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Census leaves out PWDs, angers disability council

By JAKE SORIANO, VERA Files MANILA — Described as a “complete enumeration” of the entire Philippine population, the 2015 Census has ignored crucial data on a significant sector: persons with disabilities (PWD). “It’s an outright denial of the rights of persons with disabilities to be counted,” said a fuming Carmen ...

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Aquino appoints 4 new CA justices

PRESIDENT Aquino has appointed four new Associate Justices of the Court of Appeals (CA), who would be assigned in this city. This was contained in separate transmittal letters sent to Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.. The new CA Associate Justices are Geraldine Fiel-Macaraig, Perpetua ...

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Human rights group slams Aquino for rounding up homeless for Apec

By CONG B. CORRALES, Associate Editor NEW YORK-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has assailed the Aquino government for rounding up and detaining hundreds of homeless people, including children, to hide them during this week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Started on Nov. 9, authorities rounded up several hundred homeless people from ...

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Apec meet kicks off

THE Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) CEO Summit 2015 kicked off in Manila yesterday. The three-day summit gathers business leaders in the region putting forward discussions concerning the economic growth of the Asia Pacific. Apec CEOs will also have forum discussions with Apec leaders focusing on issues such as promoting ...

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PH Partnership for Sustainable Agri General Meeting

Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala and Grow Asia Director for Country Partnerships Jenny Costelloe discuss future collaborations of the Department of Agriculture and Grow Asia during the Philippines Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture General Meeting held in Quezon City, on November 10, 2015. During the event, agricultural stakeholders were divided into ...

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Teachers decry meager hikes in PNoy’s salary bill

MANILA — Government employees occupying low- and middle-level positions are the biggest losers under the Aquino administration’s proposal for salary increases, while those occupying top posts already enjoying high pay, including the President, are the most favored, decried the Alliance for Concerned Teachers (ACT). A measly P2,205-increase in four years ...

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Bayan Muna: Committee hearing on lumad evacuees hypocritical

MANILA — Farcical and hypocritical. This is how Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate described the ongoing hearing on the lumad issues at the House Committee on National Cultural Communities led by Rep. Nancy Catamco. “How can the lumad bakwits expect an impartial hearing in an atmosphere where Rep. Catamco ...

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Ridon: CHR downplaying role of military in Lumad killings

Manila — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) is underplaying and even to a certain extent absolving the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in its prime role in the internal displacement and killing of Lumads in Mindanao, Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon said Tuesday, in response to a report ...

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Marcos: DOJ should speed up Mamasapano charges eval

MANILA — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos, Jr. today said the Department of Justice should ensure there would be no unnecessary delays in its preliminary investigation of the murder complaint against 90 respondents for the killing of Special Action Force (SAF) commandos in Mamasapano, Maguin-danao last January 25. On Tuesday, ...

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