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Finding fulfillment in serving the poor

MANILA – Life is getting more and more difficult nowadays and many Filipinos have been seeking work abroad. Health professionals for one opt to work abroad for the betterment of their family’s lives. But registered nurses Christ Ian Mostrales, 27 and Sean Herbert Velches, 27, chose to stay in the country despite the offers to 

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Bikini pic issue: School sues over ‘bad parenting’

MANILA, Philippines – Now it’s St Theresa’s College’s turn to sue. The Catholic school based in Cebu filed criminal charges against the parents of 3 of its high school students barred from their graduation ceremonies over photos of them in bikinis. Sun.Star Cebu reported Wednesday, April 2 that the STC filed the case to “affirm 

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Corona vs Ombudsman: What’s at stake?

MANILA, Philippines – Why would Chief Justice Renato Corona want the Ombudsman – a former colleague at the Supreme Court – to testify against him in his own impeachment trial? On May 8, the defense asked the Senate, sitting as an impeachment court, to subpoena Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales so she can disclose her findings on 

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OBITUARY: Gloria Licad-Lanot – 1917-2012

Music teacher and pianist, passed away at age 94 on Sabado de Gloria, April 7, 2012. Born in Lubao, Pampanga, on August 15, 1917, she obtained an AB degree, major in Piano, at St. Scholastica’s College; an MA in Piano at Chicago Musical College, where she got a standing ovation at her graduation recital; and 

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Luisita goes to farmers

SUPREME COURT DECIDES: IT’S FINAL MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Voting 14-0, the Supreme Court on Tuesday, April 24, reiterated its ruling ordering the total distribution of Hacienda Luisita to about 6,000 farmer-beneficiaries. In a separate voting, the SC also stood pat on an earlier ruling that the Hacienda Luisita Inc (HLI) should be compensated based 

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Court orders arrest of three soldiers accused of raping 17-year old

Although there is still a long way to go before the perpetrators are finally brought to the bar of justice, we hope that this initial success in Mutya’s struggle for justice would inspire other victims to also come out and pursue justice for the violence and abuse committed against them by military men and other 

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Siblings send birthday greetings to missing activist James Balao

James Balao, a member of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) has been missing since September 17, 2008, the day he was abducted by suspected state security forces in La Trinidad, Benguet. Below is the letter written by his siblings. (Read story…)

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On Earth Day, environmentalists urge Aquino to declare a moratorium on destructive mining

uezon City, Philippines – Environmentalists formed a human chain in Quezon Memorial Circle Sunday, April 22, in celebration of Earth Day 2012 which they took also as occasion to challenge the Aquino government to implement a nationwide moratorium on large-scale mining. The environmentalist groups have documented how destructive mining has been poisoning the Philippines’ river 

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After Baguio tree-cutting, SM linked to Paranaque demolition

MANILA,Philippines – Is SM in trouble again? After getting in hot water for supposedly cutting trees for a mall expansion in Baguio City, the group is now being linked to a violent demolition in Parañaque that left 1 dead and several others injured on Monday, April 23. Sheila Bernal, president of a homeowners association in 

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PNoy, Grace Lee break up; Pacquiao gets the cold shoulder

MANILA, Philippines – We’ve confirmed it with 3 sources close to the President: he’s broken up with Grace Lee. The breakup happened just this April. This ends what initially looked like a serious relationship for the country’s most powerful leader. Only in March, a Palace staffer was telling us about how the President seemed so 

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