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Meet Yani, UP’s 'COVIPH chatbot

Yani can provide information regarding the nearest hospitals, data on COVID-19 cases, and even government's policies in relation to health, education, transportation and economic support. The post Meet Yani, UP’s #COVIPH chatbot appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Total lockdown

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Contained

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SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19

“(We) pray that they be released on humanitarian considerations through bail, recognizance or other non-custodial measures. The continued incarceration of the sick and elderly would be a virtual death sentence.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Relatives of political prisoners filed a petition with the Supreme Court today, April 8, seeking for the… The post SC urged to release sick, elderly political prisoners amid COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Fact-checking Duterte absolutely necessary at this time’

“Just because he is the president does not mean you don’t need to fact-check his claims.” The post ‘Fact-checking Duterte absolutely necessary at this time’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Bayan Muna debunks Duterte’s ‘lack of budget for COVID-19’ rhetoric

“There are billions in the budget that are yet untapped which were actually contained in his Report but President Duterte is very slow and inefficient in tapping these funds.” The post Bayan Muna debunks Duterte’s ‘lack of budget for COVID-19’ rhetoric appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Amid COVID-19 lockdown and land conflict, a village wages struggle to live

How would a small poor village be faring in the time of the coronavirus? In a community in the central Philippines, the farmers' struggle against land grabs amid threats of food insecurity has taken on greater urgency. The post Amid COVID-19 lockdown and land conflict, a village wages struggle to live appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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UN expert alarmed at reports of police violence amid pandemic

A United Nations special rapporteur reminded states that “excessive use of force by the police is unlawful under international law, including during states of emergency.” The post UN expert alarmed at reports of police violence amid pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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4 questions on ABS-CBN and the state of press freedom

A journalist based in Hong Kong who writes for a leading international magazine sent these questions on press freedom under the Duterte administration. Please allow me to share the short answers. The post 4 questions on ABS-CBN and the state of press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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5 questions on e-learning and fighting the pandemic

Based on empirical data, e-learning is not for everyone given the unequal economic status of students. Internet access is not for everybody. Even if mobile telephony is ubiquitous, the low purchasing power of families makes it expensive to maintain good data connection in the students' mobile phones. The post 5 questions on e-learning and fighting the pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Coca-cola workers face harassment, red-tagging amid lockdown

“It’s disheartening that while workers are uniting to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, towards just compensation, and against widespread lay-offs, NTF-ELCAC is hard at work oppressing workers’ rights.” The post Coca-cola workers face harassment, red-tagging amid lockdown appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Observe child protection laws during quarantine – rights groups 

"Punitive act in any circumstances won't discourage children from doing wrong. You should educate them well. A militarist approach won't solve this pandemic.” The post Observe child protection laws during quarantine – rights groups  appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Why is government afraid of free speech?

All these actions aim to create chilling effect, to force us into silence amid the Duterte administration’s glaring failure to address the COVID-19 crisis. The post Why is government afraid of free speech? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Compassion and respect for human dignity should go with relief packs’

Even during a calamity or health emergency, Bishop Reuel Marigza, secretary general of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines, said that compassion and human dignity should be at the heart of government officials carrying out relief operations. The post ‘Compassion and respect for human dignity should go with relief packs’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Vendor gives goto to poor residents amid COVID-19 lockdown

"Helping one another is very important during these times. Many have lost their sources of livelihood due to the lockdown.” The post Vendor gives goto to poor residents amid COVID-19 lockdown appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Gutom at sakit

Pinagbawalan ang mga tao ng pamayanan na lumabas sa kani-kanilang mga tahanan. Babarilin kaagad nang walang anumang katanungan ang sinumang makikitang gumagala-gala sa labas ng pinapayagang sona. Hindi makalapit ang mga mamamayan sa kanilang mga bukirin at kabuhayan kaya unti-unti na itong napabayaan. Bumaba ang suplay ng pagkain at walang natirang kabuhayan ang mga tao.… The post Gutom at sakit appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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3 questions on campus journalism amid the COVID-19 pandemic

It comes as no surprise that the current lockdown has become a de facto crackdown for some of those who dare speak up against the government. The post 3 questions on campus journalism amid the COVID-19 pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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No mercy

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Cops attempt to foil urban poor efforts to feed hungry amid COVID-19

"They threatened to stop our community kitchen if we will continue with the protests and placards. Will these police officers feed us?" The post Cops attempt to foil urban poor efforts to feed hungry amid COVID-19 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Lawyer files raps against Koko Pimentel over quarantine breach

"He [Pimentel] blatantly violated laws, which put the lives and health of frontliners and even ordinary citizens at grave risk." The post Lawyer files raps against Koko Pimentel over quarantine breach appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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