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Chinese casino to replace local businesses in Boracay

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A fisherfolk group slammed what it calls as “double standards” of the Duterte administration in the rehabilitation of Boracay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered the temporary closure of Boracay on the ground that local businesses have violated certain environmental laws. President Rodrigo Duterte himself expressed 

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Filipina scalded by Saudi employer finally coming home

President Duterte, Saudi prince who visited Manila credited for homecoming Fahima ‘Candies’ Alagasi, the 26-year-old household service worker from Pikit, Cotabato who suffered severe burn injuries after she was doused with boiling water by her female employer in Riyadh four years ago, is finally coming home. “I am pleased to report that a few hours 

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‘Fake’ Tanggal-Bulok just a repackaged jeepney phaseout – transport strikers

By Marya Salamat Bulatlat.com MANILA – The jeepney drivers’ strike held yesterday in Metro Manila and some urban centers outside of the capital focused its attention on condemning the Duterte administration’s “Tanggal-bulok, Tanggal-usok” campaign. They described the campaign as just a new name for the jeepney phaseout scheme, which the Duterte administration is now implementing 

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“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers

ManilaToday.net 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 ManilaToday.net 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

Rappler.com 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 (www.kodao.org) 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 Bulatlat.com 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

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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