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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…

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[In the news] International forum calls: Spare civilians from military ops in Talaingod | Sun.Star

International forum calls: Spare civilians from military ops in Talaingod | Sun.Star. April 16, 2014 PEACE ADVOCATES urged the administration of President Benigno Aquino III to interfere in armed conflicts and address the issues that affect innocent civilians, to attain the just and lasting peace over the land. Evacuees of the Ata-Manobo tribe who have…

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[in the news] Int’l media groups demand justice for slain Cavite-based tabloid reporter -GMAnews.com

Int’l media groups demand justice for slain Cavite-based tabloid reporter April 8, 2014 11:21am Even as they lamented the continued impunity against media workers in the Philippines, international media groups on Monday demanded justice for a Cavite-based journalist who was gunned down in her house last Sunday. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) scored the…

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[In the news] Laguna police, intelligence chiefs sacked over ‘torture’ reports -INQUIRER.net

Laguna police, intelligence chiefs sacked over ‘torture’ reports By Maricar Cinco, Inquirer Southern Luzon January 30, 2014 CAMP VICENTE LIM, Philippines — The head of the Laguna police and the chief of the police intelligence branch (PIB) in the same province were relieved of their posts, following allegations of torture and maltreatment of police detainees in…