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Oil tax hike afflicts transport sector workers; drivers face income cut

Oil expenses consume one-third of the income of the 55-year-old jeepney driver, due to the rise of fuel prices.

This increase has caused UP-PhilCOA driver Melvin Ladran to struggle even more in budgeting his daily 800-peso earnings for his five children.

The oil excise tax increase imposed earlier this year has heavily reduced the income of transport sector workers, especially public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers like Ladran.

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Alone/Together: Formulaic mainstream offering with untapped radical potential

Fresh from her movie with JaDine, Antoinette Jadaone leads LizQuen to heights the famed love team has yet to reach in their careers. Alone/Together delivers a satisfying take on a romance abrupted and an individual disenchanted. However, as weightful as the movie may be, it was a frustrated piece that easily could’ve been more provocative if only it were braver.

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Students mark 10th year of Maguindanao Massacre; decry lack of justice

UP College of Mass Communication (CMC) students, faculty members and administrators held a candle lighting protest at the CMC Veranda yesterday in commemoration of the nearing 10th year anniversary of the Ampatuan-Maguindanao Massacre.

32 media practitioners out of 58 victims were killed on the November 23, 2009 massacre, which is now considered the deadliest attack against journalists in history.

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Dakilang Lumpo

Maliwanag na paninikil sa kalayaan ang pag-aresto kay Maria Ressa, isang mamamahayag ng Rappler at matinding kritiko ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte, ukol sa kasong cyber libel na isinampa ng Departement of Justice (DOJ).

Napalaya na si Ressa matapos nitong magpiyansa ngunit hindi pa rin maiaalis ang katotohanang naliligo sa kapangyarihan ang gobyerno. Kaya nilang gumawa, magpatupad, at magsilbing hukom sa mga batas na maaring gamitin laban sa mamamayan. Maaring pansamantala nang nakalaya si Ressa, ngunit patuloy pa ring nakakulong ang midya sa banta na mas malaki pang porma ng pang-aabuso ang maari nilang sapitin dulot ng nag-uumapaw na kapangyarihan ng estado.

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