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Senate bets to gov't: Take threats vs church seriously
by Ryan Macasero - March 12, 2019 - 6:13pm
“We call on President Duterte to stop fueling the fire of persecution against the Catholic Church...”
CHR on killing of ROTC cadet: Schools are no place for violence 
by Ryan Macasero - March 12, 2019 - 5:35pm
The Commission on Human Rights condemned the death of a Reserve Officers' Training Corps cadet in Iloilo City in a statement on Tuesday
Rethink privatization in light of water supply woes, Senate bet says
by Ryan Macasero - March 11, 2019 - 5:44pm
A labor leader running for senator called for a review of privatized utilities in light of a water shortage affecting Metro Manila and Rizal and the "disorderly announcements" of hours-long service interruption...
Tagle urges Catholics: Help fight hunger this Lent
by Ryan Macasero - March 8, 2019 - 3:00pm
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle urged Filipino Catholics to help feed those most in need this Lenten season.
Diokno on Sara Duterte’s ‘everyone lies’ statement: ‘Panay palusot’ 
by Ryan Macasero - March 7, 2019 - 2:25pm
Opposition bet Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, running under the Otso Diretso slate, said on Thursday that Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio was “panay palusot (full of excuses)” on issues raised...
UN rights chief criticizes Duterte's drug war, calls for public health approach
by Ryan Macasero - March 6, 2019 - 9:46pm
“The drug policies in place in the Philippines, and its lack of respect for rule of law... should not be considered a model by any country.”
Villegas asks Catholics: Are you going to deny your faith by your vote?
by Ryan Macasero - March 6, 2019 - 2:31pm
Ahead of the official start of the Lenten season, Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Soc Villegas posted a video compilation on his Facebook page of President Rodrigo Duterte’s tirades against the church over the...
Imee Marcos to release statement on college degree controversy, says Sara Duterte
by Ryan Macasero - March 5, 2019 - 9:47pm
“She said she would release an official written statement about the question on her educational background.”
Narco list: Palace says presumption of innocence ‘waived’ for candidates
by Ryan Macasero - March 5, 2019 - 6:13pm
As far as the president is concerned, those running for elected-positions waive their right to be presumed innocent, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a press conference on Tuesday
Tañada, Alejano: 'Narco-list' an attempt to influence voters
by Ryan Macasero - March 5, 2019 - 3:28pm
The government's plan to release a list of candidates allegedly linked to illegal drugs is an attempt to influence voters, candidates from Otso Diretso, an opposition slate, said.
Gutoc to Duterte: Stop the bloody drug war 
by Ryan Macasero - March 4, 2019 - 9:16pm
“I appeal to your better senses to stop the 'bloodier' drug war for the second half of your presidency.”
Who is the Labor Win Alliance? 
by Ryan Macasero - March 4, 2019 - 4:34pm
While the Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Otso Diretso senatorial slates dominated the media’s coverage of the proclamation rallies held in February, another slate — the Labor Win alliance — also held...
Otso Diretso: Criticism of government part of opposition's job
by Ryan Macasero - March 4, 2019 - 2:49pm
The Liberal Party-led coalition was responding to a tirade that the president unleashed while campaigning for the administration slate on Sunday when he said the Otso Diretso did nothing but criticize.
Palace on why Duterte told Lim to kill himself: Might be more evidence against him 
by Ryan Macasero - February 21, 2019 - 5:19pm
Why did President Rodrigo Duterte speak about alleged drug lord Peter Lim again after almost two years?
Re-electionist Bam Aquino says he is against TRAIN ‘from beginning’
by Ryan Macasero - February 18, 2019 - 6:39pm
Re-electionist Sen. Paolo Benigno Aquino IV renewed his calls to suspend provisions in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Law during ABS-CBN’s HARAPAN senatorial debates Sunday evening.
Para saan ang tapang mo?: Art and dissent in these trying times
by Ryan Macasero - February 18, 2019 - 2:33pm
The ideas that bloomed into the student-led First Quarter Storm were germinated in a university not too far from the neighborhood of Teacher’s Village in Quezon City in 1970.
Child detention centers worse than animal cages — Caloocan bishop
by Ryan Macasero - February 15, 2019 - 7:17pm
Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of the Diocese of Kalookan said Thursday that shelters built for children in conflict with the law were “worse than cages for animals."
Duterte comment on Tatad’s wife a ‘hyperbole,’ says Panelo
by Ryan Macasero - February 15, 2019 - 3:06pm
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo called President Rodrigo Duterte’s comments on former Sen. Kit Tatad “just a hyperbole.” 
Ressa arrest stirs condemnation, calls for due process from abroad
by Ryan Macasero - February 14, 2019 - 5:23pm
The US and Canada have expressed hope that Rappler CEO Maria Ressa will be given due process in a cyberlibel case against even as the Philippine government has said her arrest on Thursday is just a matter of enforcing...
Robredo rebukes Panelo, says harassment vs Rappler obvious 
by Ryan Macasero - February 14, 2019 - 3:13pm
Vice President Leni Robredo told reporters that she believes the harassment against news site Rappler and its Chief Executive Officer Maria Ressa was “very obvious.”
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