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Non-profit organizations have praised the Duterte administration for its effective response against trafficking. The groups said they have seen the “strong political will” of President Rodrigo Duterte in directing policies against human trafficking, as well as his efforts to improve the country’s policies for Overseas Flipino Workers (OFWs). Susan Ople…

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The weather bureau said on Friday that on the first day of July, cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula as well as in Central and Western Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms will…

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Police arrested eight suspects who allegedly took P3-M worth of cash and valuables on Tuesday from the house of Pilar Padilla Brooks in June St. Congressional Village, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City. Brooks, 90, is the widowed aunt of actor Robin Padilla, Quezon City Police District Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo…

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A passenger, Alma Espinosa, 54, died while 14 others were injured after a jeepney they were riding, driven by William Cuntapay, 19, lost its brakes and slammed into a concrete post along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Barangay Kristong Hari, Quezon City at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Traffic investigators said…

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Fernando Cacnio, the artist behind UPLift, the female version of the University of the Philippines’ Oblation, denied allegations that he copied the worl of a female Dutch artist. Netizens noticed similarities between UPLift and “Virgins of the Apeldoorn,” a bronze sculpture created by Elisabet Bea Stienstra which features three statues…

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A young man made history after he mounted the stage of the University of the Philippines-Manila as the first Aeta who graduated from the prestigious state-run school. Norman King, who recently earned his degree in Behavioral Sciences, proudly wore the famous bahag or clothing used by indigenous tribes during commencement…

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A visual artist and alumnus of the University of the Philippines-Diliman defended his work against bashers who accused him of plagiarism. Fernando Cacnio said his sculpture, “UPLift”, was not copied from Elisabet Bea Stienstra’s “Virgins of the Apeldoorn”, which features three statues of women floating at a park in The…

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Arman Ali Ghodsinia stood proud before thousands of graduates at the University of the Philippines-Diliman on Sunday to declare that he is a “living proof” that members of minority groups can also excel on a platform of “equality and mutual respect.” Ghodsinia, a BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology summa cum…

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Budget Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno received his Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, during the106th General Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines – Diliman on Sunday. The honorary degree is the university’s highest academic rank and honor. Diokno is a professor emeritus from the UP School of Economics and…

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