STATEMENT: Freedom of expression in the time of Duterte

OVER three years ago, the nation has been promised: change is coming. And change did come, but things took a turn for the worse. As the nation marks President Rodrigo Duterte’s third year in power, we look back in sheer dismay over the unprecedented attacks perpetrated primarily by the state, with the apparent goal of 

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Artists group launches comics about killings of Negros farmers

By JOHN  AARON MARK MACARAEG MANILA — Artists group Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA) launched Sauron, a comics anthology on the killings of Negros farmers, July 19 at the Pineapple Lab, Poblacion, Makati City. Sauron is filled with stories and illustrations of state forces’ killings, arrests, searches, and torture that took place 

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Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members By Alexa Villano MANILA, Philippines — The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences released the list of names of people they’ve invited to be part of the organization. Among those invited are 

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DOJ to start sending subpoenas to Robredo, 35 others

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra dismisses Bikoy’s link to the Office of the Solicitor General By Lian Buan MANILA–The Department of Justice (DOJ) will soon start sending out subpoenas to Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 others, including sitting lawmakers of the Liberal Party, as the panel of prosecutors start hearing an inciting to sedition 

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Manny Pacquiao v Keith Thurman

Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

By Roy Luarca Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman LOS ANGELES, USA–The Manny Pacquiao legend knows no bounds. Already a sure Hall of Famer, Pacquiao climbed further in the ladder of boxing greats with a convincing beating of the previously untouchable 

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Prices still higher now than start of Duterte admin

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that while June inflation has slowed, the prices of basic food items are still higher, especially when compared to prices at the start of the Duterte administration. The wages and incomes of many Filipinos are unable to keep up with the high prices. The group said that food 

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UN body adopts reso to probe killings in PH

MANILA — In a historic decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted July 11 the Iceland’s resolution to look into the human rights situation in the Philippines. During the 41st session of the UN HRC in Geneva, Switzerland, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution while 14 voted against. Fifteen member-states abstained from 

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Didipio residents stage barricade as Oceanagold continues operation sans license

“The ongoing barricade by the affected citizens in Nueva Vizcaya echoes the battle that we’ve been long fighting. We want them gone and be held liable for their atrocities…” By JOHN AARON MARK MACARAEG MANILA — The continuous operation of mining company Oceanagold, despite the expiration of its financial and technical assistance agreement (FTAA) 

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Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation

“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Human rights group Karapatan welcomes the draft 

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2 political prisoners in Samar released

Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration. By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Not guilty. This was the decision of Basey Regional Trial Court Judge Tarcelo Sabarre on the case of illegal possession of firearms and explosives against Joel 

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