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‘Endo’ kings not in DOLE list are Duterte’s friends

What could possibly explain the exclusion of these giant conglomerates – two of the biggest not only in the Philippines but also in the Asian region? By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has recently released a list of 20 firms that it said are engaged or suspected to 

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Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso

“The SC decision lacks any sense of social justice.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After waiting for more than six years, the farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita remain empty-handed. In a resolution, the Supreme Court said that the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) already complied with its order to distribute unspent funds from the P1.33-billion 

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Philippines: ‘Anti-loitering’ arrests target poor

New police campaign has nabbed 8,000 suspects, many detained in overcrowded jails (Manila, June 26, 2018) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) should immediately end a “crime prevention” campaign that has disproportionately targeted “loiterers” in low-income areas of Manila and other cities, Human Rights Watch said today. Since June 13, 2018, police have arrested more 

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Peace talks to possibly resume in September

By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions MANILA–The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) may resume in September. The NDFP said they have agreed to continue the peace negotiations with the Rodrigo Duterte government after listening to the GRP Panel’s explanation 

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Groups call for justice for killed priests

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Killing a man of the cloth inside the church highlights the unfettered disregard for life under the current administration.” The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR), in a statement, strongly condemned the killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. Fr. Nilo was killed around 5 p.m. 

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On Independence Day, comfort women protest PH gov’t bowing to Japanese gov’t

MANILA – On Independence Day, June 12, members of Lila Pilipinas an organization of comfort women, Flowers4Lolas and supporters braved the rain to protest the removal of the comfort woman statue at Roxas Boulevard in Manila. Lila Pilipina criticized the government for allowing the removal of the statue in exchange for “billions of pesos of 

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Araw ng Huwad na Kalayaan

Lilipas na naman ang taunang paggunita ng Araw ng Kalayaan tuwing Hunyo 12. Anang itinuturo sa mga bata mula elementarya, nagdeklara ang Pilipinas ang kanyang kalayaan noong araw na iyon sa taong 1898 sa Cavite El Viejo (ngayo’y Kawit, Cavite) sa bintana ng kanyang tahanan ang binansagang unang pangulo ng Republika ng Pilipinas na si 

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From one invader to another (Excerpt from History of the Filipino People – Challenges and Responses to Nationhood)

On June 12, 1898, Philippine independence was declared in a ceremony in Kawit, Cavite. For the first time, the national flag made by Marcela Agoncillo in Hongkong was raised, while the bands played Marcha National Filipina written by Julian Felipe. Ambrosio Rianzares Bautista wrote and read the Declaration of Independence. Aguinaldo announced the separation of 

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Time for govt to come up with realistic poverty threshold – IBON

Research group IBON said that it is about time for government to update its poverty threshold to reflect a more realistic poverty reduction target. This is in light of National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Secretary Ernesto Pernia’s recent statement that Php42,000 a month is “a decent income at least to live above the poverty 

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Jobs crisis intensifying under Duterte – IBON

Over 700,000 jobs lost in agriculture and fisheries Research group IBON said that despite recently hyped growth of 6.8% in first quarter 2018 the country’s jobs situation continues to worsen under the Duterte administration. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the employment rate grew slightly to 94.5% in April 2018, while the unemployment rate 

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