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Sister Mary John Mananzan is not 'leader for life' of a 'communist terrorist' group
by Jonathan de Santos - June 26, 2020 - 9:19am
Mananzan is not a "leader for life" of women's group Gabriela and is "not as involved in the day-to-day operations of GABRIELA as when she was chairperson."
Riding someone else's motorcycle? Be ready to prove you're not a criminal
by Jonathan de Santos - June 14, 2020 - 12:55pm
The law will affect motorcyclists using units that may be registered under a relative's name or those who may be using a borrowed unit who may, at the very least be delayed, at police checkpoints.
Muslim Filipinos at most risk from anti-terrorism bill 'overreach, abuse'
by Jonathan de Santos - June 7, 2020 - 4:03pm
"Overall, this is a problematic omission [because] it is the Muslim communities that have been hurt the most by terrorism in this country. It is also the Muslim community that will likewise suffer the overreach and...
No face-to-face classes as Duterte OKs DepEd's 'blended' learning proposal
by Jonathan de Santos - May 28, 2020 - 10:04pm
"These are all consistent with your preference that we should not be physically sending our children until this is safe to do so," Briones told the president.
IP rights advocates wary of using 'idle' ancestral domain as food production areas
by Jonathan de Santos - April 17, 2020 - 1:33pm
"From the start, this has been used productively, cared for and preserved by the IPs because this is our land and our livelihood," Rep. Cullamat said.
Metro Manila quarantine: Travel only to get supplies and for work
by Jonathan de Santos - March 14, 2020 - 10:27am
Under the general community quarantine "movement of people shall be limited to accessing basic necessities and work; and uniformed personnel and quarantine officers shall be present at border points."
UP president: No police, military on campus without coordination
by Jonathan de Santos - December 11, 2019 - 8:41pm
University of the Philippines president Danilo Concepcion said Wednesday that he has not agreed to let police and military personnel into the university's campuses despite a claim by Sen. Ronald Dela Rosa that he...
Amid 'laglagan' fears, Robredo assures agencies she understands confidentiality
by Jonathan de Santos - November 17, 2019 - 12:16pm
"I think the DILG has been doing a good job with this. I don't think they are hiding anything," she said in Filipino. "I also understand what information cannot be divulged to media. If it's sensitive, then it shouldn't...
People on the Periphery
by Jonathan de Santos - October 30, 2019 - 7:31pm
The Duterte administration is said to have spurred a 'golden age of infrastructure' with development projects that promise prosperity and employment. We look behind the glitter to see what that development could...
Kaliwa Dam: Dumagats fear losing homes, culture to sate Manila's thirst
by Jonathan de Santos - October 28, 2019 - 11:34am
Development is coming to Queborosa, a sitio in Infanta where a community of Dumagats lives beside the Kaliwa River as they have for generations.
DENR issues ECC for Kaliwa Dam project
by Jonathan de Santos - October 21, 2019 - 5:51pm
The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System obtained an environmental compliance certificate issued by the environment department’s Environmental Management Bureau for the proposed P18.7-billion Kaliwa...
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.
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...
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