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No whitewash in Sagay massacre probe, various groups urge

MANILA – Various groups protested the massacre of nine farmers in Hacienda Nene, Purok Pine Tree Bulanon village, Sagay City. They trooped to the gates of the Department of National Defense and Camp Crame Quezon City to denounce the October 20 killing of peasants. The massacre victims, all members of National Federation of Sugarcane Workers 

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Fighting off hunger, thousands launch collective farming

“Not one area of any successful bungkalan did not go through harassment from soldiers, goons, policemen.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Eden Gualberto practically raised her three children through farming. She earns P1,000 a week from selling banana, cassava and vegetables. Gualberto, 42, and most of the farmers in sitio Compra, San Mateo, 

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Lawyer Romulo Macalintal with his ever supportive wife, Milagros Macalintal, also joined him at the Comelec when he filed his COC.

Macalintal files COC for Senator

Mr. Senior Citizen: MacaRomy: For Senator accompanied by the kawyers of Marcos, FPJ and Robredo True to his promise to take up the cudgels for senior citizens and persons with disability (PWDs), prominent election lawyer and advocate for elderly rights Romulo Macalintal filed his certificate of candidacy for Senator on its last day of filing 

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Decade of 7% PH Growth: It’s Just A Fantasy

By Sonny Africa In a speech before leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Bali, Indonesia, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte said that the country is on an “upward trajectory of growth”. He was echoing the country’s economic managers who were recently touting a recovery of Philippine economic growth to the 7-8% target next 

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Inflation worsening: Gov’t should act fast as households’ incomes hemorrhage

Research group IBON said that inflation has not tapered off as government projected but has accelerated in September, highlighting government’s continued neglect in addressing rapidly rising prices of goods and services. The group said that government continues to push failed neoliberal measures, while feigning concern for Filipino families struggling with a quickly falling purchasing power. 

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‘Arroyo’s Cha-cha opens up her possible return to the presidency’

Colmenares on Arroyo’s draft charter Bayan Muna Chairman and former Rep. Neri Colmenares today (Oct. 9) said that the Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 which Speaker Gloria Arroyo filed contains provisions which could catapult her back to the presidency. “ While Article XVII section 2 provide that the incumbent president and vice president shall 

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Michael Yang is presidential economic adviser

By Ellen Tordesillas Things will never be the same between China and President Duterte after the latter’s unprovoked comment about businessman Michael Yang and Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua at the dinner with officers and members Philippine Military Academy Alumni Association, Inc. last Oct. 4 in Malacañang. Duterte is now regarded by Chinese officials as a 

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Filipino women journalists: attacked but unbowed*

Journalists cannot sit idly by while the highest official of the land leads the attacks on press freedom and wields the machinery of government to peddle lies and deception. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — For reporting the truth behind a gruesome killing in Mindanao, veteran journalist Julie Alipala was branded a terrorist in 

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Critical thinking under government attack, transformative education at risk

Recent government statements including by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Philippine National Police (PNP) aim to stifle critical thinking of educators and students. By trying to censor ideas it finds objectionable, the State is violating the public’s right to free expression and academic freedom. This will stop education from being truly transformative. 

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RED-TAGGING. Members of the film community are up in arms after the military claimed students are being recruited by the Communist Party of the Philippines through film screenings. Photo courtesy of Dakila

Statements on Red-Tagging

Read the full statements of the organizations here: DAKILA DAKILA, the artist-activist group behind the Active Vista Human Rights Film Festival, condemns the “red-tagging” of the Duterte administration of schools, youth, artists and groups organizing Martial Law-themed film screenings. DAKILA, a group known to organize film screenings complemented with discussions on social messages of the 

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