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It Will Never Be The Rape Victim’s Fault

Don’t blame the victim. This is the gist of the howl of protest that met the anti-rape reminders of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Angono, Rizal province. Made in a form of an advisory, the municipal police of Angono posted in its official Facebook page a 10-point guideline on how women can avoid being raped. But instead of being commended, the said enumeration of Dos and Don’ts caused an online uproar because of its apparent backwardness that reeked of victim-blaming. From not wearing...

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Look: A September 1982 Magazine Feature Of The Pepsi Paloma Rape Case

Senate President Tito Sotto may have gotten his wish. Apparently acting on his “request” to remove stories implicating him in the grand cover-up of the gang rape and possible murder of the late teen actress Pepsi Paloma, Inquirer.Net took down the articles written by U.S-based lawyer Rodel Rodis on the matter, to wit, The Rape of Pepsi Paloma and Was Pepsi Paloma Murdered? featured on March 5, 2014 and March 15, 2014, respectively, and another article written by Totel de Jesus entitled Tito...

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It Runs In The Marcos Blood

Consistent with his dad’s legacy. In its annual audit report, the Commission on Audit (COA) found out that the Ilocos Norte provincial government has millions worth of doubtful transactions and illegal activities with fabricated bid documents. In a detailed report of the financial and compliance audit of the accounts and operations of Ilocos Norte for the year 2017, COA stated that it discovered glaring irregularities, discrepancies and other violations of various laws like the Republic Act No...

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Law Dean To Duterte: “Puro Ka Kabalbalan.”

Outrage, regret from erstwhile supporters and a snowballing call for Catholics and Christians to make a stand. Several days after President Rodrigo Duterte spew his blasphemous diatribe, more and more people are speaking out against the once popular leader of the largest Catholic country in Asia. During a summit held in Davao, the president’s home province, Duterte called God stupid. He began his tirade by talking about the story of Adam and Eve and how they ate the fruit from the forbidden...

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Grace Poe Got It All Wrong Again

Either she is clueless or she is just playing it safe. In a press statement, Senator Grace Poe said that she is supporting President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive to the Philippine National Police (PNP) to arrest “tambays” or those who are loitering at night in public. “We recognize the objectives of the ‘anti-tambay operations,’” she said. However, Poe qualified her statement of support by saying that policemen should first be trained with the proper procedures in conducting said operations...