 19. Ms. Dalquez, 30, was charged with murder for allegedly killing her employer, Mr. Alaryani. 

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Progressive groups set ‘National Day of Prayer’ on June 12

By Ian Irving Bazarte MANILA – Various progressive church, human rights and urban poor groups are set to hold an inter-faith prayer rally on Independence Day, June 12, to call for an end to President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law in Mindanao and for a stop to human rights violations. Dubbed the “National Day of Prayer 

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