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Karapatan accuses gov’t of ‘illegally’ arresting rights workers amid Duterte crackdown on activists

Those arrested had been tagged as members of the New People's Army. But Kapatan said it was "a lie relegated as among the oldest tricks in the PNP and AFP's 'how to get away with illegal arrest and human rights violations' rulebook."
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WATCH | Sereno rejects invite to attend House impeach raps hearing; 11 lawyers to represent CJ

Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has stood her ground against showing up at the hearing of the House Committee on Justice on Wednesday, November 22.

VP Leni lawyer: Bongbong’s ‘witnesses’ not registered voters

The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo accused former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos of deceiving and lying to the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) after he submitted a list of witnesses from the provinces of Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao and Basilan whom Robredo's staff determined were not registered voters.
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WATCH | DDB workers union used in fake letter of complaint vs Dionisio – union president

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) employees' union has denied writing a letter to President Rodrigo Duterte accusing former DDB chairman Dionisio Santiago of traveling...
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House OKs comprehensive mental health bill

MANILA, Philippines - Voting 223-0, the House of Representatives approved on third and final reading the country’s first Comprehensive Mental Health Care bill, which...
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WATCH | Bayan leads group complaint against Abaya, et al, over MRT3 maintenance contract

(UPDATE - 6 p.m.) The militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Monday brought along 25 boxes of documents in support of its complaint...
Sen. Leila de Lima is confident that former President Benigno Aquino III will be able to defend himself before the court and prove his innocence over the 2015 controversial Mamasapano clash that took the lives of 44 members of the PNP-SAF.
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WATCH | Activists chafe as Duterte bares plan to tag NPA as terrorists, crack down on leftist groups

President Rodrigo Duterte appears ready to take a crucial turn in his love-hate relationship with the Left, signalling he will place the NPA in the same category that the United States has placed it - as "terrorists" - and warning activists he will find a way to expose their alleged unholy alliance with armed rebels. The threat drew angry reactions from an activist group Sunday.

This IS personal: Health advocates share pain of losing loved ones to tobacco

Health advocates known to have lobbied for stronger tobacco control have taken their fight to social media, sharing their personal experience with smoking.

Missing Isabela farmers found in army camp – rights group

Two farmers from Barangay Diasan, Echague, Isabela earlier reported missing by the rights group Karapatan-Cagayan Valley since November 13, 2017 have been found: in the custody of the 87th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army (IBPA) inside their headquarters at at Barangay Balabal, Jones, Isabela.

73 arrested, 2 killed in PNP campaign vs motorcycle-riding suspects

The ongoing campaign of the PNP against motorcycle-riding suspects has so far resulted in the arrest of 73 and shooting down of two in the past 32 days, a PNP official said.

Consumer groups, Bayan ready graft raps vs DOTr execs over MRT-3 ‘crisis’

“We are readying the case so that we can file it and make the officials and private individuals answerable for the crisis in the train system. There has to be accountability,” Bayan's Renator Reyes Jr. said.

ILAN BA TALAGA? | Hontiveros quizzes DDB on real number of PH drug users

During the budget deliberations on Thursday, Sen. Hontiveros told the DDB that it needed to be "precise" on its figures "because they have budgetary implications, not only for your agency and the PDEA but also for the Department of Health."