Philippines

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HS salutatorian lauded amid school censorship

By Anne Marxze D. Umil MANILA –The National Union of Students in the Philippines (NUSP) commended high school salutatorian Krisel Mallari for siding “with justice, truth and accountability” and speaking out about the injustice in her school. A video went viral showing Mallari being cut-off while delivering her speech during graduation rites at the Sto. 

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SURVEY SAYS: Corruption not less in past three months

Critics have pointed out that the Aquino administration’s drive against corruption lacks genuine reforms, including holding accountable several administration allies involved in anomalies Over half of Filipinos do not think there was less corruption in the country in the past three months, according to the latest nationwide survey conducted by research group IBON. Asked if 

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IBON SURVEY: Most Filipinos rate themselves poor

Families have trouble paying for food, electricity, healthcare The latest IBON survey shows that majority of Filipinos see themselves as poor. The survey results also show that many Filipinos had difficulty with their basic expenses in the past three months. According to the survey results, 7 out of 10 Filipinos rated themselves as poor. Asked 

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The author displays part of his collection of newspaper clippings and memorabilia of the fights and life of the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde.

I remember Flash Elorde

By Atty. Romulo B. Macalintal Gabriel “Flash” Elorde deserves to be remembered by a very grateful nation.  For exactly 55 years ago, or on March 16, 1960 to be exact, he brought honor and pride to our country and our people when he knocked out then defending champion Harold Gomes of the United States and 

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4 million poor Filipinos more

A recent survey showed four million Filipinos add to the more than 20 million poorest Filipinos who cannot afford the daily P293-cost living. Results of 2014 survey released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on March 6, showed poverty incidence among Filipino families worsened to 20% in the first half of 2014 from 18.8% in 2013 

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Int’l Tribunal to hear rights violations in PH launched

QUEZON CITY–An international tribunal to try cases of human rights violations under the presidency of Benigno S. Aquino III has been launched today at the University of the Philippines, Diliman Quezon City. Dubbed as the International Peoples’ Tribunal (IPT), the initiative will bring into focus the ongoing human rights violations in the Philippines and hold 

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Canon fodder?

By Benjie Oliveros During the time when the Aquino government was defending the signing of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) with the US, it repeatedly claimed that the increased presence of US troops in the country would ‘protect’ the country in the event that the territorial dispute with China escalates into a shooting war. 

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EDSA in context: An uprising 14 years in the making

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Criticizing those in government — and he might as well have been referring to certain sectors of the media too — who have been campaigning against the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, President Benigno S.C. Aquino III, described them as “enemies of peace” in his speech 

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Economy not going strong as government claims

The country’s decelerating growth highlights how the recent episode of relatively rapid growth is artificial and unsustainable Research group IBON debunked Malacanang’s claim that the economy is going strong amid calls for Pres. Aquino’s ouster. On the contrary, the slowing growth in 2014 debunks the much-hyped economic miracle and weakens the administration even on the 

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4 money mistakes couples shouldn’t make on Valentine’s Day

MANILA, Philippines – Valentine’s Day is a double-edged sword. The occasion has the power to make you happy (and relieved) that you’re with someone special. It can also make you feel disappointed that you are alone. If you’re in an unsatisfying relationship, that can also become painfully apparent during the season. The season can also 

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