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When all you think you have is a hammer

I doubt if many people were surprised when President Duterte said that he would employ “assassination teams” and “death squads” against communist rebels and their sympathizers. Some may have been indignant or jubilant, but probably not surprised. Unfortunately, presidential pronouncements like these have now become par for the course. In…

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Intervention at Diversion: Ang Puso ng Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act

Ang Republic Act No. 9344 o ang Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006 o JJWA, na inamyendahan ng Republic Act No. 10630 noong 2013, ay nagtatakda ng isang hiwalay na sistemang pangkatarungan para sa mga mga batang lumabag sa batas o children in conflict with the law (CICL). Ngunit…

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Karapatan sa Pagkain, Ipaglaban sa Halalan!

PRESS STATEMENT KARAPATAN SA PAGKAIN, IPAGLABAN SA HALALAN! Malawakang Mobilisasyon para sa Pandaigdigang Araw ng Pagkain | 16 Oktubre 2018 Ngayong ika-16 ng Oktubre, dinaraos ang Pandaigdigang Araw ng Pagkain o ang World Food Day. Sa taong 2018, hinihikayat ang mga pamahalaan at mga mamamayan na gumawa ng mga konkretong…

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The Bangsamoro Organic Law: What Change Will It Bring?

The enactment of Republic Act No. 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) is seen as a welcome development in the quest for peace and development in the most impoverished parts of the country where prolonged conflict has repeatedly displaced communities and prevented the delivery of essential services to the…

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Stop calling Duterte ‘propoor’

Former finance secretary Roberto de Ocampo devoted almost a third of his column, “Federalism’s unpleasant surprise” (6/23/18), to heap praises on President Duterte. Wondering why the President still commands ardent support as indicated by his high approval ratings, he said, “It would be snooty and condescending to dismiss this popularity…

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