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Land-grabbing now prevails in ‘Yolanda’ disaster areas—right groups

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AP FILE PHOTO

Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) has made it easier for land-grabbers to take land from the landless in areas ravaged by the storm, according to the rights groups Focus on the Global South and the Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (Rights) Network.

Posted: December 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sound chamber

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As the May 13 elections campaign careens into the home stretch, many candidates get strident. There are 18,053 posts up for grabs—almost quadruple the number of office seekers.

Posted: April 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Church on Celdran: Don’t look at us

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Carlos Celdran: Appeal. INQUIRER PHOTO

The Archdiocese of Manila on Wednesday sought to distance itself from a potential backlash over the court conviction of artist Carlos Celdran by pointing out that the Church did not pursue charges against the popular tour guide for disrupting services at the Manila Cathedral in 2010.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishops treat anti-RH pols to lunch, but that’s all

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Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma: Be involved. Photo from http://www.cbcponline.net/

Who said “there’s no such thing as a free lunch?”

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Celdran found guilty in ‘Damaso’

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Carlos Celdran: Appeal. INQUIRER PHOTO

It was the kind of court decision that—for some—could only please Padre Damaso.

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Couple asks SC to declare RH law illegal

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

On the first business day of the year, a couple filed in the Supreme Court a suit against the newly signed Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012, which mandates the State to provide the poor with reproductive health (RH) services, including access to contraceptives, and sex education to schoolchildren.

Posted: January 3rd, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

RH bicam: Satisfying, pleasurable

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HOW SWEET IT IS Principal sponsors of RH bill Sen. Pia Cayetano and Rep. Edcel Lagman enjoy their moment of victory after the final version of the RH bill was approved during the Congress bicameral meeting on Wednesday. RAFFY LERMA

What was supposed to be a meeting marked by fireworks and verbal jousts turned out to be “reproductive,” “satisfying” and “pleasurable.”

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Divorce talk irks Church

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Retired Novaliches Bishop Teodoro Bacani   FILE PHOTO

Catholic Church leaders warned that the proposal to introduce divorce in the Philippines would further divide the country after the bitter debate over the contentious reproductive health (RH) bill and implant a “culture of death” in the nation.

Posted: December 20th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Senate: Divorce bill after RH

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Senator Pia Cayetano. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Pia Cayetano, head of the Senate committee on youth, women and family relations, is ready to engage in another controversial issue, the proposed divorce bill, but only after Congress is done with the Reproductive Health measure.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino offers olive branch to RH bill foes

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Showing magnanimity in victory, President Aquino on Tuesday extended an olive branch to critics of the reproductive health (RH) bill, including Catholic bishops, and called for unity in the implementation of the proposed law.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

In The Know: Only the Vatican and the Philippines

Gabriela Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan  PHOTO FROM CONGRESS.GOV.PH

Apart from the Vatican, the Philippines is the only country in the world without a divorce law after Malta legalized divorce in 2011.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Bishop accuses Aquino of ‘bribing’ Congress

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Antipolo Bishop Gabriel Reyes

A Catholic bishop on Tuesday practically accused President Aquino of “bribing” members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the reproductive health (RH) bill.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Sotto derails RH bicam meeting

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Senate Majority Floor Leader Vicente Sotto III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The bicameral conference committee tasked with reconciling the Senate and House versions of the reproductive health (RH) bill suffered a setback Tuesday.

Posted: December 19th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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