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[In the news] Robredo: No more cops at demolitions -PhilStar.com

Robredo: No more cops at demolitions By Cecille Suerte Felipe, The Philippine April 30, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – After the violent demolition at the Silverio Compound in Paranaque City last week, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Robredo ordered the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to refrain from extending police assistance to…

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[From the web] A mother’s grief -INQUIRER.net

A mother’s grief. Philippine Daily Inquirer April 30, 2012 The mother of desaperacido Jonas Burgos marked over the weekend the fifth anniversary of his disappearance, but with scaled-down expectation of finding him still alive. In terms both poignant and bitter, Edita Burgos has virtually admitted that prospects have dimmed for her ever finding her son…

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[From the web] Jonas Burgos, 42 -INQUIRER.net

Jonas Burgos, 42. By Patricia Evangelista, Philippine Daily Inquirer April 28, 2012 I never knew Jonas Burgos, but I know his mother. Every reporter on my beat does. It’s hard to miss her, the checkered shirt, the small folding umbrella, the black purse with the envelopes stuffed with court papers. Her story has been told…

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[Press Release] Tucuma residents welcome suspension of demolitions but wants moratorium extended till housing program reformed -Tucuma Federation

Tucuma residents welcome suspension of demolitions but wants moratorium extended till housing program reformed The residents of the depressed community of Tucuma in Barangay Merville, Parañaque who have been preparing to fight off an eviction heaved a sigh of relief and welcomed the temporary suspension of demolitions ordered by DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo hours after…

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[In the news] Why would the Army abduct Jonas Burgos? -RAPPLER.com

Why would the Army abduct Jonas Burgos?. BY GLENDA M. GLORIA, RAPPLER.com April 28, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Sometime in 2006, an Army battalion in the northern province of Bulacan was alerted about communist infiltration in its ranks. A young lieutenant was supposedly feeding guerrillas sensitive intelligence data from the military. The Army then plotted…

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[In the news] Congress to seek Commission on Higher Education’s explanation on tuition hikes | Sun.Star

Congress to seek Commission on Higher Education’s explanation on tuition hikes | Sun.Star. April 27, 2012 MANILA — The chairperson of the House Committee on Higher and Technical Education wants the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) to explain the logic behind the recent tuition increases in private colleges and universities nationwide. Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo…