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Philippines: A rights agenda for President Duterte

Extrajudicial killings, accountability, and health care are key issues (New York ) – The Philippines’ new president, Rodrigo Duterte, should focus efforts on tackling the country’s persistent human rights problems, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the president. Human...
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DACA remains valid as Asians urged to avail immigration relief

By Abner Galino Contrary to popular impression, President Barack Obama’s executive action in 2012 to shield from deportation undocumented persons who came to the US when they were children, otherwise known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA, remains in effect...
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Fil-Am nurse educator receives Master Teacher Award and selected as an item-writer for NCLEX

Donald Laurino, MSN,CCRN,CMSRN,PHN,RN-BC, a Filipino-American nurse educator, was recently selected as the honorable mention recipient of Elsevier Master Teacher Award 2016. His nomination reflects the commitment he has shown not only to bettering students’ lives, but also to...
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Pimentel vows support for all-out war on crime, drugs, corruption

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday vowed to support the all-out war against crime, drugs and corruption, while also strengthening the rule of law and justice system. In his acceptance speech as Senate president, Pimentel outlined the...
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Americans and Filipinos have shares of worries

One of the words in the dictionary that many perhaps wish never existed because its corollary unpleasantness is worry simply defined as “thinking about problems or fears or showing concern because you think that something bad has happened or could happen.” Worry has attached...
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Bonta authors plan to end child poverty

Bill to identify, prevent, and heal childhood trauma receives strong support from CDF (Sacramento, CA) – At the State Capitol, the Children’s Defense Fund of California (CDF) released its 2016 plan to end child poverty, ensure educational equity, provide access to health care,...
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Senate to probe suspicious P2B Philhealth claims

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Senate is set to investigate the alleged anomalous and fraudulent claims by accredited hospitals and clinics to the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) amounting to P2 billion. Senator Teofisto Guingona III, chairman of the blue ribbon...
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Pinoy among 15 new MERS-CoV cases in Saudi in past week

MANILA  (Mabuhay) – A Filipino was among 15 new cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) recorded in the last week, Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Health said. In its March 15 update, the Ministry of Health said those who were found infected were aged 17 to...
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Fabella to be privatized to allow setting up of beauty clinics? Gabriela to investigate

MANILA, Jan 28 (Mabuhay) — Is Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, which serves at least 100 pregnant mothers every day, being privatized to allow for the development of a medical tourism market that caters to foreigners seeking beauty enhancement treatments? This is what...
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Militant group sees challenge after Pope leaves PHL

MANILA   (Mabuhay) – Meanwhile, militant umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said a bigger challenge awaits Filipinos after Pope Francis leaves. Bayan secretary general Renato Reyes Jr. said his group thanked Pope Francis for “consistent advocacy of the poor and his...