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Alliance calls on Filipino people to act amid ‘bleak situation under Duterte’

“The mass killings are meant for mass intimidation! Not just in the drug war, but in the war against authoritarianism, in the war against poverty, and in the war against political dynasties and perpetuation of this system of injustice.” By ALYSSA MAE CLARIN Bulatlat.com MANILA— A broad array of groups and individuals expressed concern over 

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Ni Dimple Paz-Bonganay Nagpunta ako sa mall at bumili sa SM supermarket. Habang nakapila at nag-aantay para bayaran ang pinamili, nagflashback sa akin ang lahat ng mga nangyari noong nagtatrabaho pa ako sa SM Supermarket bilang isang cashier. Madami na akong pinasukang trabaho para lang mai-survive ko ang pag aaral ko, pinakahuli ang SM sa 

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FAST FACTS: Remembering Henry Sy Sr

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ richest man Henry Sy Sr died on Saturday, January 19, at the age of 94. Born Sy Chi Sieng on October 15, 1924, Sy lived in Xiamen in China’s Fujian province where many Filipino-Chinese trace their roots. At 11 years old, Sy left his family and followed his father to 

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Fil-Am actor cast as lead in Broadway hit ‘Hamilton’

Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — Last January 19, Filipino-American actor Marc dela Cruz took the stage as the lead role of the hit-Broadway musical “Hamilton” for the first time. “I am over the moon to be a part of Hamilton,” he said in an interview with New York-based Filipino-American magazine “The FilAm.” “I’ve been a fan 

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Ex-bank manager guilty of money laundering

Philstar.com MANILA, Philippines — A Makati City court  Thursday (Jan. 10) convicted a former bank branch manager of money laundering for her role in one of the biggest cyber-heists in history involving $81 million belonging to the Bangladesh government. In a 26-page decision, Judge Cesar Untalan of Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 149 sentenced 

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IN PHOTOS: Traslación

ManilaToday.net Every January 9, the Traslación of the Black Nazarene (commemoration of the “solemn transfer” of the image’s copy from San Nicolás de Tolentino in Intramuros to Quiapo) makes its way along the streets of Quiapo in the Philippine capital of Manila, with attendees reaching up to 12 million and the procession taking as long 

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Balangiga bells must ring for genuine independence

By Padre Dionito M. Cabillas ManilaToday.net Surely, Filipinos joyously received the Balangiga bells from its colonial master, the United States of America (U.S.). Many opinions and reflections had been shared in public about the Balangiga bells. What is the significance of the return of the Balangiga bells? Have Filipinos been emancipated from U.S. domination now 

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On Sionil Jose’s theoretically correct but historically wrong take on the revolution

By Regletto Aldrich Imbong Rappler.com In a commentary published by the Philippine Star last December 28, 2018, F. Sionil Jose argued the non-necessity of being a communist in making a revolution. In this article, he discussed 4 correct points. First, that our country, “tyrannized by a corrupt political system,” needs a revolution, from way before 

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At least 251 journalists jailed globally – CPJ

Rappler.com MANILA–At least 251 journalists are behind bars for doing their work, according to a Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) report released Thursday, December 13. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists this year than in 2017, while Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer for the third year in a row, imprisoning at least 

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NUJP denounces red-tagging

By Ronalyn V. Olea Bulatlat.com The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) condemned efforts to link the group to the communist movement. Three Manila-based tabloids – Police Files Tonite, Bagong Bomba and Saksi Mata ng Katotohanan – carried the exact same headline: “NUJP PINAMUMUNUAN NG CPP-NPA-NDF” (NUJP HEADED BY CPP-NPA-NDF), the latter initials 

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