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Belatedly, Manila starts door-to-door campaign MANILA, Philippines – Somewhere in the slums of Manila, a woman knocks from house to house, imploring for some time to ask a few personal questions. Most often, she gets rejected, mistaken for the Bible-toting evangelicals who warn of impending fire and brimstone. But instead of preachy materials, this woman [...]

Posted on November 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

MANILA, Philippines – In 2004, the Archdiocese of Manila established the Pope John Paul II Family Planning Center with its base in San Carlos Seminary. Its purpose is to train people on the Natural Family Planning (NFP) methods and they, in return, would spread the goods news of NFP. But for five years, the office [...]

Posted on November 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

Tagle’s appointment adds a new dimension in the Church campaign against the divisive Reproductive Health Bill

Posted on October 13, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Current Events, People

MANILA, Philippines—Two government agencies will look into the possible involvement of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged switching of the election returns of the controversial 2004 presidential race. If evidence shows that she was privy to this clandestine operation, Mrs. Arroyo, now a congresswoman representing Pampanga, may face criminal charges and imprisonment, according to [...]

Posted on July 28, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections, Politics

EXCLUSIVE: A 2004 military document shows AFP used bulk of its P101-M election funds on ‘intelligence.’

Posted on July 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Elections, In-Depth, Investigations, Politics

Reeling from the Pajero scandal, the Church hierarchy names an independent-minded future Cardinal as new head

Posted on July 9, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth

The former president, Joseph Estrada, is making history. He is the first Philippine head of state to face serious prospects of arrest, following plunder charges filed against him a few weeks ago. In short conversations with Newsbreak’s Aries Rufo while on the campaign trail in San Carlos, Pangasinan, and on his birthday last week, an [...]

Posted on May 2, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Hot Seat

In her 5-years as Ombudsman, Gutierrez travelled abroad at least 30 times

Posted on April 29, 2011   |   CATEGORY: In-Depth, Justice & Human Rights, People, Politics, Profiles

What needs to be done: raise money, sacrifice votes, curb corruption

Posted on March 18, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Environment, Institutions, Local Governments

Carpio to Marquez: ‘make the necessary correction to media’

Posted on March 7, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

They voted to stop the House from proceeding with Merceditas Gutierrez’s impeachment without reading her petition

Posted on February 22, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary
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