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Heartbreak over V-Day

MANILA TODAY At past 8pm on February 13, he was allowed to eat on his own. His rice and viand were packed in what market retailers would call “1-kilo plastic bag.” He wrapped his right hand with one of those clear plastic bags so he could eat with his hand. He could probably have eaten 

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Duterte to discuss peace talks with Leftists Cabinet members on Feb. 20

DAVAO TODAY DAVAO CITY, Philippines —- National Anti-Poverty Commission Lead Convenor Liza Maza said she and two other Left-leaning Cabinet officials and government negotiators will be meeting President Rodrigo Duterte on February 20. Maza said the Cabinet has not yet taken up the issue of the terminated peace talks with the National Democratic Front of 

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Trump presidency bodes ill for smaller nations like PH

IBON.org America’s inauguration of its 45th President sent jitters across the world as to the future of foreign policies, said research group IBON. For the Philippines, whose economy has been influenced largely by the US for many decades, this is an opportune time to rethink its economic policies and its relations not only with the 

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Scams in the online dating world

BUSINESS WORLD GONE ARE the days when introducing oneself to prospective romantic partners required actual physical effort (and mental courage). Today it is so much easier — and convenient — to log on to online dating sites which use algorithms to try and find you a perfect date — or, as Russian cybersecurity and antivirus 

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How to deal with love, romance and rejection on Valentine’s Day

Rappler.com Take care lovers, wherever you are, as Valentine’s Day is soon upon us. Whether you’re in a relationship or want to be in a relationship, research over a number of years shows that February 14 can be a day of broken hearts and broken wallets. A study by US psychologists in 2004 found that relationship breakups 

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103 lawmakers sign House reso urging Duterte to resume peace talks

DAVAO TODAY DAVAO CITY–More than a hundred lawmakers signed a House resolution Thursday urging President Rodrigo Duterte to resume the peace talks with Communists, recognizing the gains made for the benefit of the people. House Resolution No. 769 was authored by 103 lawmakers, 20 were from Mindanao, 11 from Visayas, 42 from Luzon and 30 

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On Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

MANILA TODAY Interview with Prof. Epifanio San Juan Jr. The war on drugs in the Philippines went on for six months before it was ordered halted on January 29 by President Rodrigo Duterte and on January 30 by his Chief of Philippine National Police Ronald Dela Rosa. The impetus was the kidnapping of South Korean 

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Land reform is key to inclusive growth–Green Action PH

IBON.org As thousands of farmers camp out in Davao City to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Mendiola Massacre and to demand land to the tiller and just peace, the multi-sector Green Action Philippines (PH) network called on the Duterte administration to prioritize agrarian reform in its development plan to achieve inclusive growth. The network 

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‘Difficult but successful’ round of talks ends in Rome

ROME, Italy—The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) concluded their “difficult but successful” round of formal peace talks a week after it opened, five days of which were spent in “exacting” negotiations. The parties said they achieved advances on six major issues listed on their 

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SWS: 3.1 million Filipino families suffer from hunger in Q4 2016

MANILA, Philippines – An estimated 3.1 million Filipino families experienced involuntary hunger at least once during the 4th quarter of 2016, a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey reported. Published first on BusinessWorld on Tuesday, January 24, survey results showed that 13.9% of respondents suffered from involuntary hunger from November to December 2016. This is 

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