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Delegates of the National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) held on February 18-19, 2018 in Compostela town, Compostela Valley. (Contributed photo)

Trade union violations revealed in fact-finding mission

  DavaoToday.com DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned on Friday the rise of human rights violations and union busting in Compostela town. Banana plantation workers of Sumitomo Fruit told the NFFM held on February 18-19, that the violations intensified after eight KMU-affiliated unions 

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Sister Patricia Fox after her release from the Bureau of Immigration, April 17. 
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Immigration bureau orders Aussie nun to leave the Philippines

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has forfeited the missionary visa of Australian missionary Patricia Anne Fox and ordered her to leave the country In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that Bureau’s board of commissioners (BOC) forfeited Fox’s privilege of holding a missionary visa due to her 

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Duterte orders Congress to fast track impeachment of Chief Justice

DavaoToday.com MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered House of Representatives to expedite the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as he declared the top magistrate an enemy he wanted to get rid of. Duterte issued the scathing remark against the Chief Justice on-leave during Monday’s press conference at the Davao International Airport before 

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Human rights abuses continue unabated in Northern Mindanao, group says

By Jigger J. Jerusalem DavaoToday.com CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Cases of abuses against civilians allegedly perpetrated by state security forces continue to pile up in parts of Northern Mindanao as martial rule is still in effect in Mindanao, a report of a fact-finding body revealed Monday. Conducted by the Northern Mindanao region team 

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Chinese casino to replace local businesses in Boracay

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A fisherfolk group slammed what it calls as “double standards” of the Duterte administration in the rehabilitation of Boracay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered the temporary closure of Boracay on the ground that local businesses have violated certain environmental laws. President Rodrigo Duterte himself expressed 

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Public satisfaction with Duterte dips among poorest — SWS

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – While President Rodrigo Duterte retained a “very good” public satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2018, there was a significant dip in satisfaction for his performance among the poorest Filipinos, a new survey shows. The Social Weather Stations survey, made public on Wednesday, April 11, but conducted from March 

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Filipina scalded by Saudi employer finally coming home

President Duterte, Saudi prince who visited Manila credited for homecoming Fahima ‘Candies’ Alagasi, the 26-year-old household service worker from Pikit, Cotabato who suffered severe burn injuries after she was doused with boiling water by her female employer in Riyadh four years ago, is finally coming home. “I am pleased to report that a few hours 

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Stranger than fiction: notes on Citizen Jake

By Erika Cruz ManilaToday.net In 1941, a film titled Citizen Kane (dir. Orson Welles) told the story of a reporter trying to uncover the meaning behind the titular character’s dying word. As he embarks on his search for answers, he discovers a complex personality and his rise from obscurity to affluence before dying a rich 

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‘Fake’ Tanggal-Bulok just a repackaged jeepney phaseout – transport strikers

By Marya Salamat Bulatlat.com MANILA – The jeepney drivers’ strike held yesterday in Metro Manila and some urban centers outside of the capital focused its attention on condemning the Duterte administration’s “Tanggal-bulok, Tanggal-usok” campaign. They described the campaign as just a new name for the jeepney phaseout scheme, which the Duterte administration is now implementing 

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“Rebel ‘returnees’ presented by gov’t is fake news” – Eastern Visayas farmers

ManilaToday.net Members of Samahan han Gudti nga Parag-uma—Sinirangan Bisayas (SAGUPA-SB), Bayan Eastern Visayas, Northern Samar Small Farmers Association (NSSFA) and People Surge stormed the head office of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Quezon City today to slam the agency’s Comprehensive Local Integration Program (CLIP) which seeks to provide monetary compensation to members 

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