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Anonymous Philippines hackers attack gov’t websites over cybercrime law

Hackers from the group Anonymous Philippines defaced the website of American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines as well as the web portals of a number of government agencies to push for […]

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Gov’t not doing enough to protect environmentalists – int’l rights group

Press release sent by Human Rights Watch. Original post can be accessed here. The Philippine government’s failure to address threats and killings of environmental advocates worsens a climate of lawlessness just as […]

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Class Suspensions – July 3 2012

In an advisory posted via Twitter around 4AM today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration warned that serious flooding can be expected in low-lying areas and communities living near waterways […]

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International group slams Aquino human rights record

Philippines: Two Years Under Aquino, Abuses Go UnpunishedNo Successful Prosecutions of Security Forces for Killings, ‘Disappearances’ (press release from Human Rights Watch) (New York, June 28, 2012) – President Benigno Aquino III […]

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July 2 2012 Special Holiday – Pasig City

Pasig City’s 439th anniversary is a local holiday, according to Proclamation 410 If you are working in the Ortigas business district, this is good news for you. President Benigno Aquino has declared July […]

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Rep. Trisha Bonoan-David withdraws HB 6195

Solon drops measure after drawing flak from OFWs Manila Rep. Trisha Bonoan-David (4th distrct) is now rescinding her initial sponsorship of House Bill 6195, which would have amended parts of the Migrant […]

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Presbitero Velasco – the dark horse in the race for Chief Justice

Will he appoint a Chief Justice compliant to his wishes? What is more important to him, a compliant Chief Justice or one who has a mind of his own? – Inquirer columnist […]

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philippines / politics

Acquitted or convicted? Corona Impeachment Trial endgame

Since the prosecution and defense panels are already done giving their respective closing arguments in the 43rd and final day of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, the senator-judges are now ready […]

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Corona Impeachment Trial Day 40 – Is the game almost over for him?

I live-twitted the Day 40 of Chief Justice Renato Corona’s impeachment trial, where the accused himself took the witness stand. When Serafin Cuevas, the defense lead counsel, told Senate President and impeachment […]

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Pateros Day Holiday – March 29, 2012 pay rules

Great news for everyone working or studying in the home of balut! The municipality of Pateros will be marking its 112th foundation anniversary this March 29, 2012. Although neither President Benigno Aquino […]

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Kim Taehyung of BTS says “Mahal ko kayo,” makes Filipino ARMYS go crazy

Filipino fans of the South Korean supergroup BTS were over the moon as Kim Taehyung, also known as V, said “Mahal ko kayo!” (“I love you all!”) during a live chat session […]

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#EarthquakePH – Magnitude 6.7 quake jolts Metro Manila, southern Luzon

A strong earthquake with a magnitude 6.7 earthquake jolted Metro Manila and parts of southern Luzon early Saturday morning (July 24). The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) reported that Calatagan, […]

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#WalangPasok – August 6 2021 declared a holiday In Cebu

The province of Cebu will be celebrating its 452nd foundation anniversary this coming August 6, Friday. August 6 of every year is a special non-working public holiday throughout the province according to […]

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#WalangPasok – DepEd class suspension guidelines for the ‘new normal’

The Department of Education (DepEd) has released updated class suspension guidelines, in line with the possibility that the incoming school year 2021-2022 will still be conducted remotely. Education Secretary Leonor Briones made […]

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