Philippines

Mr. President, you could not totally disregard human rights

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective As December 10 International Human Rights day draws near, let us remind the Duterte administration that human rights is not something which could be upheld or disregarded at the whims or caprices of the government, the war no drugs notwithstanding. There are fundamental rights that could not be totally disregarded 

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Dayan, Espinosa: Who’s telling truth on drug money for De Lima?

MANILA, Philippines – The government’s 2 key witnesses against Senator Leila de Lima have different versions of when and how alleged drug money was brought to the embattled senator. Testifying before the House committee on justice on Thursday, November 24, De Lima’s ex-aide and former boyfriend, Ronnie Dayan, insisted that the last time he received 

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#MarcosNoHero protests go global

Overseas Filipino workers and Filipino immigrants in different parts of the world added their voices in denouncing the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB). Migrante International chapters in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Canada, United 

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SC allows hero’s burial for Marcos

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat MANILA — Voting 9-5, the Supreme Court has given the go-signal for the internment of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. SC spokesperson Theodore Te announced the high court’s decision dismissing the petitions against the burial of Marcos at around 2 p.m., Nov. 8. The 

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Martial Law victims: 9-5 is just a number, not the truth

Three decades later, hundreds of Martial Law victims and their kin who are still seeking justice gathered at the University of the Philippines in Diliman to chant the familiar battle cry` in a somber, more reverberating tone that echoed both anger and frustration after the Supreme Court announced that former president Ferdinand Marcos who led 

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IBON Survey: Filipinos think raising workers’ wages should be govt’s top concern

In research group IBON’s latest survey, Filipinos top-ranked raising workers’ wages among the most important concerns that government should address. Meaningful and gainful livelihood and improvement of social services emerged as second and third top concerns, respectively. Survey respondents were presented with a list of primary national concerns. These included upholding economic sovereignty, nationalization of 

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IBON Survey – 7 out of 10 Filipinos see themselves as poor

According to research group IBON’s latest survey, the majority of Filipinos consider themselves poor. Asked what they can say about the situation of their families today, seven out of ten or 70.8% of respondents said they are poor.  Only 25% said they are not poor, while the rest said they don’t know or had no 

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Most Filipinos opposed to more foreign ownership in PH economy – IBON Survey

Research group IBON’s recent survey showed that the majority of Filipinos are against further foreign ownership in the country’s economy. Asked if they favored the proposal to further open up the Philippine economy to foreign ownership of land, natural resources, utilities, educational institutions, companies or corporations and media outfits, majority of the respondents disagreed. In further 

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Duterte to sign EO ​on new ​Bangsamoro Transition Commission

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will be signing the executive order on Monday, Nov. 7 reconstituting the Bangsamoro Transition Commission tasked to draft the enabling law that will result to a Bangsamoro government if approved by Congress. The draft of a new enabling law will replace the failed Bangsamoro Basic Law. submitted to 

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Duterte: no more foreign troops in PH in 2 years

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte may abrogate executive military agreements with the United States in a bid to freeing the country of the presence of foreign troops in two years time. The President made the announcement as he addressed the Philippine Economic Forum at the Convention Hall of Prince Park Tower Tokyo Hotel 

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