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Monthly Archives: March 2013

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Agew na Pangasinan – April 5 2013

Pangasinenses will be celebrating the 433rd Agew na Pangasinan this April 5, Friday. The day is customarily a special non-working holiday in the province, although last year, the festivities were moved to April 11 since April 5 is Maundy Thursday. Governor Amado Espino in 2010

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Francisco Balagtas Day in Bulacan – April 2 2013

President Benigno Aquino III has declared April 2, Tuesday, a special non-working holiday in the province of Bulacan. Literary giant and famed orator Francisco “Balagtas” Baltazar’s 225th birth anniversary will be commemorated on April 2, 2013. Aquino made the announcement through Proclamation 560, which can

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April 9 2013 – Araw ng Kagitingan holiday

The Philippines will be marking the 71st anniversary of the Fall of Bataan this coming April 9, Tuesday. The day is a regular national holiday as stipulated in President Benigno Aquino III’s Proclamation 459, which he signed last year. Read the full text of Proclamation

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Hataw Tabloid’s coverage of child rape

Sensationalized and porn-inspired? “Sex sells” is already a cliché, but Metro Manila-based tabloids are still buying it. This reality is very evident in the way tabloids like Hataw are covering cases of rape involving children. The graphic language used in the narration of the said

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Gina Lopez, anti-mining advocate

Renowned Filipina environmentalist Regina Paz Lopez still recalls the unique experiences she had during her missionary work in Africa during the 1980s. She remembers living in the slums, sleeping on the floor, falling in line to get water, and not having a toilet during those

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Albay Day – April 3 2013

President Benigno Aquino III has declared April 3, Wednesday, a special non-working holiday in the province of Albay. The said province in Bicol Region will be celebrating the annual Daragang Mayon Festival throughout the month of April. Aquino made the announcement through Proclamation 557, which

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On Kristel Tejada’s suicide

Kristel Tejada, a 16-year-old first year behavioral science student from the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila, committed suicide early Friday morning. Tejada has been asked by her home college to go on a leave of absence (LOA) for the current semester last March 13

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Emilio Aguinaldo Day in Cavite – March 22 2013

For the second consecutive year, President Benigno Aquino III has declared March 22 as a special non-working holiday in the province of Cavite. March 22, 2013 is the 144th birth anniversary of General Emilio Aguinaldo, the country’s first president. Aquino made the declaration through Proclamation