Proposed Sin Tax policy to include all sweetened and sugary soft drinks

By Gemma Rains The Potential Expansion of The Philippines Sin Taxes More than two years ago the Philippine Congress passed new laws (colloquially known as the ‘sin taxes’) that increase the amount of tax that the government receives from the sales of both tobacco and alcohol in the country. The purpose of these taxes were 

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CNN PH assistant cameraman

CNN Philippines, solon condemn killing of cameraman

“The continued failure of the government to arrest, prosecute and convict the perpetrators is indicative of how little, if any at all, importance that the Aquino administration is making to stop this murderous rampage and end the state of impunity in our country.” MANILA – The CNN Philippines and press freedom advocates condemned the killing 

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Duterte-Marcos: A match made in …

By LUIS V. TEODORO Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. has denied receiving any “offer” from Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to run as the latter’s vice-presidential candidate in 2016. But Marcos did tell the media that any team that has a Marcos and a Duterte in it would be strong; “It’s just that simple.” (Lahat ng 

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Andres Bonifacio and Emilio Aguinaldo

Independence: ‘Unfinished’ and elusive

By Luis V. Teodoro In 1962, then President Diosdado Macapagal declared June 12 Philippine Independence Day — 16 years after it had been celebrated every July 4 when, in 1946, the United States “granted” the country independence. Few objected at the time, in apparent agreement with Macapagal that the June 12, 1898 declaration of independence 

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Giving significant help to a few students and serving as model school

Mano Amiga Academy’s unique concept of education By Mila Astorga-Garcia In Taguig City, Philippines, there’s a school called Mano Amiga Academy, whose students mostly come from poor families in the surrounding slum area. The school’s mission is “to provide education and development services tailored to the needs of the Filipino community that would empower each 

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Members of KMU and Gabriela offer prayers, flowers and their calls for justice to fire victims and survivors May 15, 2015, at Maysan village hall, Valenzuela City (Photo by M. Salamat /

Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs

By MARYA SALAMAT MANILA – Even as Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian, Kentex legal counsel Renato Paraiso and Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz are telling the mainstream media about the factory owners’ compliance with labor standards, building requirements and fire and safety requirements, the death of 72 people, as of the last count, because of the 

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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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