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Kin of victims mark Int’l Day of the Disappeared by calling for justice anew

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the International Day of the Disappeared, more than a hundred relatives and colleagues of missing activists gathered today in front of a mall in Quezon City where Jonas Burgos was taken. Protesters put up a signage that read: “Mag-ingat sa mandurukot. Dito dinukot ng mga militar si 

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Mothers, lawyers of 2 missing UP students incredulous over soldier’s denial

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – One of the security escorts of retired Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. denied any involvement in the abduction of University of the Philippines (UP) students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan and farmer Manuel Merino. In his counter-affidavit submitted to the Department of Justice (DOJ) panel, August 31, Staff Sgt. 

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Bill to protect workers against contractual employment filed

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Citing recent studies that show that seven out of ten companies implement combinations of flexible work arrangements, Anakpawis filed a bill seeking to protect the security of tenure of workers. Anakpawis Rep. Rafael Mariano recently filed House Bill 5110 or An Act Strengthening the Workers’ Security of Tenure, 

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Residents of San Roque remain vigilant amid threat of demolition

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Residents of Sitio San Roque in Quezon City remain vigilant even after Mayor Herbert Bautista have extended the deadline for the demolition of their homes. “It is hard to be poor because we are always neglected by our government,” Pilar Angeles, 82, more commonly known as Nanay 

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Access to information more difficult under Aquino

MANILA – A recent study by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) revealed that access to official information is more difficult now than during the Arroyo administration. PCIJ’s Malou Mangahas shared their findings in a policy forum organized by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR). The study was conducted between September 2010 

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Proof of military sabotage of party-list elections exposed

Reports of how the AFP has been attacking and preventing the victory of progressive party-list groups abound. But the smoking gun that would prove these allegations was finally discovered: it was contained in the testimonies that the Mayuga report suppressed. By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com At last there’s concrete and indisputable proof that the 

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Dengue kills 54 in 2 weeks

abs-cbnNEWS.com Posted at 08/25/2011 6:55 PM | Updated as of 08/26/2011 7:39 AM MANILA, Philippines – Fifty-four people have died of dengue across the country in a span of 2 weeks, the Department of Health (DOH) said on Thursday. According to the latest DOH report, there were 56,005 dengue cases nationwide from January up to 

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Aquino allocates one percent of 2012 budget for migrant workers

“The budget for OFW services is only 0.43 percent of the debt-servicing budget; three precent of the military budget, 14 percent of PPP funds, and 1.9 percent of the presidential un-programmed funds or the President’s pork barrel.” – Migrante International By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) added up $18 

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Nanay Lolit and 9/11

By JOE PENNEY Bulatlat.com At half past eight in the morning of September 11th, 2001, I was in my first class period Social Studies and the lesson was on the American civil war. It was the fourth day of eighth grade, and a half-hour earlier I had ridden my bicycle from my home, passing the 

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Aquino 2012 budget proposal lacks transparency

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Deliberations on the 2012 national budget started yesterday at the House of Representatives and progressive lawmakers have come out with scalpels to dissect it. Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño said that the Benigno Aquino III government’s fiscal proposal for the year 2012 amounting to P1.816 trillion ($42.232 billion) is 

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