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UFS leader calls out AMOR Seaman

The leader of the United Filipino Seafarers (UFS), Engr. Nelson Ramirez, has publicly criticized AMOR Seaman on his Facebook page  for its ties to Atty. Panambo, a prominent lawyer known for representing seafarer claims. AMOR Seaman has been notably active in recent policy debates on the Magna Carta for Seafarers, challenging key ...

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Padilla says slight physical torture is OK receives flak

During the review of the anti-bullying programs in the Senate, Senator Robin Padilla said slight physical bullying is more manageable than mental torture, noting it helped him to become stronger in facing his life.

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Marcos eyes digitalization of govt transactions to curb smuggling

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. is seeking to digitalize government transactions, particularly at the Bureau of Customs (BOC), to curb rampant smuggling in the country. In an interview, the President noted that it might be helpful to look into successful approaches being employed by several countries, and apply them to the Philippines. #In60words...

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Philippine Nobel laureate Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion

Philippine Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa was on Wednesday acquitted of tax evasion, among a slew of charges she has long maintained are politically motivated, calling the verdict a victory for truth. Ressa, who shared the Peace Prize with Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov in 2021, still faces three other cases, including a cyber libel conviction now under appeal that could mean nearly seven years in prison....

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2022 brought surge in killings of journalists UNESCO

Killings of journalists and media workers surged 50 percent in 2022 to reach 86 worldwide, marking one death every four days, UN cultural body UNESCO said Monday. Last year's increase followed three years with lower violence against reporters, with an average of 58 killings annually in 2019-21. #In60words

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New DND, AFP, NSA chiefs have extensive experience Marcos

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. vouched for the appointment of several retired generals to the key positions in the Department of National Defense (DND), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), and the National Security Adviser (NSA). #In60words

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Investment pledges to create many jobs for Pinoys Marcos

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. said the investment pledges by Chinese businessmen during his state visit to China is expected to create many jobs for Filipinos. Its certainly going to produce many, many jobs, when the investments come into play, when they start their operations, said Marcos. #In60words

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Solon pushes for 7-days paid bereavement leave

Quezon City 4th District Representative Marvin Rillo has filed House Bill 4340, granting a 7-days paid bereavement leave for a private or public sector employee, following the death of a spouse, biological or adoptive parent or child, or a full or half-blood brother or sister. #In60words

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DOJ chief son acquitted of drug charges

Las Piñas City Trial Court acquitted Juanito Jose Remulla III the son of Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Boying Remulla of illegal possession of drugs charges on Friday, January 6, 2022. There is reasonable doubt that the accused received and possessed the parcel delivered to him with the knowledge, consciousness, and awareness that said parcel contained marijuana, it said. #In60words...

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Marcos holds productive bilateral meeting with Chinas Xi Jinping

In an interview in Beijing, Marcos said that Xi seemed to be very interested in strengthening the relationship between the Philippines and China, which turned sour in the last decade due to maritime disputes in the South China Sea.

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CPP founder Joma Sison dies at 83

Jose Maria Joma Sison, the founding member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), has passed away at the age of 83. According to the CPP, Sison passed away at 840 p.m on Friday, December 16, after two weeks of confinement in a hopsital in Utrecht, The Netherlands. #In60words

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Marcos OKs incentive, rice allowance to govt employees

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. granted service recognition incentive for employees in the executive department at a uniform rate not exceeding P20,000. Personnel from the Bureau of Corrections, Philippine Coast Guard, and National Mapping and Resource Information Authority are also entitled to get the service recognition incentive. #In60words...

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Marcos soldiered on for economic integration during EU-ASEAN Summit

European businessmen reacted positively as President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stayed committed to the regional economic integration initiatives and soldiering on despite catching colds in Brussels, Belgium. #In60words

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Marcos vows to prioritize Air Forces modernization goals

President Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr. assured the men in uniform that his administration will expedite the modernization goals of the Philippine Air Force. On Friday, the President led the ceremonial blessing of two new T129 ATAK helicopters in Malacañang. #In60words

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Arroyo eyes creation of Department of Water

House Senior Deputy Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo filed House Bill 482, proposing the creation of the Department of Water, Irrigation, Sewage, and Sanitation Resource Management to address the looming water supply backlog and worsening sanitation issues in the Philippines. #In60words

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