‘Astronomical’

Imee Marcos and Rodrigo Duterte

Pinagdiskitahan kamakailan ni Imee Marcos, bagong senadora at anak ng yumaong diktador na si Ferdinand Marcos, ang mga convenience store dahil sa aniya’y “astronomical” na presyo ng mga paninda sa mga ito.

Dapat daw imonitor ng Department of Trade and Industry ang mga tindahang ito na bukas 24 oras, ayon pa kay Marcos.

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Just Add 8

PLDT phone

Starting October 6, 2019, all landline numbers with area code 02 will become 8 digits.

In compliance with the directive of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) in its memorandum no. 10-10-2017, all telecom providers in the Greater Metro Manila area will migrate all existing 7-digit landline numbers to 8-digit telephone numbers.

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Buhay-pasahero

Kapit lang, Kuya!

Habang isinusulat ito, masakit ang kaliwang balikat ko. Gaya nang dati, nakipagsapalaran na naman kasi ako sa MRT kaninang umaga. Mga tatlong tren muna ang dumaan bago ko naipagsiksikan ang sarili ko sa punong-punong bagon. Sumabit sa katawan ng ibang tao ang maliit na bag may lamang payong at powerbank at nahila nito nang todo ang balikat ko.

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Church people stand with Mary Jane: Let her testify!

Let Mary Jane Testify

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  (Isaiah 43:19)

In the weeks before the scheduled execution of Mary Jane Veloso in April of 2015, Church people came to understand that a poor Filipina mother of two small boys had been duped into unknowingly carrying a suitcase lined with heroin. As the data unfolded, many were flabbergasted at all of the unfortunate twists, complicated with both major and minor injustices and indifference. Mary Jane Veloso’s experiences reveal that she — like many hopeful migrant workers — was made vulnerable to being trafficked, due to joblessness and inadequate opportunities to provide for her children.

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