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Suicide of the Constitutional Convention?

The theoretical and limited democratic achievements of the Constitutional Convention (given the undemocratic quorum of two thirds, which threw out numerous articles approved by more than 60% of the Convention members) could be eliminated, if the Convention – through the…

PEC condemns murder of Bihar scribe, demands punishment for perpetrators

Geneva: Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has strongly condemned the murder of journalist Subhash Kumar Mahato, who hailed from Begusarai locality of Bihar in central India on 20 May 2022. The global media safety and rights body also demanded punishments under…

Diverse Artists of Korea Association holds a Press Conference on the Guarantee of the Status and Rights of Foreign Artists

We’ve seen the birth of a new Korean Dream in recent years, during Korea’s meteoric rise to become the 10th largest economy in the world. Artists from every nation, inspired by Korea’s past and present culture, are flocking to its…

Quo Vadis, Philippines?

Opinions   I’m a retired senior citizen of the Philippines, just one of your average middle-class Filipinas. Last May 9, 2022, I, and millions of citizens, turned out to cast their votes in a hotly contested National Election for the…

No Gain, No Pain

The phrase No Pain No Gain has been around for a long time and everyone understands its meaning. These words flashed across my screen a few days ago as Alexa streamed a commentary in the background. By Luca DiMatteo “…Republicans…

Human Rights Activist Deported from Colombia in Runup to High Stakes Election

While enroute to observe the presidential elections in Colombia, Teri Mattson was denied entry by Colombian authorities and had her passport seized. After arriving at 6:55 am on May 22, she was forced to spend the day and the night…

The U.S. Unilateral Sanctions Against Russia Will Produce a Global Food Disaster

“There is really no true solution to the problem of global food security without bringing back the agriculture production of Ukraine and the food and fertilizer production of Russia and Belarus into world markets despite the war.” These blunt words…

It is the Season of Lies

Statement on the South Cotabato SP members’ vote to the amend the South Cotabato Environment Code   We, the Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. – a network of 230 civil society organizations across the Philippines – express solidarity with the Diocese…

Toxic News: Beware of “Small but Terrible” Marble Toys

Marble toys, also known as “Jolen”, is a popular Filipino toy that comes in different sizes and is usually played outdoors. The marble toy failed the required labeling information under RA 10620, otherwise known as the Toy and Game Safety…

India: Birds Drop Out of the Sky, People Die

In case you have lingering doubts about the reality of human-caused global warming, hop on an airplane to parts of India or Pakistan and spend a few days. And, as long as you’re there, maybe be a good citizen and…

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