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Michelle Carter Was Convicted of Encouraging Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself. Here's What Happened Next.
In June 2017, Michelle Carter was convicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III—though Roy had taken his own life. Three years earlier, the 18-year-old died by suicide after poisoning himself with carbon monoxide in his truck. Later, text ...
 
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Will this methanol poisoning issue affect the craft liquor industry?
In June, a screencapped message from a certain "Margaux Romero" began circulating on social media and other messenger platforms implicating a local gin in an alleged case of methanol poisoning. Later, it was revealed the supposed gin in question is Cosmic Carabao.Cosmic ...
 
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Hmmm.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) Global Rights Index is an annual report that lists the best countries to work in, based on the country’s promotion of workers’ welfare. For three consecutive years, the Philippines has been named one of the world’s ...
 
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The Manila mayor is making good on his promise of open governance.
A new batch of Metro Manila mayors have just started their terms, and all eyes are on the fresh names that have ended dynasties in their respective areas. Mayor Isko Moreno—who is taking charge after Joseph Estrada's six-year rule over the City ...
 
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A USAID-funded project provides high school graduates aged 18 to 24 with work-based skills training.
Jobellyn Barbasa serves as chef de cuisine, the highest position in the kitchen of Escolta at the Peninsula Manila. Barbasa joined the culilnary industry in 2012, and quickly rose through the ranks.“When I started at Escolta Restaurant, it was very difficult because I ...
 
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The proposed "Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act" is now a law.
No matter what you say, catcalling or wolf-whistling in public is not "freedom of expression," and it's definitely "a sexual thing" and a form of sexual harassment. And now that the proposed Safe Streets, Workplaces and Public Spaces Act lapsed into law, offenders may face ...
 
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Ping Lacson is all of us.
Ping Lacson, Philippine senator and inadvertent politics critic by way of Twitter, has summed up our feelings over the upcoming elections via a tweet. Lacson wished good candidates good luck and the bad candidates to lose."To all the decent, well-intentioned, honest, selfless, disciplined, ...
 
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After three nominations, he finally takes home the title.
The prestigious James Beard Foundation just recognized Filipino-American chef Tom Cunanan as the Best Chef in the Mid-Atlantic category in the 29th annual James Beard Awards.???? James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic 2019 ???? @tomccunanan @tomccunanan @tomccunanan @tomccunananA post shared ...
 
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The day after a fire ripped through Notre Dame, officials declared the Cathedral structurally sound.
On Tuesday, the day after a devastating fire ripped through Notre Dame Cathedral, the first photos emerged of the damaged landmark structure in the heart of Paris. The photos reveal the extent of the damages from the blaze, but also offer hope ...
 
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Three simple items to help ease the water crisis instead
The picture above was taken by Ian Magbanua, Top Gear's classics and customs editor. He frequents The La Mesa Watershed Reservation often to hit the MTB trails. What you are looking at is pretty serious.The photo above is how the watershed normally looks ...
 
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Private cars are being flagged down, too
Yesterday, Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) special operations commander (and resident tough guy) Bong Nebrija shared a video showing enforcers strictly, er, enforcing the yellow lane rule on buses along EDSA.The video, which has since gone viral, was a breath of fresh ...
 
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The NBI’s theory of “continuing publication” should warn us about the cybercrime act's overreach.
As a young writer and lawyer, my sympathies lie with Rappler’s Maria Ressa and this latest assault to press freedom. In the wake of her arrest for a crime she could not have committed—this time, libel under the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 ...
 
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The statement comes after "a thorough investigation."
After a tumultuous past few days, Ateneo de Manila University President Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin has released a statement on the decision of the bullying incident that has captured the attention of Filipinos on social media.According to the official document released earlier today ...
 
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We did well, but there's still a long way to go.
By now, you've probably seen (and celebrated) the news that the Philippines has emerged as the most gender-equal country in Asia, ranking eighth in the world out of 149 nations. The Global Gender Gap report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) was released ...
 
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This comes after a string of gender-related violence against women in campuses in recent months.
In a memo released to the Loyola Schools community earlier today, Vice President for the Loyola Schools Maria Luz C. Vilches declared that the police investigation on the alleged rape on Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) campus found that the alleged rape ...
 
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In 2010, Esquire.com named her to its worldwide list of 195 Sexiest Women Alive for her work reporting on Al-Qaeda. Today, the threats may have changed, but Ressa remains a constant presence on the forefront of the fight for freedom.
“Despite her size, fearless enough to write an eyewitness account of Al-Qaeda,” Esquire trumpeted in 2010, when the website named Maria Ressa to its list of 195 Sexiest Women Alive. It’s a factoid that was resurrected earlier this year by (let’s be ...
 
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Aboitiz ranked 33rd in the Forbes list of richest Filipinos.
Jon Ramon Aboitiz, the chairman of Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV), passed away on Friday, November 30, multiple news sources quoting family sources confirmed. He was 70 years old.As one of the pillars of AEV, Aboitiz helped steer the company to become one ...
 
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Name someone from UP, and they’ve probably been insulted in the leaked group messages.
There’s a lot to unpack in the scandal du jour. A casual search for Upsilon 100 or #lonsileaks on Twitter (and even Facebook) will yield what initially looks like a bunch of screenshots from a group chat. Most of the group chat ...
 
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UP Law professor says no.
Pines City Colleges in Baguio is under fire for requiring their female students to undergo pregnancy tests. This rule may be in violation of Philippine law, says lawyer and UP professor Ryan Oliva."Mandatory pregnancy tests for students is an unlawful intrusion of their privacy. ...
 
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Fiddlesticks!
"Sh*t." "Leche." "P*t*ngina." "T*n*ina." You may not hear these words anymore as soon as you step into schools, computer shops, and arcades in Baguio City. This comes after Mayor Mauricio Domogan ratified the Anti-Profanity Ordinance, which prohibits "cursing, cussing, expressing insults, whether ...