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Kumpara daw kasi sa agham at teknolohiya, wala kang kailangang gawin sa peryodismo (journalism) kundi sumulat ng kung anu-ano, isang bagay na kayang gampanan ng kahit sino. Read the blog

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The JPEPA can be best described in three words: unequal, defeatist and destructive. Recent government propaganda, however, has been trying to depict the JPEPA as an indispensable agreement– even as the country is currently reeling from a food crisis brought about by the same neoliberal framework that JPEPA was designed from.

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The East-West Center now is accepting applications for 12 Fall 2008 Jefferson Fellowships, which provide three weeks of professional dialogue, study and travel for print and broadcast journalists from the United States, Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The program will take place October 18 – November 9, 2008. It will begin at the East-West Center in Honolulu and continue with a …

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The 2008 Jaime V. Ongpin Awards for Excellence in Journalism (JVOAEJ) will focus on corruption/governance, human rights and environmental issues.
This was among the changes announced in the country’s most prestigious journalism awards by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR), which administers the JVOAEJ.
CMFR Executive Director Melinda de Jesus said the changes are being introduced in recognition of the …

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The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan slammed the surveillance of Bayan Muna Representative Satur Ocampo by suspected military and police agents.
Based on news reports, at around 6:00 this morning, six suspected military and police agents in civilian clothes positioned themselves in front and at the vicinity of Ocampo’s house at Soldiers Hills, Quezon City. Ocampo just arrived from a Human Rights Mission …

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Population advocates stressed that promoting natural family planning only is just a part of the solution and cannot alone effectively curb the rapid population growth.
NEDA Director Augusto Santos recently said that the government must vigorously implement its population policy but admitted that promoting artificial birth control is still not a likely option of the government.
Rep. Edcel Lagman, Chairperson of the …

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Ethical standards are waning in the medical profession, HEAD says, because “much focus is given to the ‘mass production’ of health professionals. Students are trained to meet ‘global’ standards so that they can work abroad, instead of how to genuinely care for patients.”

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By Fr. Shay Cullen

There was no comfort in the Philippine report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva last week for 14 year old Felix Avila, emaciated, half-staved, brutalized, shocked and dazed as he was helped walk from behind the bars of a police detention center in Metro Manila. Like a skeletal survivor of Auschwitz, he was helped walk …

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Two students from the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology and another from the Ateneo de Zamboanga University have been chosen for the Journalism Internship Program for Mindanao Students of the Newsbreak and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).
Fatimah P. Imam and Kimberly Joyce R. Veloso of MSU-IIT and Fharhana M. Abdurahim of the Ateneo will receive training on …

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