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Enough security measures in place vs. terror attacks — Malacanang

Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Written by
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Malacañang assured that sufficient security measures are being implemented in the country, especially following the bomb attacks in Belgium that left 34 people dead. In an interview at the Palace, Communication Secretary Herminio Coloma, Jr. said the government is strict in securing public places in the country. “Ang ipinaiiral natin ay ang mga deterrents at detection measures tulad nga ng…Read More »

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Group surveys presidentiables stance on key human rights issues

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 | Written by
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Candidates in the May 2016 Philippine presidential election will have an opportunity to explain to voters their positions on major human rights issues, Human Rights Watch said today. HRW sent a 10-question human rights survey to the five presidential candidates on March 21. Responses will be posted on the website in late April. “The Philippines’ next president will inherit immense…Read More »

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OBR 2016: Dancing, rising on Heart’s Day

Sunday, 14 February 2016 | Written by
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Women from different communities as well as personalities joined the One Billion Rising for Revolution on Valentines Day, Feb. 14 at the Lapu-lapu Shrine in Luneta, Manila. This year’s One Billion Rising, the fourth since 2013, was joined by the renowned playwright, women’s rights activist and author of Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler. She has visited different areas in the Philippines…Read More »

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Gov’t can afford pension hike — IBON

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Written by
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Think-tank IBON said that government can very well source funding for the Php2,000 pension hike which President Aquino recently vetoed. Aside from citing the leeway from the improved fiscal situation under the current administration that Malacanang has played up so much, the group also said that more aggressive collection of corporate income taxes and raising taxes on the richest Filipino…Read More »

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[Never Forget] Six Years, Zero Justice

Monday, 23 November 2015 | Written by
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Statement of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines on the 6th year of the Maguindanao Massacre. Six year ago today, on November 23, 2009, 58 people perished on a hillside amid the breathtaking landscape of Sito Masalay, Barangay Salman, Ampatuan, Maguindanao in what would be known as the Ampatuan Massacre, both for the town where it happened and,…Read More »

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APEC 2015 launchpad for greater corporate plunder, more anti-labor policies – labor NGO

Monday, 16 November 2015 | Written by
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The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) said only big multinational corporations and local elites will benefit from APEC’s thrust while workers will suffer from even cheaper wages and flexible work arrangements. “What is not being said about the APEC summit is that it will lay the groundwork for greater corporate plunder by dismantling remaining trade and…Read More »

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Families of Desaparecidos remember human rights violations under Marcos

Tuesday, 3 November 2015 | Written by
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By Karlo Sevilla The Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) commemorated All Souls’ Day last November 2 with a ceremony for desaparecidos (victims of enforced disappearances) at the Bantayog ng mga Desaparecido at the Redemptorist Church in Baclaran. The human rights groups say that this year’s commemoration was made all the…Read More »

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Manila-based activists welcome Lakbayanis, put Aquino to task for Lumad plight

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 | Written by
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Activists and indigenous peoples rights advocates advocate welcomed the “Lakbayanis” with a protest action in the foot of Mendiola bridge last Oct. 26. “The Lumad are not just caught in the crossfire. They are the targets. Their schools are under attack. Their leaders are being threatened or killed. They are being forced to join paramilitary groups, the same paramilitary groups…Read More »

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Roxas-Robredo, Poe-Escudero file COCs; Duterte files Davao reelection bid, but…

Friday, 16 October 2015 | Written by
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Liberal Party (LP) standard bearers Mar Roxas and Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo as well as independent candidates Grace Poe and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero filed their certificates of candidacy (COCs) on Thursday (Oct. 15) at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila. Roxas and Robredo were accompanied to the Palacio de Gobernador by LP chairman President Noynoy…Read More »

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[Jennifer Laude case] One year of agony and sacrifice

Tuesday, 13 October 2015 | Written by
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  Hundreds of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgenders (LGBT) gathered in Makati City on Sunday to mark the first death anniversary of transgender Jennifer Laude. The event dubbed as “VAKLASH: LGBT Backlash against Hate and Injustice” seeks to renew public awareness on the issue of discrimination and hate crimes, Philippine-US military agreements Visiting Forces Agreement and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA),…Read More »

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