Philippines

PUBLIC APOLOGY. Migrante International demands a public apology from Kuwaiti social media celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who ranted against Filipino workers having rest days. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids’ day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. “We strongly demand that she offer public apology and genuinely express remorse for her disgusting statements,” said Migrante in a joint 

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Pilita Corrales Is Still The Top

By Marra PL. Lanot Listen to Pilita Corrales singing. You’ll see the sun rise at sea, not the beating of angry waves on the shore. You’ll hear the gentle breeze in the treetops, not the tempest howling at night. For Pilita is not quarrelsome. Her voice is calm, smooth, and soothing, She chooses not to 

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Pomposa De Veyra Musca (September 19, 1917 – July 21, 2018)

Beloved widow of Rosendo Musca and matriarch of the De Veyra clan, passed away peacefully at her ancestral residence in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines, surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her immediate family of 10 children (Reynaldo, Raul, Lourdes, Rolando, Leah, Loreta, Rodolfo, Asuncion, Lilia and Sheray) and their families, including 21 grandchildren, and 15 

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Journalists lament Inquirer.net’s taking down of Pepsi Paloma stories

“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Giving in to the pressure from Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the INQUIRER.net took down three stories about the alleged rape of ‘80s movie actress 

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Dismissed Jollibee workers call for public support through #BoycottJollibee campaign

#BoycottJollibee. Today, terminated workers of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) under the Samahan ng Manggagawa sa JFC (SM-JFC) called on the public to refrain from eating at Jollibee and its subsidiaries after their management remained silent to their demands for reinstatement and regularization. Protesting workers were camping outside JFC’s main warehouse along the West Service Road 

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‘Endo’ kings not in DOLE list are Duterte’s friends

What could possibly explain the exclusion of these giant conglomerates – two of the biggest not only in the Philippines but also in the Asian region? By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has recently released a list of 20 firms that it said are engaged or suspected to 

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Luisita farmers enraged at SC reso

“The SC decision lacks any sense of social justice.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After waiting for more than six years, the farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita remain empty-handed. In a resolution, the Supreme Court said that the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) already complied with its order to distribute unspent funds from the P1.33-billion 

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Philippines: ‘Anti-loitering’ arrests target poor

New police campaign has nabbed 8,000 suspects, many detained in overcrowded jails (Manila, June 26, 2018) – The Philippine National Police (PNP) should immediately end a “crime prevention” campaign that has disproportionately targeted “loiterers” in low-income areas of Manila and other cities, Human Rights Watch said today. Since June 13, 2018, police have arrested more 

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NDFP’s Agcaoili (left) and GRP’s Braganza during their meeting at Utrecht. 
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Peace talks to possibly resume in September

By Raymund B. Villanueva Kodao Productions MANILA–The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) may resume in September. The NDFP said they have agreed to continue the peace negotiations with the Rodrigo Duterte government after listening to the GRP Panel’s explanation 

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Groups call for justice for killed priests

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Killing a man of the cloth inside the church highlights the unfettered disregard for life under the current administration.” The Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR), in a statement, strongly condemned the killing of Fr. Richmond Nilo of the Diocese of Cabanatuan. Fr. Nilo was killed around 5 p.m. 

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