Amnesty Int'l Hits Duterte, Trump 'Toxic Agenda'

Amnesty International in its new report says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them Presidents Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights, reports Inquirer.net.


 

12 Environment Defenders Have Been Killed Under Duterte

Citing data from non-governmental group Kalikasan, which recorded the killings of environmental activists in the first 7 months of the current administration, Vice President Leni Robredo seeks to have the deaths investigated, reports Rappler.

Mijares Family Republishes 'The Conjugal Dictatorship'

The family of Primitivo Mijares, a former insider in the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos who turned critic and later disappeared (presumed assassinate), has launched a new edition of his book, The Conjugal Dictatorship, an expose of the the shenanigans and inner workings of Marcos' rule, reports ABS-CBN News.

OFW Remittances Hit a Record High Last Year

Cash sent home through banks by Filipinos living and working abroad hit a new record high of $2.56 billion in December last year on the back of an improving global economy such that the end-2016 growth rate exceeded the government’s target, reports Inquirer.net.

 

New Edition of Book Exposing Marcoses Released

A new edition of a book that detailed the early days of the Marcos regime is set for release. The Conjugal Dictatorship of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos, which was originally published in 1975 by former Marcos propaganda man Primitivo Mijares, will be launched at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani in Quezon City on February 21, reports GMA News.

 

Three Fil-Ams Running in Illinois' April 4 Elections

Three Filipino Americans are running for various elective positions in the April 4 elections in Illinois, reports Inquirer.net.

 

44% of Filipinos Believe You Can Fall in Love With More Than One Person

Fourth Quarter 2016 Social Weather Survey: 44% of Pinoys believe that falling in-love with more than one person at the same time is possible; 55% are very happy with their love lives, reports the Social Weather Stations.

 

Surigao Quake Survivors Warned of Aftershocks

Officials on Sunday warned survivors of a powerful earthquake that left at least eight people dead in northeastern Mindanao to ensure their homes and buildings were sturdy enough before venturing back amid continuing aftershocks, reports Inquirer.net.