Philippines

Another broadcaster shot dead

OZAMIZ CITY – Misamis Occidental broadcaster Ernie Rollin was shot dead early morning Monday in Oroquieta city while on his way to work in a radio station here, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines reported. (Read story…)

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Judge Lifts Warrant on Suspect in Davao Journalist’s Slay

The warrant of arrest issued against Inspector Redempto Acharon, main suspect in the killing of Davao-based radio broadcaster Dennis Cuesta, was lifted by the very judge who issued it. (Read story…)

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Group Condemns Attacks vs. Nun, Other Anti-Mining Activists

An environmental group denounced the attacks against four anti-mining advocates, including a Benedictine nun, in Davao Oriental. Four members of Panalipdan- Davao Oriental were allegedly subjected to illegal search, illegal detention, harassment, intimidation and grave threats by elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA). (Read story…)

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Amid Crisis, A Perilous Reliance on OFW Remittance

The situation OFWs are now facing is a wake-up call for government which has mythologized overseas remittances as some kind of magic bullet for development (Read story…)

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Financial Aid not Skills Trainings Needed by Retrenched Workers, OFWs – KMU

For Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU or May 1st Movement) executive vice chairman Lito Ustarez, free skills training programs for workers and overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) may seem helpful, but are not what the country needs to enable those who are losing their jobs to cope with the global financial crisis. (Read story…)

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4 million more poor Filipinos

Using even the government’s unrealistically low poverty line, the number of poor Filipinos will likely increase by 4 million this year from 2006, according to research group IBON Foundation (Read story…)

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Veteran actor Berting Labra succumbs to emphysema

The body of veteran actor Berting Labra now lies in state at Garden of Memories in Pateros. He died Tuesday, February 10, 2009 in his Pateros residence after a long and hard-fought battle with emphysema. By Bong Godinez Seasoned character actor Berting Labra–best known as the sidekick of the late action great, Fernando Poe, Jr.–died 

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Berting Labra springs to freedom

(Following are excerpts from an article published in the Observer magazine in Feb. 1982 after Berting Labra’s release from prison.) Home at last after 12 long years, Berting Labra is again in command of his life. Having been imprisoned in the New Bilibid Prison, Muntinlupa, since 1969 and after gaining freedom through an acquittal of 

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The Economic Folly of Charter

Cha-cha proponents argue that removing the Constitution’s nationalist provisions is key to reviving foreign investment flows into the country. Yet this is a weak argument for an effort that is also about Pres. Arroyo’s extension in power beyond 2010. IBON Features—Amid lack of public consultation and accusations of railroading legislative processes, the committee on constitutional 

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Charise to sing at the Oscar afterparty

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