Thai state officials behind 90% of rights violations

Inquirer.net, The Nation/Asia News Network 12/12/2018

BANGKOK — Over 90 percent of the human rights violations in Thailand were committed by state officials, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) revealed yesterday, adding that it is getting worse. Human-rights activists said that violations by…

DOJ wants state witness discharged from Espinosa drug case

Inquirer 12/11/2018

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked the Manila Regional Trial Court to discharge Marcelo Adorco, former security escort and driver of self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa as state witness. In a motion submitted on Monday to…

Church and State separation: An election issue

Editorial 12/02/2018

President Rodrigo Duterte’s attacks on the Catholic Church reached a new low when he accused Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of stealing and insinuated that the prelate may be on drugs. No less than professors of the…

Xi leaves PH after historic two-day state visit

Inquirer.net 11/21/2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping left the Philippines on Wednesday afternoon, concluding his historic two-day state visit here. Xi departed for Beijing from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport around 1:30 p.m. His Manila visit was the first from…

Radaza’s State of the Children Address: Use social media properly

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 11/09/2018

LAPU-LAPU City Mayor Paz Radaza delivered her State of the Children Address (SOCA) yesterday. In her SOCA, Radaza admitted that it was difficult to reach out to the younger generation especially with the presence of social media…

No state of lawlessness in Cebu —Sinas

Nestle Semilla and Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/15/2018

WHAT state of lawlessness? Chief Supt. Debold Sinas, director of the Police Regional office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), has dismissed claims by a businessman that there is a state of lawlessness in Cebu and that police have…

State U declares Sept. 21 ‘UP Day of Remembrance’

Inquirer.net 09/18/2018

After taking flak for KB on-campus reunion, UP head signs order honoring ‘heroes of the resistance’ Nearly a month after his widely criticized participation in the Kabataang Barangay (KB) reunion held on the Diliman campus, University of…

State has something to do with killings, says retired judge

USJ-R Intern Delta Derycka Letigio 08/21/2018

A retired trial judge believed the recent spate of killings in the country is state-sponsored. Judge Meinrado Paredes, now a member of the Samahang Demokratiko at Kaakbay (SDK), said the murders came after President Rodrigo Duterte assumed…

Militant student groups question return service policy in state schools

Rosalie O. Abatayo 08/13/2018

Cebu-based militant student groups held a picket at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) regional office to question the return service policy reportedly implemented by state universities and colleges. “When you say free education, that should be…

Cebu as lone federal state needs approval of Congress

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 07/29/2018

Members of the Consultative Committee (ConCom) said that proposals to make Cebu a lone state will need congressional approval. The committee members said that the draft of the new Constitution stated that Cebu and Bohol will form…

Palma: SONA a rehash piece minus the cursing

Futch A. Inso 07/27/2018

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma described President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) as a “rehash” of his administration’s programs that thankfully had no cursing and was straightforward. “The usual, drugs, fight against corruption and poverty,…

State of chaos

Editorial 07/22/2018

We have no indication from the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte that it is seeking redemption. But if it is, it should start with nothing less than an honest report today about the state of the nation.…

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