Philippines

Pres. Duterte

Duterte’s Midterm: Change for the worse

(IBON 2019 Midyear Birdtalk Briefing Paper economic situation highlights) The country’s slowing economy, and worsening jobs crisis and poverty disputes the Duterte administration’s hype of economic gains. IBON said that this is bound to worsen if the Duterte administration continues unopposed on its current neoliberal trajectory wherein the interests of big foreign and local business 

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“In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

National Dengue Epidemic idineklara

By Doris Franche, Joy Cantos PhilStar.com MANILA–Nagdeklara na ang Department of Health (DOH) ng National Dengue Epidemic sa gitna ng patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng sakit sa buong bansa. “In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense 

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Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin                          (Photo from ABS-CBN News)

Mother of a child vaccinated with Dengvaxia asks Garin: “Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?”

By Nathan Singson TheManilaNews.com Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin was asked if she could sleep at night by a mother of child vaccinated with the controversial anti-Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, in a Senate committee probe. The 3.5 billion peso purchase of Dengvaxia that was distributed in national scale to several schools 

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‘Protest art’ shines in this year’s #UnitedPeopleSONA

“Visual progressive art is important in protest actions like these. It expresses more clearly our calls.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — From jellyfish to fishing boats to a real-life Ursula, protesters squeezed their creative juices at an entirely new level at this year’s United People’s SONA as they came up with props 

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STATEMENT: Freedom of expression in the time of Duterte

OVER three years ago, the nation has been promised: change is coming. And change did come, but things took a turn for the worse. As the nation marks President Rodrigo Duterte’s third year in power, we look back in sheer dismay over the unprecedented attacks perpetrated primarily by the state, with the apparent goal of 

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Artists group launches comics about killings of Negros farmers

By JOHN  AARON MARK MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA — Artists group Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA) launched Sauron, a comics anthology on the killings of Negros farmers, July 19 at the Pineapple Lab, Poblacion, Makati City. Sauron is filled with stories and illustrations of state forces’ killings, arrests, searches, and torture that took place 

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Meet the 7 Filipinos invited to the U.S. film academy

The 7 are among those invited to be part of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its new members By Alexa Villano Rappler.com MANILA, Philippines — The Academy of Motion Arts and Sciences released the list of names of people they’ve invited to be part of the organization. Among those invited are 

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DOJ to start sending subpoenas to Robredo, 35 others

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra dismisses Bikoy’s link to the Office of the Solicitor General By Lian Buan Rappler.com MANILA–The Department of Justice (DOJ) will soon start sending out subpoenas to Vice President Leni Robredo and 35 others, including sitting lawmakers of the Liberal Party, as the panel of prosecutors start hearing an inciting to sedition 

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Pacquiao makes case for Fight of the Year, Fighter of the Year

By Roy Luarca Stalling aging once again, the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao continues to grow his legend with a convincing beating of Keith Thurman LOS ANGELES, USA–The Manny Pacquiao legend knows no bounds. Already a sure Hall of Famer, Pacquiao climbed further in the ladder of boxing greats with a convincing beating of the previously untouchable 

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Prices still higher now than start of Duterte admin

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that while June inflation has slowed, the prices of basic food items are still higher, especially when compared to prices at the start of the Duterte administration. The wages and incomes of many Filipinos are unable to keep up with the high prices. The group said that food 

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