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The most important peace document submitted by the National Democratic Front of the Philippines contains seven parts and is 82 pages long. Here’s a summary of the proposed Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms or CASER: The preamble links the country’s economic backwardness to its colonial history. But it also highlights the potential to… The post An Unofficial Guide to Understanding the Socio-Economic Proposals of Filipino Communists appeared first on Bul…
02.24 / 23:22
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By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions BAI BIBYAON LIGKAYAN BIGKAY was early for the nine o’clock ceremony at the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) today. She sat at the front row of the hall, flanked by her two companions and interpreters, a Manobo Datu and a Catholic nun, patiently… The post Woman warrior of Talaingod is 2017 Gawad Tandang Sora awardee appeared first on B…
02.24 / 23:22
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National University and University of Santo Tomas aim to bounce back from previous losses when they square off with different rivals today in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament at The Arena in San Juan C…
02.24 / 23:03
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Angelo Que hopes to ride the momentum of his runaway triumph at Anvaya last week although he would be heading to next week’s $400,000 Solaire Philippine Open with a different approach given the makeup of The Country Club layout, refurbished to world-class s…
02.24 / 23:03
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We have a total of 22 Races this weekend at San Lazaro headlined by the staging of the Sunday’s P500,000 2nd Leg Imported/Local Challenge R…
02.24 / 23:03
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CONGRESS last year enacted a bill creating a Department of Transportation (DoTr) and a separate Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT). Transportation alone is such a big area that the DOTr is today up to its neck in the difficult problem of traffic gridlock in Metro Manila and other urban centers in the country. As for the DICT, it must plan for the great new world of digital communication in the cyber universe that knows no bounds on our…
02.24 / 23:03
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The arrest of Sen. Leila M. de Lima is an indication of democracy at work in the country, according to chief presidential legal counsel Salvador…
02.24 / 23:03
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THE Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) tried but failed to kidnap anew crewmen of foreign cargo vessel in the high seas of the southern Philippines. Rear Admiral Rene Medina, commander of the Naval Forces Western Mindanao (NFWM), on Friday, February 24, said the naval component of the Joint Task Force Tawi-Tawi thwarted the kidnapping attempt by the ASG in the waters of Tawi-Tawi province. Medina said the attempt was prevented as Navy ships were immediately deployed in response to a distress call from…
02.24 / 17:21
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THE Department of Health (DOH) committed to augment funds for Zamboanga City Government’s health programs to help in the medical needs of indigent patients. Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said she was informed by DOH undersecretary Achilles Gerald Bravo during the latter’s courtesy call that the health agency is allocating P10 million assistance for local government units (LGUs) to help in the health program. Bravo was here as he graced on Friday, Febraury 24, an event at the Min…
02.24 / 17:21
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A PARTY-LIST representative believes that the filing of charges and subsequent arrest of Sen. Leila de Lima were meant to silence political opponents of President Rodrigo Duterte. “It’s pure harassment. Kung ebidensya lang, wala gyud sila’y ebidensya (They have no evidence),” said Akbayan Rep. Tomasito “Tom” Villarin, who visited Cebu yesterday to launch a signature campaign against the proposed revival of the death penalty and the lowering of the minimum age of criminal responsibility from…
02.24 / 17:21
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PHILIPPINE National Police chief director general Ronald Dela Rosa visited Wednesday the three policemen wounded during a bloody encounter in Lubuagan, Kalinga. Dela Rosa joined Kalinga officials including police officials in the region in giving honor to four casualties and the three others wounded in the arrest of Willy Sagasag. Police Officer (PO) 3 Cryzaldo Lawagan, PO2 Juvenal Aguinaldo, PO1 Charles Compas and PO1 Vincent Paul Tay-od were killed during the incident including…
02.24 / 17:21
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THE weekend will once again put Baguio City into the limelight as the annual festival displays its grandeur with blooms and song. Twenty–one contingents will parade the streets on Saturday for the Grand Street Dance Parade Competition, while 19 floats bedecked with the freshest of blooms will be displayed over the weekend for the 22nd Edition of the Baguio Flower F…
02.24 / 17:21
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I WILL get the three properties back. This was the stern warning of Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, referring to the combined 45.2 hectares at the South Road Properties (SRP) that three property developers bought in 2015. In his speech during the 80th Charter Day celebration yesterday, Osmeña said he will win his fight against them. The mayor said that towards the end of his term, he wants each public high school graduate to get a P50,000-scholarship grant per semester for their college e…
02.24 / 16:45
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TODAY is a special non-working day for a reason. Feb. 25 is the day that is traditionally reserved for the commemoration of the 1986 Edsa People Power revolt. Today is the 31st Edsa 1 anniversary. This is also the first Edsa 1 commemoration under the administration of Rodrigo Duterte, who took over as president in the middle of last year. He succeeded Benigno Aquino III, son of the martyred former senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino, an authentic Edsa 1…
02.24 / 16:45
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IT would be blasphemous for anyone to question the heroism of Lapulapu, Diego Silang, Francisco Dagohoy, Andres Bonifacio or Jose Rizal. These individuals contributed to the heritage of the Filipino people and the nationhood of the Philippines. Yet there are commentators who tend to look at the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution in a negative way, preferring that the rule of Ferdinand Marcos should have continued, as he allegedly authored the golden age in Philippine…
02.24 / 16:45
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I HAVEN'T seen a scene like this after former dictator Ferdinand Marcos was ousted 31 years ago today. Sen. Leila de Lima surrendered yesterday morning to the police after a warrant of arrest was issued against her a day before by a court in Muntinlupa. She was promptly brought to the court, with her supporters ensuring she would be safe. Lawyer Alex Padilla attended to the legal concerns surrounding her…
02.24 / 16:45
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SEN. Leila de Lima, who spent Thursday night in her Senate office, gave up at 8 a.m. on Friday to police officers who waited overnight to serve the warrant for her arrest issued by a Muntinlupa City trial court on drug trading charges. She did not feign illness. So she didn’t have props such as wheelchairs or neck braces like former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo when she was arrested on Nov. 18, 2011 for electoral fraud. Police said her blood pressure rose slightly when she was booked i…
02.24 / 16:45
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THOUSANDS of student-athletes, coaches, technical officials, delegation heads, government officials and local spectators gathered at the Gov. Mariano Pedices Memorial Stadium in Dumaguete City Friday, February 24, for the opening rites of the week-long 2017 Palarong Negros Island Region (NIR). A parade kicked off from Quezon Park and Rizal Boulevard en route to the stadium in the afternoon. Dubbed “One Island, One DepEd, One Asean,” the event, a qualifying competition for the 2017 Palarong …
02.24 / 16:45
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AFTER taking a break last year, the Bacolod Generals American-Tackle Football are back on the field as they prepare for the 2017 Season of the Philippine-American Football League in September this year. Scheduled to play at least seven games this year starting September 9, the Generals will meet Manila Vanguards in an away match and a featured game against South Korea Dragons on September 30. Other teams on their path are Manila Rough Riders (October 14), Manila Warriors (October 28), and…
02.24 / 16:45
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UNITED States of America President Donald Trump should not just be contended with his local policies and his expertise on corporate finance and global financial markets. As a top world leader, he has to consider alliances, partnerships, multilateral-ism (involvement of two or more nations), and…
02.24 / 16:45
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