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The series of student protests turned violent is about more than just a car accident.
If you’ve come anywhere near the Internet in past few days, you’ve probably seen the hashtags #WeWantJustice or #Road Safety make its way into your feeds. Last Sunday in Bangladesh, a road accident marked the beginning of what has been a week ...
 
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It took 13 years before we took the RH bill seriously, and eight years for Celdran to be convicted for advocating it.
The popular tour guide and historian Carlos Celdran has been given a prison sentence of three months to a year and a half, after the close of a case that has been in the works for 8 years. It’s been a long ...
 
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Even when she tries.
It’s been quite a day for our busy PCOO Asst. Secretary Mocha Uson. First there was that video, then the inevitable backlash from concerned citizens, followed by a somewhat pleasantly surprising set of reactions from our own politicians decrying the vulgarization of a ...
 
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If SB 1391 is signed into law, unemployed PWDs will automatically be enrolled and covered under PhilHealth’s national health insurance program.
The Senate has just passed a bill ensuring mandatory Philhealth coverage for PWDs. Senator Risa Hontiveros, who co-authored the bill with Senators Legarda, Aquino IV, Villanueva, and Recto, announced this development on her Facebook page yesterday, June 30.If Senate Bill 1391 is passed, ...
 
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That may be hundreds of millions of pesos lost.
Earlier this week, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) released a report showing that the top three suppliers of relief goods for residents of war-torn Marawi had overpriced their items, potentially costing the government hundreds of millions of pesos.Here's how it's supposed ...
 
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That's not how karma works.
We've never known social media to be very sensitive about anything—unless it's to be overly sensitive about something—but we can't say we aren't still surprised by the callousness of many comments sections we visit.Earlier this morning, the UP Shopping Center, a commercial building and an ...
 
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One billionaire was created every one or two days between 2016 and 2017
 Earthlings made a lot of money in 2017, but 82 percent of all that glorious wealth went to just the richest one percent of the global population, says a report by Oxfam released yesterday. On the other end of the spectrum, 3.7 ...
 
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A lawyer argues that a free press is more crucial than ever—and that's why we need the SEC ruling on Rappler to stand.
The press, or mass media, is sometimes known as the Fourth Estate, the unofficial fourth pillar holding power and significant influence over society, and serving as a vanguard against corruption, untruths, and personal agenda. It is for this reason that the 1987 ...
 
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This might be a good time to put down your phones and run.
In case you missed it, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) raised Alert level 3 on Mt. Mayon last Sunday, 14 January. Over the weekend, observers recorded ash plumes emanating from the crater, followed by a bright glow from flowing ...
 
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What went down at last week's ASEAN Summit?
The ASEAN lanes are gone. No more road entrapments for those with underdeveloped bladders (and an even more underdeveloped sense of civic sense). Time for a rundown of the ASEAN’s hits and misses: Hit: Bromance in the airThe relationship status between two long time ...
 
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People had a lot to say on both sides of the issue.
The bi-annual Manila Furnishings And Apparel Manufacturing Exchange (FAME) trade event has been going on for over 30 years, and it's usually a quiet affair that generates little by way of news and controversy. Not this year, though.The apparently well-meaning organizers brought the venerable tattoo artist ...
 
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Jover Laurio is filing a civil and criminal case against her bashers.
The witch hunt for the person behind the Pinoy Ako Blog has come to an end, and it isn’t pretty. Law student Jover Laurio, 36, has come forward as the administrator of the blog, after experiencing online harassment from followers of Thinking ...
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