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HOAX: ‘COA flags Chito Gascon’s 3 P6.7-M China trips’

Claim: The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Chair Jose Luis Martin “Chito” Gascon’s 3 P6.7-M China trips in July alone. The blog balitana.blogspot.com in their August 15 post ran the headline, “COA flags down Gascon’s P6.7M 3x trip to China in just ........»»

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U.S. sanctions Myanmar military commanders over Rohingya abuses

WASHINGTON, USA – The US government on Friday, August 17, hit 4 Myanmar military commanders and two military units with punitive sanctions, accusing them of "serious human rights abuses" and "ethnic cleansing" in violently expelling minority Rohingya from their homes. Military and border guard commanders Aung Kyaw Zaw, Khin Maung Soe, ........»»

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NUPL: Cops blundered in Times raid, case vs lawyers a way to save face

    An organization of human rights lawyers on Friday said the criminal complaint filed by the police against the three lawyers of Times Bar in Makati was only done to "save face."     "The cops are just saving face for the embarrassing blunder of arbitrarily arresting and detaining the officers of the court beyond the allowable period," the National Union of Peoples' Lawyers (NUPL) said in a statement through its President Atty. Edre Olalia.     Olalia said the complaint against the lawyers who were performing their duty during a police search was "not only outrageous, it is shamelessly stupid and incredulous."    ...Keep on reading: NUPL: Cops blundered in Times raid, case vs lawyers a way to save face.....»»

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QC promotes breastfeeding awareness

QUEZON CITY, Aug. 17 (PIA)--Over 80 breastfeeding mothers participated in the third milk-letting event recently organized by the QC Human Milk Bank at Quezon City General Hospital. Mothers donate milk.....»»

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4Ps bill OK’d on 2nd reading

THE House of Representatives has approved on second reading a proposed law institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) to provide a yearly P26,400 subsidy to every poor family. House Bill (HB) No. 7773 institutionalizes the 4Ps to reduce poverty and promote human capital development. The program will be implemented….....»»

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A rare treasure : outpouring of tributes to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT, United States – The death of 76-year-old music icon Aretha Franklin  prompted figures across the spectrum, from politics to pop, to pay homage to her tremendous influence on American culture. Here are some top tributes to the "Queen of Soul": Barbra Streisand "It's difficult to conceive of a world without her. Not only was she a uniquely brilliant ........»»

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Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar --- Members of a commission established by Myanmar's government to investigate human rights violations in western Rakhine state, from which 700,000 members of the Muslim Rohingya minority fled brutal army operations, have pledged to be impartial. The Independent Commission of Enquiry held its first formal meeting Thursday in the capital, Naypyitaw, a day after holding talks with the country's leader, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The commission's chairwoman, former Philippine diplomat Rosario Manolo, said at a news conference that the panel will be "independent, impartial and neutral." The commission was established after rights groups called for the ...Keep on reading: Myanmar panel probing Rohingya crisis pledges independence.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT --- Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through a family statement that Franklin died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit. The statement said "Franklin's official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin's oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute" in Detroit. The family added: "In one of the da...Keep on reading: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 16th, 2018Related News

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died

DETROIT — Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76 from advanced pancreatic cancer. Publicist Gwendolyn Quinn tells The Associated Press through… link: ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin has died.....»»

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Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist who spent six nights detained at an international airport in the Philippines is due to arrive in Sydney. NSW professor Gill Boehringer will arrive on.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Man gets life for online human trafficking

A man arrested for online trafficking four years ago was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Cebu City regional trial court (RTC) on Monday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 15th, 2018Related News

Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist who spent six nights detained at an international airport in the Philippines is due to arrive in Sydney. NSW professor Gill Boehringer will arrive on Source link link: Aust activist, 84, due back from Manila.....»»

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114 minors barred at NAIA

By Anthony Ching Human traffickers supply fake documents. Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) yesterday expressed alarm over the increasing number of underage Filipinas trying to work abroad using fake travel documents. BI OIC Deputy Commissioner and Port Operations Division Chief Marc Red Mariñas said that since June, a […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Disney s humanoid acrobat in action

MANILA, Philippines – We've seen robots walk, run, jump , open doors , play table tennis , and develop an immunity against being toppled over. Often, it's both amazing and creepy to see. On one hand, it's mechanical art – hunks of steel and hydraulics mimicking human life. On ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

China denies internment of 1 million Uighurs

GENEVA, Switzerland – China vehemently denied on Monday, August 13, allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps, insisting all ethnic groups in the country are treated equally. A Chinese official told a UN human rights committee in Geneva that tough security measures ........»»

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Aust activist remains at Manila airport

An 84-year-old Australian human rights activist remains detained at Manila's international airport, nearly a week after he was first barred from entering the Philippines. NSW professor Gill Bo.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Sen. Leila M. de Lima s statement on the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

August 11, 2018. 8/11/18 I have high hopes in the appointment of the former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, as the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She succeeds Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein when his term ends on August 31, 2018. Like her predecessor, Bachelet promises to be fearless and uncompromising… Source link link: Sen. Leila M. de Lima's statement on the new UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.....»»

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Phil. Army sow fear in MP village

BESAO, Mountain Province — Government soldiers occupying houses in sitio Dandanac of Tamboan village in Besao town in Mountain Province are restricting the movement of village folk and are causing fear among village folk, a team of human rights defenders who went to verify reports of human rights violations, found out on August 9......»»

Source: Nordis NordisCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Entering the age of human upgrades

Chemistry-wise, a human being is a glorified chemical cocktail that wasted no time to grow a humongous ego. Chemists will tell you that the elemental ingredients of a human are the following:  But having the right ingredients is not enough. We humans, as with other living beings, contain within ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Criselda Lontok still poised after all these years

Your mantra for the week: "Because the Mighty God within is my Counselor, I find solutions to all problems."   There is only One Power in the Universe, and that Power may be found within each human being, who discovers it in his or her consciousness.   When this happens, the Holy Book says, "For unto us a child is born, a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."   These qualities can change lives for the better---unlike Churchianity's teaching that life is full of struggle and suffering, it can then be a Wonderful journe...Keep on reading: Criselda Lontok still poised after all these years.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 12th, 2018Related News