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3 new election fraud witnesses surface

MANILA, Philippines – Three more people have surfaced to reveal what they know about the alleged election fraud in Maguindanao in the 2007 midterm polls. Affidavits of the 3 witnesses are now in the hands of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), poll body chairman Sixto Brillantes said on Wednesday. “May detalye yung 3 mga testigo, 

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Arroyo may face life imprisonment, lawmaker says

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may face life imprisonment if former Commission on Elections supervisor Lintang Bedol’s statements on alleged cheating in Mindanao in the 2004 presidential election are proven true, a lawmaker said on Friday. Bedol claimed that Fernando Poe Jr. — and not Arroyo — won the 2004 presidential 

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Disbarment case filed vs Duterte

MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to disbar Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte for repeatedly punching a trial court sheriff during the demolition of informal settlers’ shanties in the Agdao district last July 1. A source said it was not sheriff Abe Andres, who was at the receiving end of the 

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Protestant Church sues Arroyo for killings, human rights abuses

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – While the Aquino government dilly dallies in running after former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, her family, and officials of her administration, different groups have filed cases against the former president and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officials for plunder and human rights violations. Now, it is a church 

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Killings, threats against journalists escalating

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Another radio broadcaster was shot dead, the fourth journalist killed under the new administration. According to a report by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), Romeo Olea, 49, was riding a motorcycle on his way to the radio dwEB office in Nabua, Camarines Sur when he 

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Whitewash feared in extrajudicial killing where soldiers were clearly involved

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Whenever a case of an extrajudicial killing is being blamed on soldiers, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is quick to deny that its members are involved. But in this case, two of its soldiers were caught by policemen, who did not know that the persons they 

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Pacquiao bats for P125 wage hike for workers

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – He may be about to move into a renovated house in Forbes Park, the Philippines’ toniest address, and he may be one of the globally famous athletes with net worth huge enough to land him on Forbes magazine’s annual listing of billionaires. In Philippine congress, he is one of 

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‘Motel’ in Prison

NEW BILIBID PRISON IN MUNTINLUPA MANILA–The state of VIPs in the New Bilibid Prison’s (NBP) Maximum Security Compound drew the ire of lawmakers who went on an ocular inspection of the NBP in Muntinlupa City. (Read story…)

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Recurring problems greet millions of students

MANILA, Philippines – A new school year began on Monday for millions of students across the country, many of them returning to face the same old problems: cramped classrooms, too few teachers, and not enough supplies. At the Batasan Hills National High School (BHNHS) in Quezon City, around 13,000 students use 72 classrooms. (Read story…)

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HK maids upset over wage decision

MANILA, Philippines – The Asian Migrants Coordinating Body in Hong Kong (AMCB-HK) expressed their disappointment after the Hong Kong government announced increases in their minimum allowable wage (MAW) and food allowance. “It is still not enough,” said AMCB-HK spokesperson Dolores Balladares in a press statement. (Read story…)

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