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ProGay asks church, city dads to respect LGBT rights, provide support services

ProGay asks church, city dads to respect LGBT rights, provide support services

BAGUIO CITY – PROGAY Metro Baguio is calling on leaders of the Christian churches and the Baguio City government to refrain from attacking the human rights of the lesbian, gay,…

CBCP to probe ‘Pajero 7’ controversy

CBCP to probe ‘Pajero 7’ controversy

MANILA, Philippines — Allegations that some prelates got vehicles from a state-owned lottery agency will be at the top of the agenda of Catholic bishops when they gather next week.…

Search for Environmental Heroes continues

Search for Environmental Heroes continues

Green groups launched the Gawad Bayani ng Kalikasan 2011, an awards event aiming to seek out and recognize seven Philippine heroes/ heroines of the environment– nameless individuals, organizations, or communities…

Sailing of all sea vessels cancelled in Bicol due to ‘Falcon’

Sailing of all sea vessels cancelled in Bicol due to ‘Falcon’

LEGAZPI CITY – The Albay Provincial Safety and Emergency Management Office (APSEMO) announced Wednesday that sailing of all sea vessels has been cancelled due to tropical depression “Falcon”. Albay Governor…

DOJ orders Palparan, other Army officers to answer criminal raps

DOJ orders Palparan, other Army officers to answer criminal raps

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday ordered retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan and several other military officers to answer the criminal charges filed against them…

Emulate Rizal’s heroism, President Aquino urges Filipinos

Emulate Rizal’s heroism, President Aquino urges Filipinos

CALAMBA CITY, Laguna – President Benigno S. Aquino III urged Filipinos to emulate the heroism of Jose Rizal whose supreme sacrifice “paved the way for the freedom we enjoy today.”…

Impunity continues to reign under Aquino – NUJP

Impunity continues to reign under Aquino – NUJP

The murder of broadcaster Romeo Olea of dwEB-FM in Camarines Sur province early Monday morning again proves what we have said again and again – that the impunity with which…

Modern-day Rizals protest against ‘social ills’ to mark 150th birthday of nat’l hero

Modern-day Rizals protest against ‘social ills’ to mark 150th birthday of nat’l hero

MANILA, Philippines – In commemoration of Jose Rizal’s 150th birthday on June 19, youths wearing Rizal face masks staged a protest action today in Mendiola against current social ills like…

Freedom of expression groups urge court to withdraw contempt raps against journalist, massacre widow

Freedom of expression groups urge court to withdraw contempt raps against journalist, massacre widow

Members and partners of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) today urged the Court of Appeals to withdraw contempt charges against National Union of Journalists of the Philippines secretary…

Broadcaster in Cotabato City receives death threat

Broadcaster in Cotabato City receives death threat

A Cotabato City radio broadcaster has received reports death threats from yet unidentified sources. Vern Simon, 42, a reporter of the Catholic Church-run radio station dxMS and vice chair of…