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Militant leaders pre-SONA meeting with Duterte: ‘issues murkier than clear’

Militant leaders pre-SONA meeting with Duterte: ‘issues murkier than clear’

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA – Militant leaders in Manila are not happy after meeting with President Duterte on Tuesday, July 18 regarding the upcoming SONA on Monday and the militants’…

Lightning rally disrupts Congress special session on martial law extension; 8 arrested

Lightning rally disrupts Congress special session on martial law extension; 8 arrested

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — A lightning protest was held today during the Congress special joint session for the extension of martial law in Mindanao by school teachers from Mindanao Lumad…

Killings of farmers on the rise under Duterte

Killings of farmers on the rise under Duterte

BY ILANG-ILANG QUIJANO Fifty-three-year-old Rodolfo Tagalog Sr. was harvesting coconuts when he heard and felt the shots. A bullet almost grazing his right shoulder, he fell instantly from the top…

BAYAN, Kabataang Partylist to oppose martial law extension

BAYAN, Kabataang Partylist to oppose martial law extension

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region, 20July2017 – President Duterte’s plan to extend martial law has alarmed the progressive sector based in Manila, casting suspicion on the Duterte…

Duterte pardons NDFP consultant, 9 othersDuterte pardons NDFP consultant, 9 others

Duterte pardons NDFP consultant, 9 othersDuterte pardons NDFP consultant, 9 others

By Raymund B. Villanueva MANILA, 6July2017 – President Rodrigo Duterte granted pardon to 10 political prisoners including a National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant today, human rights group…

Talks must continue despite ‘bumpy, winding road’ to peace process

Talks must continue despite ‘bumpy, winding road’ to peace process

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA, 4July2017 (BicolToday.com) — Negotiators from all camps affirmed today that talks must go on behindd complexities in dealing peace process likened to “bumpy, winding road…

Youth party hits Duterte’s over-reliance on military’s judgment

Youth party hits Duterte’s over-reliance on military’s judgment

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – President Duterte’s dependence on the military’s judgment to lift up martial law or not will only isolate the President from…

Media colleagues stand by Lingao over feud with Tulfo

Media colleagues stand by Lingao over feud with Tulfo

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – Media colleagues sided with Ed Lingao over his row with controversial broadcaster Erwin Tulfo when the former got alarmed over…

NUJP condemns Arab states’ demand to shut down Al Jazeera

NUJP condemns Arab states’ demand to shut down Al Jazeera

CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) criticized the demand of Arab states that Qatar shut down broadcasters Al Jazeera and…

LGBT Students Face Bullying, Abuse

Discrimination and Lack of Support Undermine Right to Education MANILA, June 22, 2017 – Students across the Philippines experience bullying and discrimination in school because of their sexual orientation and gender…

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