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NUJP: Westmincom Biodata Requirement Violates Press Freedom

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines has expressed outrage at the sudden requirement by Maj. Eugene Batara, spokesman of the military’s Western Mindanao Command (Westmincom), for journalists to fill up biodata forms before they can be accredited for coverage. (Read story…)

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Sen. Jamby Madrigal, NDF urge: Resumption of peace talks

AMSTERDAM–Amsterdam, Philippine Senator Jamby Madrigal and Luis G. Jalandoni of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines signed Wednesday (Oct. 12) a historic joint statement, pushing for the resumption of formal talks and acceleration of peace negotiations between the armed revolutionaries of the NDFP and the Manila government within the presidential term of Gloria M. 

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Pacman now 90% fit for fight vs The Great Oscar

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE — STILL a full month before he embarks on the biggest, richest fight of his career, Manny Pacquiao declared himself fit and ready against an adversary considered one of the biggest names in boxing history. Now in his fourth week of training at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles for his 

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Danding gears up for 2010 polls

PHILIPPINE NEWS SERVICE– Although the next presidential race is three years away, business tycoon Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. has expressed his desire for the Nationalist People’s Coalition to gear up this early for the battle royale. Cojuangco wants his party to put up a presidential and vice presidential tandem in the 2010 polls, according to a 

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Gabriela Women’s Party protests new wave of persecution

Militant women’s partylist group Gabriela has vowed to defend itself against escalating state-instigated attacks and political persecution on progressive partylist groups and militant organizations nationwide. Gabriela Women’s Party national president and partylist representative Liza Maza said that in the partylist organization’s recently concluded National Council meeting, they have adopted resolutions to combat head on the 

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IBON Survey: Filipinos give Arroyo failing mark for performance

For her performance as chief executive, respondents of the latest IBON nationwide survey gave Pres.Gloria Arroyo a failing grade of 70.2, while her net satisfaction rating remained at a low -75.6— one of the lowest she received since she assumed office in 2004. 71.02% of respondents gave Arroyo a failing grade between 65 and 74 

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Soldiers raid evacuation center in N. Cotabato

Early last month, Rakman Suleik and his 17-year-old son Samsudin, together with a few others, fled from the fighting between government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Aleosan, North Cotabato. They had evacuated, to safety or so they thought, at the house of a certain Colonel Maguid of the Philippine National Police 

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Witness insists bombing that killed 4 children, 2 adults was deliberate

Mohalidin Unsi insists that the bombing attack by an OV 10 aircraft that killed four children, his wife and father-in-law, September 8, while they were fleeing on a boat was deliberate. He said they were even fired upon by soldiers while they were retrieving the bodies of the dead children. (Read story…)

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Two more union leaders nabbed, another being hunted down

The crackdown against Southern Tagalog activists continues as two more union leaders were arrested this morning. Arnaldo Seminiano and Sonny Gum-o, both organizers of Ilaw-Buklod ng Manggagawa (IBM), were arrested by four policemen around 10 a.m. at Manggahan, General Trias in Cavite, a report from the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR) said. 

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Colleagues say missing activist alive

BAGUIO CITY—The Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) received information from a ‘reliable and credible’ source saying that missing activist James Balao is alive and is being detained by state security forces. According to Beverly Longid, CPA chairperson, the information they received Thursday came from an informant who is among the ranks of state security forces. (Read 

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