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Protests mark anniversary of presidential decree to 'emancipate tillers'
by Franco Luna - October 21, 2019 - 9:12pm
"Kung hindi man kami mamatay sa gutom, papatayin naman niya kami sa extrajudicial killings at human rights violations," Zenaida Soriano, Amihan national chairperson said.
What a 43-year-old forecast got right about Metro Manila's present problems
by Franco Luna - October 21, 2019 - 3:44pm
Although many of the Urban Development Project’s initiatives centered around slum upgrading service projects including the Tondo Foreshore and Dagat-Dagatan Projects, it also acknowledged a number of infrastructure...
Two Pinoy restaurants make Timeout's Top 100 NYC joints
by Franco Luna - October 19, 2019 - 5:02pm
"Could this be the year New Yorkers finally give [Filipino] cuisine its due? It’s clearly scoring points in Brooklyn," Timeout asked. We certainly hope so. 
Ateneo hears out student demands on sexual harassment allegations
by Franco Luna - October 18, 2019 - 6:21pm
“I wish to set the record straight: the Safe Spaces Act defends the harassed, not the harassers," Risa Hontiveros said. “No space is safe for as long as sex offenders are allowed to thrive."
Russia willing to help with nuclear energy, counter-terrorism should Philippines ask — envoy
by Franco Luna - October 18, 2019 - 4:14pm
"I would like to emphasize that it's up to you Filipinos to decide [because] we are ready to discuss any option of cooperation, we are ready to offer our sophisticated nuclear technologies, we are ready to help you...
Bangon Marawi says clearing over by November's end
by Franco Luna - October 17, 2019 - 5:49pm
The chairman said they were still targetting around 4,000 buildings for clearing with over 2,800 consenting house owners. Of this amount, at least 2,400 houses were already demolished leaving some 400 remaining...
Two years since the end of the Marawi siege: What's changed?
by Franco Luna - October 17, 2019 - 8:49am
What was once a bustling economic hub, two years later, still remains in ruins: shuttered and unpeopled. 
Ateneo vows justice amid surfacing of sexual misconduct allegations vs faculty members
by Franco Luna - October 16, 2019 - 3:39pm
Ateneo said measures are in place to ensure students and employees are protected from any form of sexual harassment.
Locsin calls for DreamWorks boycott over 9-dash line scene in 'Abominable'
by Franco Luna - October 16, 2019 - 12:24pm
"For me call a universal boycott of all [DreamWorks] productions from here on."
LeBron James, Steve Kerr stress need to be 'educated' on China issues
by Franco Luna - October 15, 2019 - 8:45pm
"I do not believe there was any consideration for the consequences and ramifications of the tweet,” LeBron James said of Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet.
Ateneo students protest 'inaction' on sexual harassment by faculty
by Franco Luna - October 15, 2019 - 5:18pm
“We trust, time and time again, in a system that is supposed to protect the student body from all these abuses, but we see all our hopes being shattered by menial punishments and the administration’s...
Palace: Up to MTRCB to ban 'Abominable' over China's map
by Franco Luna - October 15, 2019 - 4:46pm
“Depende siguro yan sa MTRCB kung ano ang assessment nila,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said of the decision to ban the animated film "Abominable," which includes a scene depicting Beijing's...
Trump call with Duterte left White House ‘genuinely horrified’
by Franco Luna - October 15, 2019 - 4:04pm
“Unheard of,” one former White House official who handled foreign calls said. “That just blew me away.”
Group calls for lifting of Mindanao martial law amid suggestion to limit it
by Franco Luna - October 14, 2019 - 8:21pm
"Martial law in Mindanao is useless as it could not even prevent heinous crimes in the major island. It is just an instrument against legal democratic activists," former Rep. Ariel Casilao (Anakpawis party-list)...
Filipinos lose 9 to 15 years of their lives sitting in traffic — urban planner
by Franco Luna - October 14, 2019 - 5:37pm
"[I]f you have 40 years of economic life with the five to six hours a day [of commuting,] you would have wasted 28,000 to 40,000 hours, that's at least nine to fifteen years taken from your life," Palafox bared...
Urban planner blames politics for inaction on 'catastrophic' traffic predicted 43 years ago
by Franco Luna - October 14, 2019 - 12:31pm
"... it's short term and opportunistic not long term and visionary."
Get the look: Jayda Avanzado shares style, shopping tips
by Franco Luna - October 11, 2019 - 9:57am
"Wear whatever makes you feel comfortable with yourself," Jayda Avanzado said.
Potential 780% water rate hike 'immoral,' Anakpawis says
by Franco Luna - October 10, 2019 - 8:52pm
“This is a height of immorality of privatization in water utilities,” former Rep. Ariel Casilao (Anakpawis party-list) said.
Groups call for sincerity as Panelo agrees to commuting 'challenge'
by Franco Luna - October 10, 2019 - 6:27pm
"The transport crisis is a serious problem that millions of Filipinos in Metro Manila and other places in the country suffer everyday," Bayan, Anakbayan, and KMU said in a joint statement calling on Panelo to be...
Cayetano wants Philippines to invest in sports tourism
by Franco Luna - October 10, 2019 - 5:18pm
According to Cayetano, sports tourism worldwide was a $600 billion industry that could prove to be beneficial should the Philippines explore it. “Hindi lang Pilipinas lang ito. It will also build jobs in our...
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