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Reverse VAT to ease impact of oil price hikes, gov’t urged

Reverse VAT to ease impact of oil price hikes, gov’t urged

MANILA, Philippines – With the public bearing a new round of oil prices hikes, research group IBON reiterates its call for government to reverse the value-added tax (VAT) on petroleum…

Women rights group protest on GMA’s birthday

Women rights group protest on GMA’s birthday

MANILA, Philippines – As former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrates her birthday today, family and friends of journalist and woman human rights defender Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez commemorate the 9th year…

Morong 43 file charges against GMA, AFP officials behind their arrest

Morong 43 file charges against GMA, AFP officials behind their arrest

MANILA, Philippines – Taking their struggle to the next level, former detainees and members of the so called Morong 43 trooped to the Quezon City Hall of Justice today to…

Journalists protest ‘manhandling’ by US envoy’s escorts, hospital guards

Journalists protest ‘manhandling’ by US envoy’s escorts, hospital guards

MANILA, Philippines – Journalists covering the defense beat reported being manhandled by security escorts of US Ambassador Harry Thomas during an event at the V. Luna Medical Center in Quezon…

Widow of Murdered Activist is Killed in Front of Children

Widow of Murdered Activist is Killed in Front of Children

(Editor’s Note: This article is re-posted by BICOLTODAY.com from the official website of Philippine Human Rights Reporting Project (rightsreporting.net) in commemoration of 2nd year anniversary of the brutal killing of…

Sen. Lacson back in the Philippines

Sen. Lacson back in the Philippines

By Radyo Singko 92.3 NewsFM, Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com MANILA, Philippines – Senator Panfilo Lacson arrived in Cebu shortly before noon on Saturday onboard Cathay Pacific flight CX 921 from Hong…

Pass the Comprehensive RH Bill – Gabriela

Pass the Comprehensive RH Bill – Gabriela

The Reproductive Health Bill is a measure that is urgent and long overdue. It is both timely and meaningful that the House of Representatives take up this very important piece…

Banco Filipino and PDIC must work together for depositors – Escudero

Banco Filipino and PDIC must work together for depositors – Escudero

MANILA, Philippines – After the Monetary Board had placed the beleaguered Banco Filipino (BF) under the receivership of the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC), Senator Chiz Escudero is prodding the…

2010 Bar Exam Results

2010 Bar Exam Results

Bar Topnotchers 1. Cesario Antonio Singzon Jr, Ateneo de Manila University – 89% 2. Filemon Ray Javie, Ateneo Manila University – 86.95% 3. Paolo Carlo Tolentino, Arellano University – 86.80%…

Philippines urged to protect OFWs as protests spread in Middle East

Philippines urged to protect OFWs as protests spread in Middle East

Migrante International said the government’s “slow, dismaying and disorganized action” in repatriating overseas Filipino workers who were trapped in strife-torn Libya should not be repeated in other countries in the…