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Lake Sebu massacre victims in a press conference Dec. 15 Photo by Erika Cruz

Martial law extension a grave injustice to Lake Sebu massacre victims

Adding insult to injury: By Erika Cruz (Manila Today) On December 13, it took the majority of Congress members about four hours to approve President Rodrigo Duterte’s request to extend martial law in Mindanao for another year. Ten days prior to that, it only took minutes for elements of the Philippine Army to kill eight 

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Pacquiao with PETA’s vegan starter kit

Is Manny Pacquiao going vegan?

Judging by this photo, Pac-Man may be turning into Veg-Man. Is the Philippines’ number-one boxer knocking meat out of his diet? Manny Pacquiao was recently seen reading a copy of PETA’s free vegan starter kit in General Santos, and his wife, Jinkee, is a frequent visitor at ELPI Vegan Resto, a local vegan restaurant. If 

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IN PHOTOS: No meat, no dairy, yet delicious treats at VegFest Pilipinas 2017

Vegetables, or a vegetarian diet, usually bring up images of leafy green salads, and perhaps the ingredients you find in dishes like chopsuey or pinakbet. While the vegetables here are no doubt good for you and can be part of your diet, there are other exciting ways to eat healthy – and indulge, too. VegFest 

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International lawyers’ group expresses solidarity with Filipino people for just peace and against tyranny

The International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) passed a resolution on November 30 in its meeting in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam to ‘urge the Philippine government to commit to end extrajudicial killings in the “war against illegal drugs”’ and ‘end extrajudicial killings, illegal arrests and other human rights violations against the people and members of 

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Leyte girl wins int’l Science contest

A student from Leyte bested 11,000 young learners from 178 countries to bag the third annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge (BJC) Prize, earning over PHP20 million worth of prizes. She is the first Filipina to win the Challenge. Hillary Diane Andales, 18, from the Philippine Science High School (PSHS) Eastern Visayas Campus in Palo, Leyte personally 

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ASEAN way: Big China-funded water, energy infra to displace more communities

Can be more catastrophic than MRT  Business projects oblivious to human communities are a trademark of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and other globalization platforms, advocacy groups said Monday. Shortly after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit, indigenous peoples, and water and energy rights advocates slammed China-funded water and energy projects 

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IN PHOTOS: Ampatuan massacre eight years later

By Robby Joy D. Salveron, Medel V. Hernani and Kenneth Paul Senarillos Davao Today MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – Eight years later, they continue to search for justice. Families, including colleagues of the 58 killed in the Ampatuan massacre at Sitio Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao, were here on Sunday, November 19, to commemorate the single deadliest 

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What you need to know about the nationwide #TransportStrike in the Philippines

By Ysh Cabana The jeepney, actually a converted US military jeep, has been one of the major means of transportation in the country since the end of World War II. They have also become a ubiquitous symbol of Philippine culture. Jeepneys now make up an estimated 40 percent of public utility vehicles in the Philippines 

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DOF tax reforms relieve rich while burdening poor–IBON

Research group IBON said that the Department of Finance’s (DOF) proposed tax reform program relieves the rich and burdens the poor. The group said that this will worsen inequality in the country and should be replaced by a tax program that taxes the rich instead and is backed with the required political will. The DOF 

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Real wage falling, higher taxes imminent

By IBON.org Though welcome, the recent wage hike in the National Capital Region (NCR) does not increase the minimum wage earners’ purchasing power. The real value of the minimum wage is even falling while the people face higher taxes under government’s proposed tax reforms, said the group. The NCR Regional Wage Board recently announced a Php21 

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