Philippines

ATE VI FOR ATTY MAC:  Star for all Seasons and Representative Vilma Santos-Recto raises the hand of senior citizens rights advocate and election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, as an expression of her full support for Macalintal’s candidacy for Senator in the 2019 midterm elections.

Vilma Santos endorses Macalintal’s Senate bid

Star for all seasons and incumbent Batangas Representative Vilma Santos-Recto personally endorsed veteran election lawyer and senior citizens rights advocate Romulo Macalintal for Senator in the forthcoming 2019 midterm elections. In an ambush interview after guesting on Saturday (October 6) in the weekly radio show of Macalintal over DZRH, the veteran actress said that she 

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Ang pitong Tausug

Ni Rene Boy Abiva Bulatlat.com Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan kayo’y inani ng bala sa Barangay Tambang, Patikul, Sulu. Inihelera ng halimaw ang inyong katawan na waring mga kalakal sa gitna ng pamilihan at pinagpiyestehan ng mga usisero at midya ang inyong lasug-lasog 

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Harrassing Julie won’t kill the truth

By Ellen Tordesillas The harassment that journalist Julie Alipala of the Philippine Daily Inquirer is being subjected to because her story of the killing of seven persons in Patikul Sulu contradicts the military version underscores once again the higher risks that reporters in the provinces face compared to those in Metro Manila. A post in 

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300k jobs lost under Duterte

Job creation in the rest of the economy was not enough to compensate for the huge job losses especially in agriculture. There were gross job losses of 2.2 million between July 2016 and July 2018 but only 1.9 million in gross job creation, hence the 295,000 drop in the number of employed. Read more: http://ibon.org/2018/09/jobs-crisis-getting-worse-under-duterte-govt-ibon/

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295,000 jobs lost since Duterte assumed office, IBON maintains

Research group IBON stood by its estimates that close to 300,000 jobs were lost since the start of the Duterte administration, that has been downplaying the fact. The group stressed this after Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) honorary chair Sergio Ortiz-Luis said that IBON’s description of jobs lost is “deceiving”. Ortiz-Luis reportedly said that 

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Solon hits Libya posting of labor exec in scandal

A member of Congress has panned the Department of Labor and Employment’s designation of Adam Musa as the new Philippine labor attaché to Tripoli, Libya. “We expect Philippine labor officials abroad to be held to lofty ethical standards. The posting of an executive with a derogatory record does not conform to, and is not consistent 

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By Atty. Romulo  B. Macalintal

Inordinate delay, mootness could dismiss court martial case vs Trillanes

Just because the word “court” is used in “courts martial” or “military courts” does not mean that they are courts within our judicial system.  In many cases, the Supreme Court held that “courts martial (or military tribunals) are not courts within our judicial system and are simply instrumentalities of the Executive power (and that) the 

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This is not just about Senator Trillanes

By Ann Marxze Umil Bulatlat.com The nullification of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s amnesty is not surprising for those who are standing up against the tyrant in Malacañang. Remember that a month ago or so, former Bayan Muna Representatives Teddy Casiño and Satur Ocampo, former National Anti Poverty Commission lead convener Liza Maza and former Agrarian 

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New Chief Justice, ‘Duterte’s disciple’

“De Castro will have to credibly address uncomplimentary views about her independence and impartiality.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — An alliance of civil libertarians said the appointment of Teresita De Castro as Supreme Court Chief Justice “can only erode what remains of the promise of the rule of law and the cause of 

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Government losing control of economy – IBON

The Duterte administration is losing control over the Philippine economy and the poorest Filipinos are suffering for this, research group IBON said upon the release of the August inflation rate. The greatly accelerating inflation is only the latest in a series of bad economic news about the economy’s so-called fundamentals. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) 

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