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Stranger than fiction: notes on Citizen Jake

By Erika Cruz ManilaToday.net In 1941, a film titled Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles) told the story of a reporter trying to uncover the meaning behind the titular character’s dying word. As he embarks on his search for answers, he discovers a complex personality and his rise from obscurity to affluence before dying a rich 

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‘Fake’ Tanggal-Bulok just a repackaged jeepney phaseout – transport strikers

By Marya Salamat Bulatlat.com MANILA – The jeepney drivers’ strike held yesterday in Metro Manila and some urban centers outside of the capital focused its attention on condemning the Duterte administration’s “Tanggal-bulok, Tanggal-usok” campaign. They described the campaign as just a new name for the jeepney phaseout scheme, which the Duterte administration is now implementing 

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“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers

ManilaToday.net Members of Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma—Sinirangan Bisayas (SAGUPA-SB), Bayan Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar Small Farmers Association (NSSFA) and People Surge stormed the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Quezon City today to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) which seeks to provide monetary compensation to members 

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Double taxes on oil show govt’s lack of concern for poor – IBON

IBON.org Slapping additional taxes on oil products makes the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law anti-poor, research group IBON said. Contrary to the argument that the new law is ‘fair’, the group said that these oil taxes should be scrapped for the benefit of millions of Filipinos who will otherwise continue to suffer 

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Duterte’s Cha-Cha reverses gains of EDSA

By Teddy A. Casiño Rappler.com This year’s EDSA People Power anniversary was marked by widespread protests against President Rodrigo Duterte’s push for Charter Change (Cha-Cha). And with good reason. Taken as a whole, the various proposals to revise or amend the 1987 Constitution are a stark reversal of whatever spirit of democratization, nationalism, and people 

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One Billion Rising 2018: Women rise against ‘fascist, misogynist Duterte’

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA — “Rise! Resist! Unite!” Filipino women channeled their rage and disgust for President Duterte’s recent remark degrading women as they celebrated One Billion Rising 2018 on Feb. 14 at Remedios Circle, Manila. “We are rising and resisting against our own President who doesn’t seem to know how to 

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Anti-Charter Change coalition launched

By Kathy Yamson ManilaToday.net Various groups and individuals gathered today at the Malcolm Hall of the University of the Philippines College of Law today to formally launch the ‘No To Cha-Cha Coalition.’ The group opposed Charter Change being pushed by President Rodrigo Duterte. The newly-launched coalition said that the current efforts to amend or revise 

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National Artist Napoleon Abueva dies

Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines (3rd UPDATE) – National Artist for Sculpture Napoleon Abueva died on Friday, February 16. He was 88. Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Vice President and Artistic Director Chris Millado announced Abueva’s death in a Facebook post, shortly after the Abueva family confirmed the news to media. “It is with deep sadness 

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These movies won big at the 34th PMPC Star Awards for Movies

MANILA, Philippines – It’s that time of the year again! The 34th Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) Star Awards for Movies honored our favorite stars and movies on Sunday, February 18 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater. The night was hosted by Xian Lim, Kim Chiu, Judy Ann Santos, Iza Calzado, Julia Barretto, and Enchong 

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‘People’s right to know rests on press freedom’ – PCIJ

By Aika Rey Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines – Freedom of the press does not only concern journalists but ordinary people’s right to know, Philippine Center for Investigative for Journalism Executive Director Malou Mangahas said on Friday, January 19. Mangahas made the statement at the Black Friday Protest for Freedom in Quezon City on Friday, which was 

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