Human Rights Day marked early by KARAPATAN

Hundreds of human rights workers and activists held separate demonstrations in downtown Manila and in front of the Philippine military headquarters today before marching to historic Mendiola Bridge. True to form, the fascist regime stopped the marchers at the corner of Claro M. Recto and Morayta streets, a few blocks from Mendiola. Dec. 10, international […]

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Soon: P1,000 per unit in UP

If we don’t dare stop it now, time will come when the University of the Philippines will charge students P1,000 per unit, or drastically up from the current P225-300 per unit. The proponents of this indecent proposal call themselves “UP Administration”. How they administer the university affairs is reflected in the Tuition and Other Fee […]

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Natural and man-made calamities strike RP

Natural calamity Supertyphoon Reming (International Code: Durian) veered away from Manila, sparing the megacapital’s millions of residents from Milenyo-style tragedies. But huge places of the Bicol region are in mourning, as the typhoon killed hundreds and destroyed many things that blocked its path. INQ7.net reports that Reming-induced mudslides buried eight villages; 108 bodies have since […]

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GMA appoints military man as NTC chief

We hope the news that another military man has been appointed by President Arroyo to an important post is untrue. According to a spokesperson of the Department of Transportation and Communications, retired Rear Admiral Abraham Abesamis (shown in the photo from the AFP website) has purportedly been handpicked by Mrs. Arroyo to replace resigned National […]

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Time Magazine laments: Philippines shamed by unchecked political killings

Time Magazine is unconvinced by the Arroyo administration’s empty pronouncements condemning the killings of activists — simply because the killings continue, and the body supposed to investigate the incidents miserably fail to win the trust and confidence of victims’ families and witnesses. The Time article is the latest expression of the international uproar over the […]

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Bishop Abante, hate and homophobia

According to his religious beliefs, Baptist Bishop Bienvenido Abante detests gays and pledges to move heaven and earth to stop the Philippines from granting homosexuals (be they lesbians, gays, bisexuals or transexuals) equl rights to form marital unions. Nobody is stopping him from holding such beliefs, however antiquated and inhuman. What takes the cake is […]

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Manny Pacquiao wins TKO

No surprises with today’s bout. As expected, Manny Pacquiao demolished his foe Eric Morales with a technical knockout at the end of round three of the two pugilists “The Grand Finale” bout in Las Vegas. The omens were too many. Pacman was at his peak, while El Terible continued to struggle with being overweight. Pacman […]

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Milenyo: The Aftermath

Twas like a scene from the movie War of the Worlds. Tree branches and leaves, and whole trees uprooted from the earth, litter the streets and highways, creating countless traffic chokepoints. Hundreds of billboards were also torn down, with not a few killing pedestrians who happened to be under them when these ugly objects came […]

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