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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 ...
 
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Science says vaccines work.
Only 32% of Filipinos have confidence in vaccines following the recent Dengvaxia controversy—a dramatic drop in confidence rates that may spell disaster when it comes to fighting a pandemic, says a new international study.This alarming drop in public confidence when it comes to vaccines ...
 
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It's not 100% there, but the beach looks great.
Today, October 26, marks the long-awaited reopening of Boracay—which, despite having been closed to tourists since April this year, nevertheless managed to make it (again) to the Condé Nast Traveler list of Best Beaches in the World. Boracay's rehabilitation isn't 100 percent done—reports ...
 
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Even Jose Rizal wasn't immune from its hold on our dreams.
Nary a conversation goes by these days without someone mentioning the Lotto, and with good reason: the UltraLotto 6/58 jackpot is slated to hit P1 billion, surpassing its previous record of P741 million.While a quick Google search on “Philippine ultra lotto” or ...
 
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How does the law—and academic institutions themselves—protect the students?
Whispers turned into Facebook posts, which turned into Twitter and Reddit threads, and which may now turn into real-world sanctions and legal action. Last week, the ADMU Freedom Wall was flooded with comments accusing a professor at Ateneo de Manila University of sexual harassment.It began ...
 
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A rundown of her greatest hits as a government official.
Mocha Uson has stepped down from her post as Assistant Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, and while it's naturally been a cause for celebration, naturally, but also a cause for alarm. As observers have pointed out, Uson's resignation allowed her a graceful exit ...
 
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Robin Padilla and Mon Tulfo might even make it. But Mocha would not.
Following PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's surprise resignation from her position, citizens were quick to speculate that this was done to clear her plate for a stab at a senatorial bid. Uson herself has admitted that she was "open" to the idea, ...
 
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Coming on top of plane fares, the surcharge aims to help airlines recover higher cost of jet fuel
The Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), the country’s aviation regulatory body, has allowed airlines operating in the Philippines to re-impose an aviation fuel surcharge to help them offset the additional operating costs due to higher jet fuel prices in the international market.On August ...
 
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It's like the Justice League, if all their superpowers were money.
Members of the so-called “superconsortium” of the country’s leading business conglomerates revealed they have been granted original proponent status by the government to carry out the Php102-billion project to upgrade and expand the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). The grant was made by ...
 
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Here's what you should know about the TRABAHO bill and what it means for our book industry.
You've probably seen the posts circulating online raising the alarm on a particular section of the TRAIN 2 bill that has just been approved by Congress. You may even have signed this petition to protest the provision.In short, the TRAIN 2 tax ...
 
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Ramon Tulfo, fresh from taking on the medical profession, takes on a new target: History!
Gotta hand it to Ramon Tulfo: The guy has cojones something. Fresh from challenging the entire triage system and the Philippine medical profession—after, mind you, a busy day of "bumping" small children whilst being chauffered in a convoy—he somehow found the energy to take on ...
 
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PWD ID holders are entitled to a 20% discount for medications, along with many other services.
There's much to be happy about in terms of mental health awareness in the Philippines: progress has been made by grassroots initiatives and policymakers together, celebrities are speaking out about their own mental health struggles, and our very own Philippine Mental Health Act (RA ...