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No need for nationwide Martial Law declaration, there is de facto martial law

ManilaToday.net On November 22, Rodrigo Duterte said there is no need to declare Martial Law nationwide. This is the nth time he said this. But his Memorandum Order 32, which is patterned in Martial Law in Mindanao, is not short of a martial rule. Ordered in the memo were redeployment of Armed Forces in the 

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Drop ‘politically motivated’ criminal charges vs Rappler, Maria Ressa

‘This attempt to silence a highly regarded news website is just the latest example of the administration’s contempt for free and vibrant news media,’ says Human Rights Watch Asia Director Brad Adams MANILA–Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Saturday, December 1, called on the Duterte administration to drop the “politically motivated” charges against Rappler Holdings Corporation 

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Rappler’s #AnimatED: Huwag nating kalilimutan si Kian

Hindi pa tapos ang laban, ang susunod na yugto: ang pakikipagbuno sa paglimot. Dahil kaluluwa natin bilang isang bansa ang nakataya. Rappler.com “Breakdown in humanity.” ’Yan ang tawag ng isang senador sa pagkamatay ni Kian delos Santos, ang 17-anyos na binatilyong binaril ng mga pulis sa Caloocan habang nagsasagawa ng kampanyang “one- time, big-time” laban 

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#BonifacioDay2018: Mga lunan ng alaala, mga lunan ng digma

By Erika Cruz ManilaToday.net “Bayad po, isang Monumento,” sabi ng mamang katabi ko sa bus noong isang araw. Ngayon na lang, habang isinusulat ito, lubos kong naiisip ang konteksto at kasaysayan ng Monumento na natatagpuan sa dulo ng Edsa sa Caloocan. Ang Andres Bonifacio Monument, idinisenyo ng National Artist na si Guillermo Tolentino at pinasinayaan 

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DATE WITH HISTORY. Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte walks beside President Xi Jinping as he is welcomed in Malacañang by her father President Rodrigo Duterte. (Malacañang photo)

Heightening China-PH economic relations: friends with benefits?

By Rosario Bella Guzman IBON.org There is a growing concern about the phenomenal increase of Chinese capital flowing into the Philippine economy. China has recently overtaken the US in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows and trade. In the first semester of 2018, FDI from China amounted to US$175 million as compared with Japan’s 

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Espina-Varona wins international award for journalists

By Raymund Villanueva Kodao.org A Filipino won one of the most prestigious global awards for journalists for her resistance to “financial, political, economic or religious pressures or because of the values and rules that enable them to resist” in reporting on issues that are sensitive in the Philippines. Cited for her many reports on child 

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New study supports calls for closing OceanaGold’s Didipio Mine

RESEARCHERS from the United States, Canada, and the Philippines have released a study on the impact of mining in Nueva Vizcaya, Luzon, the largest Philippine island, by Australian-Canadian company, OceanaGold. They have visited the Didipio Gold and Copper Mine and the surrounding communities four times over the past five years, and have reviewed numerous reports 

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Seven added to Order of National Artists

President Rodrigo Duterte conferred the Order of National Artist (ONA), a presidential award, to a new roster of awardees on October 24 at the Malacañang Palace. The seven new National Artists are Raymundo “Ryan” Cayabyab (Music), Lauro “Larry” Alcala for visual arts, Francisco Mañosa (Architecture and Allied Arts), Ramon Muzones and Resil B. Mojares (Literature), 

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Php18,855 already lost–Jeepney drivers among biggest losers from TRAIN’s oil taxes-IBON

Research group IBON said that jeepney drivers and their families have suffered huge income losses from rising pump prices on top of facing rising prices of basic goods and services. The initial and impending fare hikes give immediate relief but only temporarily. Fare hikes only worsen the burden on commuters and the government needs to 

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No whitewash in Sagay massacre probe, various groups urge

MANILA – Various groups protested the massacre of nine farmers in Hacienda Nene, Purok Pine Tree Bulanon village, Sagay City. They trooped to the gates of the Department of National Defense and Camp Crame Quezon City to denounce the October 20 killing of peasants. The massacre victims, all members of National Federation of Sugarcane Workers 

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