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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.
For Lumad schools, even holding class is a struggle
by Jonathan de Santos - July 11, 2018 - 11:33am
President Rodrigo Duterte, a year ago, threatened to bomb Lumad schools—volunteer-run schools for indigenous peoples' communities in remote parts of Mindanao—for, he said, indoctrinating children into...
'Thinking Pinoy' indictment no win for free speech, advocates warn
by Jonathan de Santos - July 1, 2018 - 2:48pm
"Just because you do not like the fellow does not mean freedom of expression advocates should not oppose this action in keeping with the thrusts to decriminalize libel," rights advocate Pierre Tito Galla said.
Peace adviser hopes government, communist rebels can 'meet halfway'
by Jonathan de Santos - April 17, 2018 - 5:02pm
The government is adopting a "more realistic" approach to peace talks with communist rebels, Presidential Peace Adviser Jesus Dureza said, adding the need for panels to "meet halfway."
National Press Club sees no repression in revoked Rappler registration
by Jonathan de Santos - January 17, 2018 - 8:30am
"We cannot be swayed by the emotion of the moment and go along with the general sentiment that press freedom has been threatened," the National Press Club of the Philippines said.
Trillanes sues Thinking Pinoy blogger over 'Little Narco' post
by Jonathan de Santos - November 22, 2017 - 6:01am
Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has filed a libel complaint against Thinking Pinoy blogger Rey Joseph Nieto for alleging that US President Donald Trump referred to him as a "narco" or drug...
Suits by 'sensitive' senators threaten free speech
by Jonathan de Santos - November 21, 2017 - 6:49am
Sen. Vicente Sotto III's plan to file a complaint against Edward Angelo Dayao over online "name-calling" is a threat to freedom of expression, but so is Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's plan to...
Government can't 'define dead bodies away,' says HRW
by Jonathan de Santos - October 9, 2017 - 3:35am
The government position that there have been no extrajudicial killings under the Duterte administration contradicts international law, a senior official at Human Rights Watch's Geneva office said over the weeke...
CPP: No 'Red-Yellow' conspiracy
by Jonathan de Santos - October 5, 2017 - 11:30am
President Rodrigo Duterte might be attempting to justify silencing dissent with his claim of a conspiracy between "Yellows" and "Reds," the Communist Party of the Philippines said.
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