Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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Methodists condemn military harassment of pastors in Ilocos

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The highest policy making body of the United Methodist Church in the country condemned the threat and intimidation against their pastors in Ilocos by members of the 2nd Civil-Military Operations Coy of the 7th ID led by Capt. Rogelio Dumbrique.

‘An example across the world,’ UN says of CPP’s ceasefire order

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The UN welcomed the temporary unilateral ceasefire order of the CPP, the first belligerent force in the world to honor UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for a global ceasefire to focus against COVID-19.

‘Fake news’ mainly comes from gov’t agencies, officials – UP prof

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“The Duterte administration utilizes ‘fake news’ as a tool to silence dissent by spreading lies using an army of trolls, to present ‘alternative facts’ and justify the repressive policies and programs of the government.”

PNA under fire for misinformation regarding mass testing of PGH employees

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Employees of the UP PGH in Manila criticized a misleading article released by the Philippine News Agency regarding the mass testing of its health workers, branding it as fake news.

CPP orders nationwide ceasefire in response to UN’s appeal

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The CPP issued a unilateral nationwide ceasefire order to all commands and units of the NPA from March 26 to April 15, as a response to UN's appeal for a global ceasefire for the fight against COVID-19.

FEATURES

Tugon ng inaapi at gutom na mamamayan, #ProtestFromHome sa Lambak ng Cagayan

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Tumugon ang Cagayan Valley sa pambansang panawagan na #ProtestFromHome at sa gitna ng malawakang lockdown ay pinatunayan ng ilang mamamayan na maraming paraan upang iparating ang mga hinaing at makatarungang kahilingan sa pamahalaan.

Rising above fear and repression for genuine agrarian reform

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For many peasant leaders like Manong Tony, the struggle for land rights, higher farmgate price, and appropriate services have also become a struggle to rise above state violence and fear.

Breaking the Silence: A journey to freedom

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Reported cases of violence against women may be decreasing, but society has a long way to go towards a VAW-free community. Featuring a story from Mountain Province, this highlights the value of reporting VAW in women's journey to freedom.

The poor are the narrowest targets of COVID-19

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Despite his declaration of a state of public health emergency in the country, President Rodrigo Duterte is not convinced by public pressures to call for a regional lockdown, and even managed to joke about possibly having the virus as he spoke on national television last night.

Revisiting the Aglipay Shrines in Ilocos Norte

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An IFI pilgrimage in Aglipayan landmarks in Ilocos Norte on February uncovered more details on Obispo Maximo Gregorio Aglipay's history as a priest of the Philippine Revolution, and the church's own history beyond Aglipay's life.

OPINION

Gospel of Life’s Rising in the Valley of Dry Bones

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"The exilic situation of prophet Ezekiel's Israel is not remote to our present planetary situation. We are as separated from our "common home", and as hopeless and lifeless as the exiled nation of our text, whence these words come as a timely gospel to us in our situation."

Remembering my Mom and her Concoctions

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"I firmly think that like all other moms, my mother, bless her soul, applied Vicks to all my maladies out of love. Like depicted on radio ads of old and TV ads later, she was the mom who wanted to alleviate my colds, my wounds and sores, headaches, fever, itches and whatever with Vicks VapoRub."

The Blame Game

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"The typical Pinoy patient is more of a Pinoy than a patient - hindi pupunta sa iyo iyan hangga't maaari, hangga't kaya. This 'para-paraan' mentality transcends every aspect of our lives as citizens and as a nation."

Lessons from the 1990 Earthquake Response

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"The pandemic is a global war on an invisible enemy. At times like this, it is vital to call upon technical people and specialists for assistance, and to listen to the people on the ground who are at the end of the incompetent response."

“Fake news” provision threatens freedom of the press, expression

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"In times of crisis, when the swift delivery of accurate information to our people is vital, we need more, not less, independent reporting."

On the red-tagging of our Ilocos Correspondent Paola Espiritu

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This pattern of branding journalists and alternative media outfits critical to the government as communist rebels or sympathizers of the underground movement is a cause for concern and fear. It has become a hallmark for more dangerous things to come from trumped-up charges to extrajudicial killing.

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“Fake news” provision threatens freedom of the press, expression

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"In times of crisis, when the swift delivery of accurate information to our people is vital, we need more, not less, independent reporting."

‘An example across the world,’ UN says of CPP’s ceasefire order

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The UN welcomed the temporary unilateral ceasefire order of the CPP, the first belligerent force in the world to honor UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' call for a global ceasefire to focus against COVID-19.

‘Fake news’ mainly comes from gov’t agencies, officials – UP prof

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“The Duterte administration utilizes ‘fake news’ as a tool to silence dissent by spreading lies using an army of trolls, to present ‘alternative facts’ and justify the repressive policies and programs of the government.”

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