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SONA protesters face Duterte

By DEE AYROSO Bulatlat MANILA – On his second State of the Nation Address (SONA), President Duterte made another record first, as right after giving his two-hour official speech inside Congress, he walked straight outside to Batasan Road, to face thousands of protesters who had just spent the whole day criticizing his administration. His appeal 

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State of the Bakwit Address

On Marawi bombings and evacuations July 24, 2017 SANA MAWAKASAN ANG DALAWANG BUWAN NANG PAG-AALINLANGAN: This statement was delivered by Omelhayyaah M. Sharief, an evacuee from Marinaut, Marawi City during the State of the Bakwit Address today, July 24, at Mahad Al-Nor Al Islamie, Madrasa, Ceanuri Subdivision, Iligan City Assalamu Allaykum Warrahmatullahi WaBarrakatuhu! Magandang araw 

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Military operations in Lianga, Surigao del Sur displace Lumad community

Less than a year after returning home Dear friends, Military elements in full combat gear conducted operations in nine (9) communities in the mountain areas of Lianga, San Miguel and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur since July 2, 2017. These communities have recently just returned home in September 2016, after spending a year in 

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OFW Jennifer Dalquez acquitted, saved from death row

By Marya Salamat MANILA –Jailed overseas Filipina worker (OFW) Jennifer Dalquez was saved from execution in the United Arab Emirates. The Court of Appeals in Al Ain acquitted her from the alleged crime of murder at a hearing Monday, June 19. Ms. Dalquez, 30, was charged with murder for allegedly killing her employer, Mr. Alaryani. 

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MAURO ‘MALANG’ SANTOS, 1928-2017

Renowned painter Malang passes away

Mauro ‘Malang’ Santos passed away on June 10 at the age of 89. Find out more about the life and times of the artist through the eyes of those who knew him best MANILA–Acclaimed Filipino artist Mauro “Malang” Santos died on Saturday, June 10. He was 89 years old. Malang was the creator of the 

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NICK JOAQUIN’S 100TH BIRTHDAY. Julie Lluch, sculptor of Nick Joaquin’s bust, poses beside his ‘Pop Stories for Groovy Kids.’

FEU pays tribute to National Artist Nick Joaquin

100th Birth Anniversary FEU celebrates the works of the late national artist through lectures, exhibits and a book relaunch MANILA–In honor of the late national artist Nick Joaquin’s 100th birth anniversary, Far Eastern University (FEU) recently held a series of activities including lectures, an art exhibit and a relaunch of his book. In a statement, 

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STATEMENT: On Marawi, Martial Law and internet freedom

Joint statement by CPU, TXTPOWER and AGHAM After Camp Aguinaldo spokesman Colonel Edward Arevalo warned that the military would exercise an alleged “right to censure”, DICT Head Rodolfo Salalima has announced arrests for “cyber sedition”. It must be clear by now: Whether you’re in Marawi, Mindanao or Manila, we’re all unsafe from martial law’s effects 

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Women human rights defenders from Asia Pacific in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Solidarity Statement with the People of the Philippines

We, women human rights defenders from various countries of Asia and the Pacific, gather to show our solidarity with the people most affected by the rise of growing state authoritarianism and militarism, religious fundamentalisms and the underlying exploitative economic systems designed to enrich a tiny minority at the expense of our communities. Given the current 

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LGBT students face bullying, abuse

Discrimination and Lack of Support Undermine Right to Education MANILA–Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender identity, Human Rights Watch said in a report released June 22. While Philippine law provides protections against discrimination and exclusion in schools, lawmakers and school administrators need to take 

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Economy loses jobs despite reported growth

The recently released labor force survey figures indicate an alarming intensification of the domestic jobs crisis with the economy losing jobs despite reported economic growth, said research group IBON. Reported unemployment and underemployment in the country fell, but so did employment and the size of the labor force – all of which indicate growing distortions 

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