Popular cartoonist Manix Abrera (Photo by M.Santiago/Manila Today)

Ph, EU cartoonists find humor despite violence, life risks, censorship

MANILA – A drawing can cost you your job, or worse, your life. For cartoonists in the Philippines, defying censorship by publishers means getting kicked out of work, while for those in Europe, being “censored” by outraged readers could mean a deadly attack such as the massacre in the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris early 

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Increase in jobs with poor quality work alarming — IBON

605,000 worked less than 20 hours and 108,000 who were classified ‘with a job but not at work’ The Aquino government should pay attention to the nature of jobs created in 2014, as these are largely comprised of part-time work, research group IBON said. The number of employed Filipinos increased by 1.02 million last year, 

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Palusot ni Binay

Sawang-sawa na ako sa mga palusot ng mga pulitikong naaakusahan ng katiwalian. Lalo tuloy akong napapaisip na guilty sila. Lantad na naman ito sa kaso ng mga Binay nang lumabas ang freeze order sa ilang bank account ng pamilya at tauhan nila. Inutos ito ng Court of Appeals (CA), batay sa report ng Anti-Money Laundering 

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Interview with Pacquiao before the Fight of the Century

Jalen Rose 1-on-1 With Boxer Manny Pacquiao | Grantland Channel

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Save Mary Jane poster

No choice but to ‘break protocol’ for Mary Jane

By Inday Espina-Varona The personal touch has always been one of President Benigno Aquino’s greatest strengths. It has also been a major weakness of the Philippine’s incumbent Chief Executive. When it moves him, Mr. Aquino can be dogged, emphatic, unleashing the Aquino charm. Conversely, the President comes off as unfeeling and uncaring, and prone to 

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Satisfaction with Aquino gov’t : At all-time low – SWS

The Aquino administration suffers a 15-point fall in its overall public satisfaction ratings – a performance downgrade from ‘good’ to ‘moderate’ MANILA–Less than half of Filipinos are satisfied with the performance of the administration of President Benigno Aquino III. Based on the latest Social Weathers Station (SWS) survey results released Tuesday, April 21, 48% of 

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Triumphant return of the PH to Venice Art Exhibition

The Department of Foreign Affairs hosted a press conference on April 15 on the participation of the Philippines in the 56th Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition, in cooperation with the Office of Senator Loren Legarda and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA). The press conference highlighted the country’s historic return to the 

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‘Unknown’ senior citizen discounts can reach P117M

MANILA–Lawyer Romulo Macalintal called on senior citizens like him to execute a waiver in order to channel unclaimed discounts in electricity and water bills to a common fund. Macalintal, who champions senior citizens’ rights, said not many senior citizens know that they are entitled to a minimum 5% discount in their monthly electricity and water 

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Military abuses in Southern PH

By Carlos H. Conde

 Here’s a snapshot of the plight of tens of thousands of internally displaced people in the Philippine province of Maguindanao after an anti-insurgent military operation: women, children, and the elderly endure the heat in makeshift evacuation camps with inadequate food, medical care, and sporadic electricity supply. Many are sick; at least 

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Veloso family asks Aquino 
to save Mary Jane’s life. 
(PHOTO: J. Ellao /

Veloso family urges Aquino: ‘Save Mary Jane’

By Janess Ann J. Ellao MANILA — “Show us that you are the president.” This was Marites Veloso-Laurente’s challenge to President Aquino in a press conference held in front of the office of the Department of Foreign Affairs in Pasay City today, Apr. 7. Laurente is the sister of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino facing 

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