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COOPERATIVES NATIONWIDE have contributed a total of P1.3 billion for assistance programs relating to the coronavirus pandemic, benefitting both their members and non-members. Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Orlando R. Ravanera, in a briefing on Tuesday, reported that the country’s 18,481 cooperatives contributed to food aid, personal protective equipment, and …

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HRW slams gov’t denial of drug killings

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday slammed the government’s denial of extrajudicial killings in its war on drugs. “New Philippine police chief General Camilo Cascolan’s outright denial that extrajudicial killings took place in the government’s drug war is a blatant attempt to whitewash the sordid record of the PNP,” Phil …

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Lawmaker hits higher defense budget for 2021

A CONGRESSMAN on Tuesday questioned a proposed increase in the Defense department’s so-called sovereignty budget next year given President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s order not to involve troops in military exercises in the South China Sea. During a House of Representatives budget hearing on Tuesday, Party-list Rep. Arlene Brosas noted that …

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