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Incoming House Speaker supports resumption of peace talks, release of political prisoners * Latest Posts Breaking News Politics & Governance 

Incoming House Speaker supports resumption of peace talks, release of political prisoners

“…[t]his is definitely a boost in fast tracking the release of all political prisoners and augurs well for the scheduled resumption of the formal peace negotiations between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP).”

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Palparan enters no plea in Manalo brothers kidnapping * Latest Posts Breaking News Human Rights Human Rights - Front 

Palparan enters no plea in Manalo brothers kidnapping

“This case was filed in 2008 and it is only now that it is progressing. But I am not completely happy, with the absence of all accused Cafgu members, and the fact that Palparan is not yet back at the Bulacan provincial jail.” — — torture victim Raymond Manalo

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Duterte told: ‘Nothing justifies media killings’ * Latest Posts Breaking News Human Rights Human Rights - Front Media 

Duterte told: ‘Nothing justifies media killings’

Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”

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Manila-based journalist gunned down * Latest Posts Breaking News Media 

Manila-based journalist gunned down

MANILA – A reporter of a tabloid newspaper was shot in the head, yesterday, May 27 at the Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo, Manila. Alex Balcoba, reporter of the People’s Brigada and member of the Manila Police District Press Corp was shot with a .45 caliber pistol by still unidentified men, according to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP). Balcoba was rushed to the Jose Reyes Medical Center where he died soon after. He was 56. As of press time, authorities have yet to determine the motive of…

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World Press Freedom Day | Ampatuan massacre kin to Aquino: Where is justice? * Latest Posts Breaking News Human Rights Human Rights - Front Media Other Stories 

World Press Freedom Day | Ampatuan massacre kin to Aquino: Where is justice?

Contrary to Aquino’s promise, no one has been convicted yet for the brutal murder of 58 individuals, of whom 32 were journalists, on Nov. 23, 2009. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Marking the World Press Freedom day, families of the victims of the 2009 Ampatuan massacre issued an open letter reminding President Benigno Aquino III of his promise to deliver justice. “Ilang linggo na lamang po kayo sa panunungkulan, tanong po namin: MAY AASAHAN PA BA KAMING HUSTISYA SA KASALUKUYANG ADMINISTRASYON? Kayo ay nangako sa amin at sa…

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Groups storm Comelec over data leak * Latest Posts 2016 Elections Breaking News News in Pictures Politics & Governance 

Groups storm Comelec over data leak

MANILA — Groups led by Kabataan Partylist stormed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) main office in Manila on Friday, April 22 protesting what they call the “lackadaisical” response of the poll body to what was dubbed as “one of the biggest government-related data breaches in history.” The group said the massive data leak may be part of President Aquino government’s “evil plan” to hack its way to victory. READ: The hacker is not the problem, it’s the Comelec “The massive data breach has manifold ramifications to all affected voters, yet…

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