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This is what would happen if the Philippines left the United Nations.
Last week, Iceland led the United Nations Human Rights Commission in drafting a resolution that calls for concrete actions, which could also include UN investigation, into the alleged drug war in the Philippines.The move ruffled many feathers, particularly those of Senator Vicente ...
 
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The Safe Spaces Act has put heavier penalties for online sexual harassment than those occurring in physical public spaces.
Beware: Sharing other people’s photos online could be considered sexual harassment, according to the Safe Spaces Act, a new law in the Philippines. The law prohibits catcalling, wolf whistling, and unwanted sexual advances, but also defines the prohibited acts online.Many thought that ...
 
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A bitter falling out with the Estradas lead the former basketball player to the top spot in the city.
Born and raised in San Juan City, Francis Zamora III was exposed early on to local politics. His father, Ronaldo “Ronnie” Zamora, congressman of the lone district of San Juan, was first elected as a Parliament member of the Interim Batasaan Pambansa ...
 
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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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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 window to prevent the worst of it is closing fast, while water scarcity in mainland Asia is the prelude to the next big war.
It is a long held belief here in the shebeen that, thanks to those clever Chinese climate hoaxsters, the next world wars are going to be fought not over oil, but over water. This is especially true in places like India, which ...
 
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Filipino and Panitikan subjects are no longer required teaching for colleges and universities.
In an incredible twist of irony during National Heritage Month, the Supreme Court of the Philippines on Sunday, May 26, 2019, upheld a decision it made in October 2018 declaring Filipino and Panitikan (Literature) as non-core subjects in college, meaning they are ...
 
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Far from being simple messages on a wall, protest art is a reflection and a subversion.
We’ve all encountered protest art at least once: the unsubtle writing on the wall calling for an end to imperialism, an effigy of the President being burned or maimed during a protest, or songs and stories about the harsh realities of society. ...
 
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The Endo Bill hurdles the third reading in the Senate, the closest it has ever come to becoming a law.
The Philippines may see the end of contractual employment, more commonly known as "Endo."Endo, which refers to the end of contract of employment, is a legal loophole sometimes used by companies in order to cut costs. In this practice, workers are terminated ...
 
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These Filipino Senators were not politicians but real statesmen.
In the entire course of Philippine politics, very few Filipino statesmen have held office. That is because a politician is the opposite of a statesman: a politician preserves political capital for survival, while a statesman expends political capital to uphold principles. A politician ...
 
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What drives voters to choose the people they want?
This year’s elections are one of the most contentious in the history of the Automated Election System. Massive reports of electoral fraud by citizens and poll watchdog groups, documented cases of blatant red-tagging and black propaganda by state forces, rampant vote-buying, and violence in the ...
 
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All things must end, even highly entrenched political dynasties.
In the recent midterm elections, five members of the Ejercito-Estrada clan ran for public office. All five of them lost, marking the end of the 50-year political run of one of the Philippines’ most prominent political families.The Estradas began their public career ...
 
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Some of these seemingly innocent acts can get you arrested if you do them on election day.
According to someone who spoke Latin a very long time ago, “ignorantia legis neminem excusat,” which means, ignorance of the law excuses no one—lest we get arrested. To avoid this, we combed through some of the COMELEC’s voluminous rules and regulations regarding ...
 
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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 a crushing defeat in the presidential elections, Grace Poe is running for reelection to the Senate.
Grace Poe’s story is the stuff of fairy tales… and teleseryes.As an infant, Grace was abandoned in a church in Jaro, Iloilo, where she was discovered by Chayong, a prayerful woman who worked as a housemaid. Grace lived with Chayong and her ...
 
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Long-time human rights lawyer Chel Diokno wants to empower younger generations to become better nation-builders. Fixing the country’s broken justice system is the first step.
If you’re reading this, you’re part of the relatively small portion of the electorate who knows who Chel Diokno is.Step outside your comfort zone, and you’ll find that most of the tarpaulins and posters that blanket public walls belong to administration bets ...
 
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Mother, advocate, reluctant politician, and senatorial candidate Nancy Binay has one of the most recognizable names in Philippine politics. Nevertheless, she's working doubly hard to prove that she deserves to be here.
Nancy Binay has remained pretty much below the radar for most of the last six years she’s been in the Senate. The few times she’s been the center of attention was unintentional on her part, as armchair warriors bashed her sartorial style, more ...
 
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Re-electionist Sonny Angara is intent on getting the job done by putting aside personal animosity and personality-based politics.
It is an early morning schedule with re-electionist Juan Edgardo Angara, more popularly known as Sonny Angara. He walks into his father’s house looking and sounding like he could benefit from more hours of sleep and rest. Weeks of campaigning, hopping from ...
 
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Going against the administration isn’t anti-government.
As the 2019 senatorial elections loom ever closer, the issue of partisanship has taken center stage. Two major slates have emerged: the administration’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago and the Liberal Party’s Otso Diretso. Other opposition bets have appeared as well: the Makabayan bloc ...
 
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In this very candid interview, senatorial candidate Bato dela Rosa shares his views on the controversial war on drugs, death penalty for politicians, and his friendship with President Duterte.
Senatorial candidate Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa made headlines last month when he said he has no more time for debates. Days later, another headline quoted the former chief of police saying people attend political sorties to be entertained and not to listen to issues. He ...
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