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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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Govt version of Freedom of Information bill restrictive – journalists

By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — Groups advocating for the passage of a freedom of information law have been waiting for 15 years already but they would not settle for the Aquino administration’s version of the bill, which ironically, turns out to be more restrictive. (Read story…)

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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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