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Duterte certification no guarantee of SOGIE Equality bill passage
by Jonathan de Santos - September 11, 2019 - 10:36am
"Whatever would make the mechanisms of... What—what would make them happy," President Duterte, who said he is against all forms of discrimination, said.
SOGIE bill will not outlaw Bible-based beliefs on LGBTs
by Jonathan de Santos - September 3, 2019 - 12:10pm
In a privilege speech at the House of Representatives in late August, Rep. Villanueva lamented that passage of the bill would silence him and others who believe that homosexuality is a sin.
Dumagats fear losing homes, culture to sate Manila's thirst
by Jonathan de Santos - August 27, 2019 - 9:20am
Development is coming to Queborosa, a sitio in Infanta where a community of Dumagats lives beside the Kaliwa River as they have for generations.
Bayan Muna, Anakbayan deny recruiting members for NPA
by Jonathan de Santos - August 22, 2019 - 4:57pm
"In my case, in many activists' case, they continue their activism through rallies, symposiums and so on," Colmenares said.
Security of Tenure bill not a safety net for 'habitual absentees'
by Jonathan de Santos - July 29, 2019 - 3:10pm
The vetoed Security of Tenure bill would not have prevented employers from firing their workers for just cause, including the "habitual absentees."
Bills that Duterte asked Congress to pass in 4th SONA
by Jonathan de Santos - July 23, 2019 - 10:59am
Unlike in previous SONAs, Duterte did not mention amending the 1987 Constitution for a shift to a federal form of government—a campaign promise and a recurring theme in his speeches.
Comelec allows Cardema's surprise substitution as Duterte Youth rep
by Jonathan de Santos - May 22, 2019 - 9:56pm
His substitution at the last minute raised opposition from, among other sectors, Kabataan party-list, which Cardema had framed as his group's rival. 
Comelec allows Cardema's surprise substitution as Duterte Youth rep
by Jonathan de Santos - May 22, 2019 - 9:56pm
His substitution at the last minute raised opposition from, among other sectors, Kabataan party-list, which Cardema had framed as his group's rival. 
Despite Senate and PNP findings, Duterte blames Mar for Mamasapano
by Jonathan de Santos - April 18, 2019 - 11:32am
President Rodrigo Duterte has accused opposition senatorial candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II of "wasting" the lives of the 44 police commandos who died in the Mamasapano clash four years ago.
Belgian NGO: ALCADEV funding for growing greens, not raising Reds
by Jonathan de Santos - April 1, 2019 - 9:55am
"We have indeed been informed of the allegations by our government and are in close contact with them for further follow-up. I can however assure you that we have no indications that these allegations are true and...
OPAPP: New panel to oversee localized 'peace engagements' with Reds
by Jonathan de Santos - March 21, 2019 - 8:17am
The dissolution of the government negotiating panel in peace talks with communist rebels is meant to pave the way for a new one that will pursue localized peace negotiations, the Office of the Presidential Adviser...
Leyte rep in 'narco list' wants House inquiry into how info was validated
by Jonathan de Santos - March 15, 2019 - 9:19am
Veloso said he would also file criminal charges against those responsible for putting him on the list but said the congressional inquiry will come first.
PNP takes issue with poll question on extrajudicial killings
by Jonathan de Santos - March 4, 2019 - 11:35am
Taking issue with how SWS phrased its survey question, Albayalde said: "Who isn't afraid to die anyway?"
PNP, PDEA, NBI agree: Duterte's estimate of 8M drug users has basis
by Jonathan de Santos - February 28, 2019 - 11:15am
Agencies involved in the government's campaign against illegal drugs believe President Rodrigo Duterte "has basis" to say that there are now seven to eight million drug users in the Philippines, up from 4 million...
Democracy improves in Asia despite 'dampeners,' think tank says
by Jonathan de Santos - January 9, 2019 - 1:44pm
Asia and Australasia scored 5.67 on the 2018 EIU Democracy Index "after a tumultuous two years during which the process of democratization appeared to be going into reverse."
Rappler's Ressa among journalists named TIME Person of the Year
by Jonathan de Santos - December 11, 2018 - 10:02pm
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, who is facing a string of tax evasion cases that she and her supporters believe are meant to cow the media, is among the journalists whom TIME Magazine has named Person of the Year...
Schools network rejects AFP claim of communist recruitment
by Jonathan de Santos - December 9, 2018 - 12:41pm
The Save Our Schools Network on Saturday denounced what it said were the military's "fabricated lies" against Lumad schools, which the government has painted as recruitment areas for the communist New People's ...
'Goodwill' meet with NDFP seen in November
by Jonathan de Santos - November 16, 2018 - 2:58pm
"This is not a formal negotiation, no negotiations yet."
Datu in Uson video tagged in Lumad killings, IP group points out
by Jonathan de Santos - September 26, 2018 - 1:04pm
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson's interview with a "datu" implicated in the deaths of Lumad leaders in Surigao del Sur in 2015 is an insult to indigenous peoples, Lumad groups in the Caraga...
WBC champ Rungvisai not underestimating unknown Mexican foe
by Jonathan de Santos - August 28, 2018 - 9:53pm
WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, Rungvisai, considered among the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world, is facing a relatively unknown fighter in Iran Diaz of Mexico.
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