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Progressive doc receives death threats

MANILA — Like union organizers, indigenous peoples and children’s rights advocates, progressive health professionals also reported experiencing harassment and surveillance from suspected state forces. The chairperson of the Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD), Dr. Darby Santiago, received a death threat through a text message on June 27. “Isang bala ka …

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Lawmaker asks SC to bar future drills with Japanese troops

“Defend our territory but do not violate our Constitution.” ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio L. Tinio joined other representatives from the education sector in seeking a restraining order againstfuture joint military exercises between the AFP and Japanese troops without a treaty, as mandated by the Constitution. Tinio and the rest of the …

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Tabor urges city hall to do safety check on fair rides

By LITO RULONA Correspondent COUNCILOR Ramon Tabor on Monday called on city hall to ensure the safety of people that go to fairs that offer sideshows and rides in anticipation of travelling shows in the city as it starts preparations for the August fiesta. Tabor said the local executive department …

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Labor dept reminds employers on correct pay during Eid’l Fitr

DAVAO City – The Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment (Dole) has issued a reminder to employers to “observe and comply with the pay rules” on Eid’l Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, a regular holiday nationwide. Labor Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz also issued guidelines on the “correct …

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Council to summon PCSO exec, Olaguera over lottery state in Oro

By LITO RULONA and NITZ ARANCON Correspondents THE city council will summon Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) manager Raul Regondola and city police director Senior Supt. Faro Antonio Olaguera so they could shed light on the proliferation of illegal lotto outlets in the city. This came after Councilor Zaldy Ocon …

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Palace reiterates promise to save Mary Jane Veloso

MANILA — Malacañang has reiterated its commitment to help save the life of Mary Jane Veloso. “The government is committed to try to do everything to save Mary Jane Veloso,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters during a press briefing at the Palace on Monday. “There’s a case filed against …

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