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Philippine journalist shot, killed in front of wife, daughter

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the shooting death of Philippine radio commentator and community newspaper publisher Christopher Guarin and calls on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice quickly. Guarin, a block time radio broadcaster with Radyo Mo Nationwide and publisher of Tatak News, was shot and killed by unidentified motorcycle-riding assailants on Thursday 

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Luisita farm workers wary of Aquino’s motives behind Corona impeachment

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Farm workers of the Hacienda Luisita warned President Benigno S. Aquino III against his “continuing manipulation” to reverse the Supreme Court decision ordering land distribution. In a press conference this morning, Rodel Mesa, secretary general of Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (Uma) said that while they support 

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Communities with mining applications suffer ‘legal terrorism’ – Canadian church mission

ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY – Members of the Beaconsfield Initiative, an exposure mission comprised mostly of Canadian church members, visited the Cordillera Region last week. Focusing on areas where Canadian Mining Companies operate, they found out that there is an ongoing “legal terrorism” victimizing the community people. Reverend Patricia Lisson, directress of the 

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Landslide: 25 dead, 150 missing in Compostela Valley

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll in the pre-dawn landslide in Pantukan town, Compostela Valley has climbed to 27, according to the Municipal Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) Friday (Jan. 6). MDRRMC spokesperson Dr. Bong Lataya told ANC that 23 of the recovered bodies have already been identified. (Read story…)

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Reward for Palparan now P1M

MANILA–Authorities have raised to P1 million the reward money for information that would lead to the arrest of retired Maj. General Jovito Palparan, who is an accused in the kidnapping of two missing student activists of the University of the Philippines. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo agreed 

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Palparan ordered by court to surrender

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MALOLOS, Bulacan – As long as retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. remains at large, he could not seek relief from the court. This was the decision of Judge Teodora Gonzales of the Bulacan Regional Trial Court Branch 14 in today’s hearing on the charges filed against Palparan and three 

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Luisita farm workers hold assembly, call for immediate land distribution

“Somehow, we see justice for our martyrs who struggled hard for this day to come.” – Lito Bais, Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com HACIENDA LUISITA, Tarlac – “This is an early Christmas gift from the Lord,” Mila Gonzales, 58, said, referring to the Supreme Court decision ordering the land distribution 

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Mining Applications Cover the Entire Cordillera Region

If all mining applications in the Cordillera region were approved, it would cover 1.7 million of the 1.8 million hectares of the entire region. By Lyn V. Ramo Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY- If all the applications for Financial and Technical Assistance Agreements (FTAAs), Mineral Production Sharing Agreements (MPSA) and exploration permits (EPAs) in the Cordillera 

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Cordillera IPs, Workers Hit Gov’t Mining Safety Week Fete

BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) — Cordillera indigenous peoples and workers’ groups condemned the mine safety week celebrations of the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau-Department of Environment and Natural Resources (MGB-DENR), saying that large-scale corporate mining is unsafe. “MGB and DENR officials are at Camp John Hay enjoying themselves while indigenous peoples in mining 

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40 days after, still no one arrested for killing of Italian priest

MANILA – Human rights groups marked the 40th day since Italian priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio was killed in a liturgical gathering at Plaza Miranda, Nov. 26. Tentorio, an Italian missionary who lived among the Manobo tribe in Mindanao, was shot dead inside the Church compound in Arakan Valley, North Cotabato, Oct. 17. “It is a 

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