02
Aug
DAVAO CITY—An eyewitness in the murder of one of the scores of journalists killed in a continuing era of impunity in the country was shot dead on Thursday, days after his enrollment in the justice department’s witness protection program (WPP) had been recommended for termination. Ritchie Nacao Manapol, 34, who had been under the Department of Justice’s WPP, died of multiple gunshot wounds after he was attacked by at least three still unidentified men while watching a billiards game near Shrine Hills and MacArthur Highway in this city around 7 p.m Read more [...]

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02
Aug
The first five months of 2016 is election campaign time. Read more [...]

02
Aug
Life after escaping death Bulatlat (blog) Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada provided him free medical checkup at one of the public hospitals in Manila. Read more [...]

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02
Aug
Philippine Daily Inquirer 6:53 am | Friday, August 1st, 2014 Vice President Jejomar Binay: Remembering Cory. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines–Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday said the late President Cory Aquino, mother of President Aquino, would “always be the shining icon of Philippine democracy.” Remembering Cory Aquino on her fifth death anniversary, Binay described the late President, who came to power after the 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, as a beacon who rallied her people “to the path of democratic rule.” “By her example, President Cory reminded all of us the value of humility, the importance of respecting the supremacy of the Constitution, and the rewards of unflinching faith in the wisdom of the Almighty,” Binay said in a statement Read more [...]

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01
Aug
I RECALL WALKING down Ayala Avenue, the principal thoroughfare in Manila’s main central business district, in the year 2000 through a sea of yellow paper being thrown from the windows of the surrounding office blocks. Yellow is the colour of political protest in the Philippines, and the “ticker tape” descending all around came mainly from shredded copies of the Yellow Pages. Read more [...]

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01
Aug
By Marc Jayson Cayabyab |INQUIRER.net 5:11 pm | Friday, August 1st, 2014 MANILA, Philippines – More Filipinos approve of the performance of duties by Vice President Jejomar Binay over President Benigno Aquino III although both their approval ratings dropped, according to Pulse Asia in its latest survey. The June 24 to July 2 survey said that 56 percent of the 1,200 respondents from around the country gave Binay an 81 percent approval rating while Aquino had 56 percent Read more [...]

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01
Aug
THE national government may import an additional 187,000 metric tons (MT) of rice this year, according to the National Food Authority (NFA). Read more [...]

01
Aug
The Philippine Constitution, which was adopted in 1987, carried this provision in Section 26, Article II: “The state shall guarantee equal access to opportunities for public service, and prohibit political dynasties as may be defined by law.” Today, 27 years later, there is yet no such prohibition in effect, as there is still no law defining political dynasties. Thus we have had many senators and congressmen sharing the same family name. Read more [...]

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