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By Marie Mercado ManilaToday.net “It is part of my religious mission to stand with the poor” – Sr. Patricia Fox. Mga pahayag mula kay Sr. Pat, mother superior ng Our Lady of Sion Congregation sa Pilipinas. Kamakailan lamang ay naging laman siya ng mga balita sa loob at labas ng bansa dahil sa iligal na 

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Fr. Mark Ventura durinbg Mass on April 29, 2018

Priest gunned down after celebrating Mass in Cagayan

By Raymund Villanueva Kodao Productions Another Roman Catholic priest was killed, this time in far north Luzon. Fr. Mark Ventura, former rector of the Thomas Aquinas Major Seminary of Aparri, was gunned down Sunday morning after celebrating Holy Mass in Barangay Peña West, Gattaran, Cagayan. The Seminary made the announcement on its Facebook page and 

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Does Duterte intend to clean up Boracay with bullets and bombs?

The deployment of over 600 police and 200 military personnel to Boracay to enforce President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial closure and rehabilitation order of the island is a fascist overkill. Since when did bullets and bombs become cleaning agents for coliform, or conservation tools for flying foxes, sea turtles, and coral reefs? Ironically, this is done 

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‘I am a Muslim human rights worker from Mindanao, not a terrorist’

Jerome Succor Aba, a Muslim human rights worker and peace advocate, experienced torture in the hands of US Homeland Security while he was detained for 28 hours at the San Francisco International Airport on April 17. He was invited by church groups in the US to speak about human rights situation in the Philippines. Below 

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Delegates of the National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) held on February 18-19, 2018 in Compostela town, Compostela Valley. (Contributed photo)

Trade union violations revealed in fact-finding mission

  DavaoToday.com DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A National Fact Finding Mission (NFFM) headed by the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) condemned on Friday the rise of human rights violations and union busting in Compostela town. Banana plantation workers of Sumitomo Fruit told the NFFM held on February 18-19, that the violations intensified after eight KMU-affiliated unions 

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Sister Patricia Fox after her release from the Bureau of Immigration, April 17. 
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Immigration bureau orders Aussie nun to leave the Philippines

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has forfeited the missionary visa of Australian missionary Patricia Anne Fox and ordered her to leave the country In a statement, Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente said that Bureau’s board of commissioners (BOC) forfeited Fox’s privilege of holding a missionary visa due to her 

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Duterte orders Congress to fast track impeachment of Chief Justice

DavaoToday.com MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte ordered House of Representatives to expedite the impeachment of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, as he declared the top magistrate an enemy he wanted to get rid of. Duterte issued the scathing remark against the Chief Justice on-leave during Monday’s press conference at the Davao International Airport before 

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Human rights abuses continue unabated in Northern Mindanao, group says

By Jigger J. Jerusalem DavaoToday.com CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Philippines – Cases of abuses against civilians allegedly perpetrated by state security forces continue to pile up in parts of Northern Mindanao as martial rule is still in effect in Mindanao, a report of a fact-finding body revealed Monday. Conducted by the Northern Mindanao region team 

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Chinese casino to replace local businesses in Boracay

By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A fisherfolk group slammed what it calls as “double standards” of the Duterte administration in the rehabilitation of Boracay. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) ordered the temporary closure of Boracay on the ground that local businesses have violated certain environmental laws. President Rodrigo Duterte himself expressed 

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Public satisfaction with Duterte dips among poorest — SWS

MANILA, Philippines (2nd UPDATE) – While President Rodrigo Duterte retained a “very good” public satisfaction rating in the first quarter of 2018, there was a significant dip in satisfaction for his performance among the poorest Filipinos, a new survey shows. The Social Weather Stations survey, made public on Wednesday, April 11, but conducted from March 

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