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How Did Hair Become a Political Statement?

There is a notion that if you change your hair, you're probably going through something. The common instance is during breakups, just like Bea Alonzo inOne More Chance. But recently, it seems that some hairstyles are starting conversations from sexism, body image, to other political matters. So how are hairstyles defining today's society in the past few years? Here are a few examples. Female superheroes' long hair With the popularity of superhero movies and shows, female characters like Wonder Woman, Black Widow, and Captain Marvel are given the attention they deserve. However, Racked brought up an argument that fighting with flowing, untied hair is both inconvenient and sexis...Keep on reading: How Did Hair Become a Political Statement?.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 11th, 2018

Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

JERUSALEM --- Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism, and ideals of masculinity.   For men of all faiths in the holy city, a beard can be an important statement of religious devotion, connecting past generations to God through the tangled strands of history. Facial hair also reflects social mores in many communities. In some cases, it can reflect political views.   Nowhere is this more visible than in Jerusalem's Old City, where bearded ultra-Orthodox Jews, Christian clerics, and devout Muslims all come into contact in a densely packed mix of some of the wo...Keep on reading: Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 16th, 2018

U.S. teen found alive 3 months after parents shot dead

  CHICAGO, USA – A 13-year-old girl missing for almost 3 months after her parents were shot dead has been found, her hair matted and wearing oversized shoes. "Jayme Closs was located alive," the sheriff's office in Douglas County, Wisconsin, said in a statement late Thursday, January 10. It said she was located ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

President Duterte Appeals to Public to Vote for Credible, Reliable Officials

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Thursday, January 3, appealed to the public to vote for credible and reliable public officials in the upcoming midterm elections, instead of relying on survey results. The Chief Executive made the statement when he attended the birthday celebration of former Presidential Political Adviser Atty. Francis “Tol” Tolentino, at the Sigtuna […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJan 9th, 2019

Why Write?

Stealing is a favorite Filipino dish, and such a daring statement seems to resemble raw truth enough to indict and hang everyone but the same will not be the subject of this digital diatribe. Simply not in the mood to play political. Likewise do I swear that neither will unholy innuendo’s be iterated offering redemption […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian jailed for life over graft

BEIJING, China --- Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian was jailed for life over corruption, a court in northeastern China announced Thursday. "Ma Jian's behavior constituted the crime of accepting bribes, forcing others to trade and insider trading," the Dalian Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning province announced in a statement. Ma, a former deputy head of China's ministry of state security, was put under investigation for corruption in 2015 and expelled from the Communist Party the following year. He pleaded guilty and has decided not to appeal, the court said, adding that his political rights have been revoked for life and all his personal assets confiscated. Ma's fall fro...Keep on reading: Ex-China spymaster Ma Jian jailed for life over graft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Rep. Richard Garin apologizes for incident with cop in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY --- Iloilo Rep. Oscar "Richard" Garin Jr. has issued an apology amid allegations that he beat up and spat at a handcuffed police officer at gunpoint. READ:Rep. Garin, Guimbal mayor face raps for beating up, spitting at cop --- PNP-Region 6 In a statement mostly in Hiligaynon, Garin, a scion of the Garin political clan based in Guimbal town in Iloilo, did not specify what he was apologizing for but said that he was "sincerely" asking for an apology. "I reiterate my apologies for my actions which I take full responsibility for. Pero gusto ko lang ma klaro nga ang akon actions kaina [But I would like to clarify that my earlier actions[ are not directed to the [Philippine Na...Keep on reading: Rep. Richard Garin apologizes for incident with cop in Iloilo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 26th, 2018

Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness

BUENA, N.J. --- A lawyer for a high school wrestlerwhose dreadlocks were cut offafter a referee told him to lose the hairstyle or forfeit minutes before his match is suggesting the impromptu hair cut was due in part to the referee's tardiness. Buena Regional High School wrestler Andrew Johnson, who is black, had a cover over his hair, butreferee Alan Maloney, who is white, said that wouldn't do. Johnson won Wednesday's match but appeared visibly distraught. Dominic Speziali issued a statement Monday in which Andrew Johnson's parents said Maloney didn't attend the weigh-in that day. They also say that when Maloney evaluated the teen before the match, he didn't raise any issues...Keep on reading: Wrestler’s attorney suggests haircut due to ref’s tardiness.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 25th, 2018

Pangilinan blames Duterte’s drug war anew for ‘daily killings’

MANILA, Philippines --- Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan blamed the Duterte administration anew for the "daily killings" that plague the country after the recent assassination of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe. "The daily killings were touted by the Duterte administration as the solution to our country's ills, that the more killed in the drug war, the better," Pangilinan said in a statement on Sunday. While they may not be on the same side of political fence, Pangilinan said Batocabe's violent death should be "roundly condemned." "He was my contemporary at the UP College of Law in the late 80s. We may not have been on the same side of the political fence but his violent ...Keep on reading: Pangilinan blames Duterte’s drug war anew for ‘daily killings’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2018

2018: A dark year for press freedom

This statement was originally published on ipi.media on 21 December 2018.Around the world press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

2018: A dark year for press freedom

This statement was originally published on ipi.media on 21 December 2018.Around the world press freedom faced a litany of attacks in 2018, as political leaders unwilling to accept scrutiny i.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2018

Lagman: I voted against House-proposed federal Charter

  MANILA, Philippines --- Albay 1st Dist. Rep. Edcel Lagman has accused Leyte 3rd Dist. Rep. Vicente Veloso of lying, as he denied voting to remove provisions on term limits and political dynasties in the proposed federal Charter of the House of Representatives. Lagman clarified Friday he voted against Resolution of Both Houses No. 15 (RBH 15), which seeks to amend the 1987 Constitution and change the nation's prevailing unitary system of government to federal form. Lagman further said he was not even a member of the House committee on constitutional amendments chaired by Veloso. Lagman, in a statement on Friday said: "Rep. Vicente Veloso was lying when he told ABS-C...Keep on reading: Lagman: I voted against House-proposed federal Charter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2018

WHO CAN REMOVE POLITICAL POSTERS?: DILG says barangays under City Hall jurisdiction

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Iloilo City director Atty. Ferdinand Panes reminded barangay officials that they are under the territorial jurisdiction of city and municipal governments. Panes issued the statement amid the resistance from some barangay captains in Iloilo City to the plan of the City Hall to remove “pre-election” […] The post WHO CAN REMOVE POLITICAL POSTERS?: DILG says barangays under City Hall jurisdiction appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 1st, 2018

Opposition tells Filipinos: Remember Bonifacio s life of political activism

On the 155th birth anniversary of Filipino revolutionary Andres Bonifacio, Vice President Leni Robredo said in a statement addressing the holiday that Filipino should remember Bonifacio’s life of “political activism.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Bonifacio or Rizal?

PLACING the name of Andres Bonifacio ahead that of Jose Rizal is not a political or historical statement, but merely for alphabetical sequencing so that the title would not appear a conclusion. Moreover, today is dedicated to Bonifacio, called the Great Plebeian because he was of the masses; Rizal was of the ilustrados. Indeed, Rizal […] The post Bonifacio or Rizal? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the ARMM — Bangsamoro leader

The majority of Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), a leader of a Bangsamoro organization said on Monday. Emran Mohamad, president of the Bangsamoro Communication Network Inc. (BCN) and chairman of the Supreme Council of the League of Bangsamoro Organizations (LBO), said Muslim Filipinos favor the replacement of the ARMM "with a new political entity that would genuinely fulfill the aspirations of the Bangsamoro people." He issued the statement as the plebiscite that will be held in several Muslim communities for the ratification of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in January 2019 draws closer. READ: Comelec set...Keep on reading: Muslim Filipinos want a new political entity to replace the ARMM — Bangsamoro leader.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Lacson hopes pay hike would curb police corruption

Senator Panfilo Lacson said on Sunday that he is hoping that the salary increase for policemen in January 2019 would reduce the number of "kotong cops" cases in the country. He said the pay hike might help support the needs of police authorities. "I have high hopes that it will materialize [...] with all the benefits and unprecedented salary hike accorded to the military and uniformed personnel," Lacson said in a statement. The senator also hopes that cops would be more focused on serving and protecting the public against criminals. "Thanks to the strong political will of President Rodrigo Duterte who almost single-handedly pushed for the same, there is every reason for right...Keep on reading: Lacson hopes pay hike would curb police corruption.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 4th, 2018

Boracay rehab ‘political will’

Boracay's resurrection was the result of President Rodrigo Duterte's political will, according to his spokesperson, Salvador Panelo.   "Boracay is a lesson of political will," Panelo said.   "It is also a lesson of neglect, misfeasance and malfeasance by responsible persons in office," he said.   "The cesspool that was Boracay would not have happened if political will was exhibited by those in authority and if only officials of the island paradise, as well as stakeholders, operated following the law and the rules and regulations of pertinent government agencies," he said in a statement.   But intervention from the President gave it a new le...Keep on reading: Boracay rehab ‘political will’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 28th, 2018

De Lima: IPU withdrawal is Arroyo’s ‘personal vendetta’

Detained Senator Leila de Lima believes that Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo's proposal for the Philippine Senate to withdraw from the Inter-Parliamentary Union's (IPU) was a "personal vendetta" against her. "Arroyo's personal vendetta against me for her detention on electoral sabotage and plunder charges is not yet over, and is not about to end soon," De Lima said in a statement on Friday. The senator noted that Arroyo is a "known ally" of President Rodrigo Duterte and would "go the extra mile to undermine any international effort in support of her plight as the first prominent political prisoner of the President." De Lima has been detained at the Philippine National Police's C...Keep on reading: De Lima: IPU withdrawal is Arroyo’s ‘personal vendetta’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Sen. Leila M. de Lima s statement on the appalling prevalence of political dynasties

October 25, 2018. The 2019 election season proves to be a no-holds-barred occasion for Philippine political dynasties. Since there is no enabling law, but only a non-self executing constitutional provision, that deals with political dynasties and the scourge that they represent in our democratic system of elections,… Source link link: Sen. Leila M. de Lima's statement on the appalling prevalence of political dynasties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Enrile, key EDSA Revolution figure, is now blaming Martial Law victims

Senatorial hopeful Juan Ponce Enrile’s recent statement saying that political dissidents during the Marcos era were the ones who “started” the chaos prompted a number of critics to remind him of what led to the late Ferdinand Marcos’ Martial Law declaration. Enrile, who served as Marco’s Defense Minister during Martial Law, apologized to victims of […] The post Enrile, key EDSA Revolution figure, is now blaming Martial Law victims appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018