Exposing Duterte’s Dubious Peace Offer (Part 1)

What was achieved in this latest BBL is the strengthening of the national government’s hold over the new Bangsamoro entity by maintaining the primacy of national laws above regional laws, increasing reserved powers over defense and security as well as public order and safety and the continuing State and corporate control of resources within the Bangsamoro areas......»»

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Maranao leader opposes gov’t move to issue bonds to raise funds for Marawi rehab

A Maranao leader cried foul over the proposal of the government to sell retail treasury bonds (RTBs) to the public as strategy to raise funds for the rehabilitation of the war-torn Marawi City......»»

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Fire guts at least 60 houses in a residential area in Purok 2, Barangay 76-A in Davao City Thursday noon, August 9, 2018. (Medel V. Hernani/»»

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City vet: Predators of fighting cocks could be rats

Dozens of fighting cocks worth hundreds of thousands of pesos were mysteriously killed in Barangay Kauswagan recently but the city veterinarian suspects a huge rodent could be responsible for the deaths of these gamefowls......»»

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National ID system enacted, critics say it’s wolf in sheep’s cloth

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday signed into law the Philippine National Identification System Act which consolidates all government issued ID system into one......»»

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Phividec official: Plastic wastes from Korea legal, to be used for recycling

An official of a government-owned economic zone in Misamis Oriental has clarified that the thousands of tons of discarded plastic materials that come from South Korea do not pose any environmental threat and that these entered the local port legally......»»

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Rising human rights abuses in Mindanao alarm UPLM

Reports of continued repression against the tribal peoples in Mindanao has alarmed the Union of Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao (UPLM) as they slammed the Duterte administration "for allowing the perpetuation of these reprehensible acts"......»»

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Last Monday

Last Monday I was on a bus back to the Netherlands from the town of Trier, Germany. Claiming to be the oldest city in Germany, and named as the capital of the northwestern extent of the Roman Empire in the fourth century, Trier is also better known as the birthplace of Karl Marx......»»

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Federal government prohibits incumbent President from holding on to power

President Rodrigo Duterte's term will end on 2022 and is not eligible to run, both in the current unitary setup and in a federal government, said the members of Consultative Committee (Concom) in a media forum on Federalism on Wednesday......»»

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Gov’t, PNP agree to a military to pull-out from IP communities; military refuses to sign accord

Police and local government officials here agreed in a meeting with Lumad leaders for the pullout of military detachment and troops in Lianga town after indigenous people residents evacuated their communities early this month......»»

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Cops must not compel the innocent to surrender – lawyers group

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde’s appeal to former party-list lawmakers—including National Anti-Poverty Commission chief Liza Maza— to surrender, is wrong and an injustice, the legal counsel of the group asserted on Monday......»»

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The children as our teachers

Last week, I attended HeartMath, a personal development workshop that aims to develop a certain level of resilience to an individual. Resilience here does not only refer particularly to being able to bounce back when something happens. It also touches on the capacity to prepare and to face a situation with equanimity......»»

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NPA frees police officer after 7 months in captivity

The New People's Army has finally freed a police officer they held captive for seven months......»»

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AFP told to carefully study CASER

It is only through the conduct of a prudent and careful study on the contents and major subjects of the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms that the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines will fully understand its purposefulness and benefits to the Filipino people......»»

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House power struggle exposes major crack in ruling coalition – solon

The country witnessed an unexpected spectacle on Monday when former president, now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo engaged in a tug of war with Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez on the speakership of the House of Representatives......»»

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Missionaries of the Assumption: A Statement of Concern and Indignation on the continuing injustices against the Indigenous Peoples

We are called to respond to the situations of misery and injustice, wherever we work and whatever our specific tasks may be. The poor are always at the centre of our concerns. We believe that the poor, especially among the indigenous peoples, are not only those who do not have the means to satisfy their material needs, but also those who, on the level of human dignity, are excluded from full social and political participation and unable to exercise their right to self-determination, to decide for themselves......»»

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FULL TEXT | 2018 State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte

State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 24, 2018.....»»

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Bangsamoro, National Minorities unite to protest against attacks on their communities

The Bangsamoro and Indigenous Peoples in the country are joining the massive and nationwide protest in time with the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte......»»

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New projects for Filipino workers abroad launched

As a pilot initiative, International Labor Organization (ILO) works closely with the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) to develop the Migrant Recruitment Advisor (MRA), and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) to develop the Migrant Rights Violation Reporting System, also known as HAMSA......»»

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Education secretary extols monitoring system of Duterte administration

Secretary Leonor Briones of the Department of Education (DepEd) said the Duterte administration is the most supervised bureaucracy yet, in her speech at the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Public Sector HR Symposium at SMX, SM Lanang today......»»

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