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[In the news] Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities -InterAksyon.com

Rising number of trafficked fishermen alarms Tawi-Tawi authorities By: Jake Soriano, VERA Files, InterAksyon.com April 20, 2014 BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi—Tawi-Tawi authorities are alarmed at the growing number of fishermen from the Visayas who end up here after being recruited by human trafficking syndicates to engage in dangerous compressor diving. The latest case involves 13 fishermen rescued…

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[In the news] BTC signs draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: 11 yes, 2 with reservations, 2 absent -MindaNews.com

BTC signs draft Bangsamoro Basic Law: 11 yes, 2 with reservations, 2 absent By Ferdinandh B. Cabrera, MIndaNews.com April 21 2014 COTABATO CITY (MindaNews/ 20 April) – The draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) was finally completed by the 15-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission at the end of a four-hour plenary session on Sunday afternoon with 13…

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[In the news] Punishment for discrimination vs race, belief, gender pushed in Senate -INQUIRER.net

Punishment for discrimination vs race, belief, gender pushed in Senate. By Maila Ager, INQUIRER.net April 18, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — A bill that seeks to prohibit and penalize discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, civil status, HIV status and other medical condition, among others, has been filed at…