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Who to blame for Mary Jane Veloso’s Execution?

Who to blame for Mary Jane Veloso’s Execution?

Mary Jane Veloso is a Filipina domestic worker who was sentenced to death by firing squad due to her arrest for smuggling 2.6 Kg of heroine found in her suitcase way back in 2010. There has been a public outcry from Filipinos and Indonesians alike to spare the life of the 30-year-old Filipina since her

This photo of former Pres. Gloria Arroyo, seen here wearing a Miami J brace, was taken by Bullit Marquez of Associated Press just before she was transferred to VMMC

GMA TURNS 68 | Gloria Arroyo remains detained, but where’s the smoking gun?

Today, April 5, is the 68th birthday of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Now on her second term as a congresswoman from her home province Pampanga, Arroyo has been under detention since November 2011.  She has been in hospital arrest at the Veterans Memorial Medial Center for most of the time, except for a brief period in

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DEAL OR NO DEAL? | Should the Bangsamoro Basic Law be given a chance?

Passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) may be the solution to the long-term conflict in Mindanao that will finally bring peace to the Bangsamoro people of Mindanao. The purpose of this law, according to the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process, is “to establish the new Bangsamoro political entity and provide for

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Kris feels bad not being Quezon City’s first lady: “Sobrang bongga sana ang mga programs!”

 Actress, television host, and presidential sister Kris Aquino was the guest of honor during a Women’s Month event by the Quezon City Police District yesterday morning. Instead of sharing her insights relative to the women’s month celebration as she was invited to do, Aquino spent most of her speech defending her brother President Benigno Aquino

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LET HIM FINISH HIS TERM: Why President Aquino should not resign

More and more groups are calling for the President’s resignation,  but they have misgivings about the possibility of the Vice President taking over. If this scenario sounds familiar, it’s because it already happened before. In the immediate aftermath of the “Hello, Garci” scandal in June 2005, a long list of civil society groups and prominent individuals