Articles with the tag "Duterte" (25)

President Rodrigo Duterte has lifted a ban on issuing licenses for new mining operations in the Philippines, marking an about-face from a previous anti-mining stance that saw him ban open-pit mining in 2017 and close or suspend 26 mining operations for environmental violations.
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Andrix Serrano studies alone inside a Manila slum shack he shares with his street-sweeper grandmother. Like many in his fourth-grade class, he has no internet for his shuttered school’s online lessons. A year after the coronavirus pandemic sent the Philippines into a months-long lockdown, classrooms across the country remain empty and children are still stuck at home.
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Published on 16/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Education, Legal, Politics
Tags: children, COVID-19, Duterte, School, students
The country does not need to go into full-scale lockdown even amid the surge of COVID-19 cases as this could be addressed in other ways, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday. For the month of March, it is uncalled for,” he said during a Palace briefing when asked whether the country should revert to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) which shuts down all industries except essential sectors such as food and medicine.
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Published on 13/03/2021 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Health, News and Events, Politics
Tags: COVID-19, Duterte, Health
he Department of Justice (DOJ) is rushing the guidelines for the removal of groups and individuals from the government’s so-called terror list although the list itself has not been published, as required by the controversial Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020, which has itself been challenged before the Supreme Court.
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Published on 03/12/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, Politics
Tags: Duterte
Dr Jean Lindo was on a ward round when a friend messaged to say her face was on a "wanted" poster plastered outside a local church. The flyer branded her and eight other Filipinos including a bishop and school director - all known for their humanitarian work - as "human rights violators" and "executioners".
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Published on 06/10/2020 by Puerto Parrot
Categories: Legal, News and Events, People
Tags: Davao, Duterte, Lumad, Rights