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Correct move EDITORIAL 01/14/2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Correct move



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01/14/2010

Militants and some members of media have been protesting the restrictions being imposed on media covering the Ampatuan trial, held at the QC RTC Branch 221, with claims of lack of transparency with such restrictions.

The group of some 100 protesters was made of members of Bayan Muna, Gabriela, National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP).

The protesters were said to have staged the protest .... MORE


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Ensuring a bloody election FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 01/14/2010


Ensuring a bloody election


FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
01/14/2010

From all indications, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) officials appear to be making sure that the May polls will not only be a bloody one but a chaotic one as well.

Even as it has already been established that private armies are mostly composed of government-funded militia, such as the Cafgus, the commission exempted the Cafgus from the gun ban it has imposed..... MORE


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Afghan town evicts addicts in desperate attempt to clean up FEATURE 01/14/2010


Afghan town evicts addicts in desperate attempt to clean up


FEATURE


01/14/2010

GHAZNI — Tired of watching their young people descend into drug addiction, village elders in a remote Afghan region are taking action to get them to kick the habit — or get kicked out of town.
Heroin addicts in a corner of eastern Ghazni province are being set deadlines to quit after tribal elders decided the only way to deal with the worsening problem was to cajole, threaten, punish and, finally, evict them.

First comes a warning, then a fine. If they ignore that, they face having their houses burned down.
If the addicts — and those supplying them with the heroin that has eaten into the fabric of traditional life across the country — still fail to comply, they are forced to leave, said elder Mohammad Razaq..... MORE


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Bayani and his Dick BLURBAL THRUSTS Louie Logarta 01/14/2010


Bayani and his Dick


BLURBAL THRUSTS

Louie Logarta
01/14/2010

One of the hottest topics of conversation these days (aside of course from director James Cameron’s science fiction opus Avatar), especially in the various kapihan groups, discussion circles and radio-TV talk shows that abound is this interesting proposal being championed by the progressive-minded women’s partylist group called 1-Ako Babaeng Astig Aasenso (1-ABAA) seeking to attach a 10-year “expiration date” to all marriage licenses being issued by the state.

1-ABAA officials’ rationale for their radical proposal, which most assuredly is going to be opposed by the Catholic Church, is so that incompatible couples won’t have to unnecessarily spend a ton of money for expensive legal proceedings to formally end their union, albeit a practical solution to an intricate and touchy problem..... MORE


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