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NATIONAL NETWORK OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA OUTFITS FORMED

By RONALYN V. OLEA
Bulatlat.com

MANILA– Over a hundred journalists representing more than 30 independent media outfits attended the first national conference on alternative media held Oct. 145 more words

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Luisita farmers deprived of food, income

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Don’t use fishermen as pawns, collateral damage in Philippine-China dispute – fisherfolk group

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In cooperation with Canadian and Filipino trade unions, the Ontario Committee for Human Rights in the Philippines (OCHRP) sent 3 people as part of a 12–person human rights delegation to the Philippines in July 2013. 1,350 more words

Philippine Paramilitary Unit Detains and Tortures Lumad Youth

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“End tagging children victims of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as child soldiers!” This is the call of child rights group Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) as two minors were arrested and were accused as members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

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