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Emergency powers trump environment laws–legislator

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The chair of the House energy committee confirmed that the recently approved Joint Resolution No. 21 of the House of Representatives would be used to suspend the country’s environmental laws in order to allow at least two power plants to operate during the expected power shortfall in summer.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Grace Poe urges uniform rules for seniors’ discounts

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There may be a need for a uniform set of rules for the implementation of laws providing discounts and other benefits to senior citizens in light of reported incidents that they have not fully enjoyed these concessions.

Posted: December 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘No refugee forced to strip naked in Malaysia’

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No refugee has been forced to be strip naked at immigration detention centers as claimed in a documentary by Al-Jazeera, said deputy home minister Dr. Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Rio’s gay pride parade calls for end to homophobia

People dance under a gay movement flag during the Gay Pride Parade in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.16, 2014. Thousands took part in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay Pride parade, to fight for a more just and inclusive society, which recognizes equal rights for all the gay community. AP

Gay rights activists are using Rio de Janeiro’s annual gay pride parade to demand laws against discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Singapore’s top court upholds anti-gay law


Singapore’s highest court on Wednesday dismissed a constitutional challenge against an archaic law criminalizing sex between men, striking a fresh blow to the city-state’s growing gay-rights movement.

Posted: October 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »