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Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News13 min. ago Related News

Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law

IT is wearisome to watch the continuing battle of statements, of claims and counter-claims, between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Rappler, Inc. concerning the revocation of the company’s registration and license to operate by the corporate regulator. The decision of the SEC to annul Rappler’s registration is the exercise of its legitimate authority… link: Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: 6 hr. 0 min. ago Related News

Right person for the right position

Uncensored Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding Chairman was recently appointed by President Duterte to head the newly formed PACC, or Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission. The involvement and dedication of Chairman Dante Jimenez in the VACC showed his capability to confront and defend the organization that he represents. There is….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: News7 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law

IT is wearisome to watch the continuing battle of statements, of claims and counter-claims, between the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Rappler, Inc. concerning the revocation of the company’s registration and license to operate by the corporate regulator. The decision of the SEC to annul Rappler’s registration is the exercise of its legitimate authority [...] The post Press freedom aside, Rappler must comply with the law appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: News7 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Marcos Martial Law rights victims to get reparation on or before May

Along with other former youth activists, now also in their senior years, SELDA members trooped last Wednesday, January 17, to the office of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board for a meeting with its chairperson, Lina Sarmiento. The post Marcos Martial Law rights victims to get reparation on or before May appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: News8 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Human rights abuses recorded in the first 2 weeks of 2018

Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay revealed the rising statistics and intensifying attacks on people’s civil and political rights under President Duterte’s administration. The post Human rights abuses recorded in the first 2 weeks of 2018 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: News8 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Youth groups call to 'LiftMartialLaw and fight for human rights

“Let's remember the historical significance of the FQS and tightly hold on to its lesson that there is no other way to preserve our rights but to unite and fight against all forms of fascism and dictatorship.” The post Youth groups call to #LiftMartialLaw and fight for human rights appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: News8 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

US family seeks justice in kin’s ‘suspicious’ death in PH

  Instead of recollecting wonderful memories from Christmases pasts, exchanging gifts and preparing for holiday dinners with relatives and friends, the Phinney family in Boston, Massachusetts, were comforting each other telling and stories about the life well lived by Jesse Phinney, which ended tragically in Cebu City on December 5 last year.   Phinney died while in the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), suspected of human trafficking and child abuse under Republic Act 7610.   Who was Jesse Phinney? Why was he in Cebu City? Why does his death raise more questions than answers?   Documentary filmmaker   Jesse Phin...Keep on reading: US family seeks justice in kin’s ‘suspicious’ death in PH.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Market gains 1.08%

  The local stock barometer yesterday rallied on selective buying of large cap-stocks, led by a rebound in share prices of big banks. Tracking mostly upbeat regional markets, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) racked up 95.18 points or 1.08 percent to close at 8,915.92. The index was led by BPI, which surged by 7.39 percent and was the day's most actively traded company. Metrobank also rose by 2.04 percent while its parent conglomerate GT Capital Holdings rose by 6.34 percent. Both BPI and Metrobank recently announced massive stock rights offering plans, respectively amounting to P50 billion and P60 billion. BDO, SM Investments and AGI all ad...Keep on reading: Market gains 1.08%.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

No need to be tall for wannabe cops

  Short people no longer need to despair if they want to serve the country through law enforcement, after officials announced the removal of height requirement for members of the Philippine National Police.   National Police Commission (Napolcom) vice chair and executive officer Rogelio Casurao said the agency had decided to do away with the requirement to coincide with the launch of the commission's online examination application scheduling system (Oleass).   Thus, Casurao said, interested Filipino college graduates need only to be no more than 30 years old to qualify and they can apply to take the entrance examination on April 22.   Previous...Keep on reading: No need to be tall for wannabe cops.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

PSE readies P3.16-B stock rights offering

The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) is set to launch a stock rights offering worth as much as P3.16 billion by February, raising fresh funds to unify the country's capital market infrastructure while diluting the shares held by stock brokers. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved the PSE's plan to sell as much as 11.5 million new common shares to existing "eligible" investors at an offer price of up to P275 per share. The target is to launch this offering by February, a top PSE official said yesterday. Net proceeds from this offering will be used to repay debt to be incurred in connection with its plan to acquire Philippine Dealing Systems Holdings Corp....Keep on reading: PSE readies P3.16-B stock rights offering.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 9 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

& apos;Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos& apos;–HRW - Inquirer.net

'Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos'–HRW - Inquirer.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: News12 hr. 13 min. ago Related News

Height limit for PNP test applicants removed

MANILA, Philippines — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has removed the height requirement for applicants who will take the entrance examination for.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News12 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Framers of 1987 Constitution: Charter change, federalism not the answer

MANILA, Philippines – The framers of the current 1987 Constitution said that charter change and federalism are not the solution to the country's current problems. They also emphasized the need to address issues in the process to amend the Constitution. In a letter signed by 11 members of the Commission that ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

PH media goes black to protest threats against press freedom

MANILA, Philippines – It was a rare image: Members of the media were on the other side of the lens, the subject of tonight's coverage. Four days since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked the registration of Rappler, press freedom advocates gathered at the Boy Scout ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

UP journalism professor dares Duterte spokesman to resign

MANILA, Philippines – Amid mounting attacks against press freedom, University of the Philippines (UP) professor Danilo Arao dared Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, a former human rights lawyer, to resign. “Hinahamon kita, Harry, kung hindi mo na masikmura ang ginagawa mo ngayon bilang tagapagsalita ng isang mapanupil na pangulo, you should ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News14 hr. 39 min. ago Related News

Globe Telecom Looks at Global Best Practices in Fight vs. Illegal Sites, Child Pornography

Globe Telecom looks at global best practices in Singapore and other countries in its fight against illegal sites and child pornography in order to protect the rights of young Filipino boys and girls who are most susceptible to exploitation and abuse. The island-state currently regulates the presence of objectionable content and conduct online through its […].....»»

Source: Metrocebu MetrocebuCategory: News17 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

LP says SEC, like Marcos, resorted to ‘unacceptable legalism’ to justify Rappler shutdown

The Liberal Party called the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to cancel news site Rappler’s registration “unacceptable legalism to justify its closure,” and likened this to what the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos did “to justify his trampling of our people's civil and political rights.”.....»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: Top18 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

Castro says proposal to amend Consti guarantee of free press, speech came from Palace; Pimentel says no need to amend

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /18 January) — The proposal to amend the Bill of Rights’ guarantee of freedom of speech, expression, press and right to peaceably assemble did not come from his committee but from Malacanang, House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro told ANC’s Early Edition on Thursday. “It came from an extrinsic source,” Castro said, adding […].....»»

Source: Mindanews MindanewsCategory: News21 hr. 26 min. ago Related News

‘Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos’–HRW

  President Duterte has brought the Philippines into its "worst human rights crisis" since 1986, New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) said.   "President Rodrigo Duterte has plunged the Philippines into its worst human rights crisis since the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos in the 1970s and 1980s," HRW wrote in its World Report 2018 releasedThursday.   Duterte's crackdown against illegal drugs launched after he took office in June 2016 snuffed the lives out of about 4,000 drug suspects, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) data as of September 2017. However, human rights advocates said the number could be as high as 12,000.   HRW d...Keep on reading: ‘Duterte plunged PH into worst human rights crisis since Marcos’–HRW.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 21 hr. 39 min. ago Related News