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September 21, 2017 12:36 PM Robredo: We haven’t learned the lessons of martial law

Most Filipinos do not seem to have learned the lessons of martial law during the time of former President Ferdinand Marcos, Vice President Leni Robredo said Thursday. “Iba-iba man ang paniniwala sa pulitika, andito tayo para magkaisa dahil sa pagmamahal sa bayan, ang paggunita sa batas militar…Nakakalungkot naman po 45 years na pinagdusahan natin ito tila hindi 7

September 21, 2017 11:28 AM Source: DICT chief Salalima offers to quit due to ‘bureaucracy and politics’

Rodolfo Salalima, the first secretary of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), has offered to resign from his post, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. In a statement issued early evening, presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella confirmed that Salalima had sent his resignation letter to President Rodrigo 9

September 20, 2017 2:00 PM Complex presidency overwhelms Duterte

No Philippine president, except for the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, has been as controversial as President Duterte. From the word “Go,” Mr. Duterte has been at the center of public discourse. In the run-up to the 2016 elections, Duterte’s endorsers assured the Filipino people that he would be the nation’s savior from the stranglehold of the ruling elite 10

September 20, 2017 10:42 AM Inside the brotherhood: Thoughts on fraternity violence

While we call for justice and that punishments must be exacted on individuals who inflicted such horror and suffering, we could just lament why our educational system systematically produces young promising men, only to reduce them to such a barbaric state. I once had the misfortune of being entangled in the issue of fraternity violence. And I suffered 5

September 17, 2017 4:09 AM Chito Gascon a pedophile? Definitely not! – CHR peer Gwen Gana; Win suggests naming CHR ‘face’

MANILA – Commission on Human Rights chairman Chito Gascon is “definitely not” a pedophile, and the term cannot be used, even as a metaphor, to describe his zeal in seeking independent investigations into recent cases of teenage boys being killed by the police. The categorical defense of the beleaguered chair, whose agency last week was slapped by the House 6

September 16, 2017 4:11 PM Jinggoy out on bail » Manila Bulletin News

Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada on Saturday walked free from detention after completing the final procedure of his bail process. He submitted himself to finger-printing and signing of documents before he was finally reunited with his family and gave thanks to God at the Pinaglabanan Church in San Juan City. OUT ON BAIL – Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada 10

September 16, 2017 1:55 PM Duterte: House can set aside CHR budget to buy body cameras for police

President Rodrigo Duterte gives a speech at the Matina Enclaves in Davao City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017/ (Photo from an RTVM video) President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday suggested that the P600 million that the House of Representative slashed from the Commission on Human Rights’ budget be used to buy body cameras for the police. Duterte made the proposal 6

September 16, 2017 6:06 AM Austria’s ‘wonder-boy’ on course for election win

Tall, tanned and only 31, Austria’s rising political star Sebastian Kurz oozed confidence as he strode to blaring pop music into Graz’s main square — seemingly with good reason. National election top candidate Austria’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and chairman of Austrian People’s Party (OeVP), Sebastian Kurz, reacts during a television debate in Linz on September 10

September 15, 2017 4:24 PM $8 Million to Aid Poor North Koreans? South Korea and Japan Disagree

“We began considering humanitarian aid upon requests from the World Food Program and Unicef,” Mr. Moon was quoted in a statement from his office as saying to Mr. Abe. “In principle, giving support for infants and small children and pregnant women should be handled separately from politics.” Relations between South Korea and Japan are often tense and include 10

September 14, 2017 11:23 AM Destroy or be destroyed: Philippine senator battles Duterte

After launching his political career from a jail cell, Philippine Senator Antonio Trillanes believes it could end in a grave thanks to a relentless campaign against his "hitman" president. But the former Navy officer with a history of coup attempts appears to thrive on the pressures that have come with regularly accusing President Rodrigo Duterte of being 17