Wednesday, December 7

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Assistance for workers during calamities
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Assistance for workers during calamities

PROVIDING assistance to workers who suffered injury, contracted illness, and/or died in the performance of their duty, especially in critical times, are essential in ensuring workers' security and protection. The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) recognizes the government's provision of financial assistance to those harmed or killed on duty in times of calamity or disaster through the Employee's Compensation Program implemented by the Employee's Compensation Commission (ECC). Government workers, private sector employees, self-employed individuals, house helpers, and sea-based overseas workers may avail of the said benefit. For government workers, all compulsory members of Government Service Insurance System or GSIS, including uniformed personnel, are qualified to receive financial assis...
Legal remedies on child support
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Legal remedies on child support

(Statement of the Commission on Human Rights welcoming the DSWD-PAO agreement to pursue legal remedies against fathers who neglect child support) CHIL-REARING is a full-time job, all the more for single mothers who need to earn a living to support their families. This already demanding responsibility, coupled with the challenges of inflation and job security, entails support to ensure that children grow in a nurturing environment conducive to the development of their full potential. As such, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) welcomes the collaboration of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) to help children and their mothers receive support from estranged fathers. Through a signed memorandum of agreement, the two agencies w...
Martial Law: Erroneously Commemorated
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Martial Law: Erroneously Commemorated

ON September 21, 1972, Proclamation 1081 was signed by the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos declaring Martial Law in the Philippines. From then, different stories came out from the people who experienced it and it was passed on and on and became one of the unforgettable memories in history. But what happened really? Why was Martial Law declared? Who was behind the reason why Martial Law was declared? Others blame Marcos for declaring Martial Law for making the Filipino people miserable during that time but others also welcome it for making their lives safe and protected. Others say that Marcos declared Martial Law because he was a dictator and that he only wants to have personal gains but others say that he did it for the common good of the Filipino people. Video clips, artic...
KO demands ERC to stop Electricity from Raising Rates
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KO demands ERC to stop Electricity from Raising Rates

KURYENTE.ORG is challenging the Energy Regulatory Commission and chairman Atty Monalisa Dimalanta to decide on the petition of San Miguel-owned South Premiere Power Corp. and Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to amend their contract and impose a debilitating rate hike on consumers. The insistence of the San Miguel Corp. (SMC)-owned companies to amend their contracts with the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) because of their fears that it results in losses is an insult to both the government and the consumers. When both the South Premiere Power Corp. and San Miguel Energy Corp. signed the contracts with Meralco, they legally committed to deliver what needed to be delivered, no ifs, no buts. To ask the Energy Regulatory Commission to change the rules for themselves is mocking the lega...
KO demands ERC to stop Electricity from Raising Rates
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KO demands ERC to stop Electricity from Raising Rates

KURYENTE.ORG is challenging the Energy Regulatory Commission and chairman Atty Monalisa Dimalanta to decide on the petition of San Miguel-owned South Premiere Power Corp. and Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to amend their contract and impose a debilitating rate hike on consumers. The insistence of the San Miguel Corp. (SMC)-owned companies to amend their contracts with the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) because of their fears that it results in losses is an insult to both the government and the consumers. When both the South Premiere Power Corp. and San Miguel Energy Corp. signed the contracts with Meralco, they legally committed to deliver what needed to be delivered, no ifs, no buts. To ask the Energy Regulatory Commission to change the rules for themselves is mocking the lega...
Children’s protection in schools
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Children’s protection in schools

As children learn best in safe environments, the Department of Education (DepEd)’s Child Protection Policy was formulated with the aim of protecting young learners from cruelty, abuse, harm, and other conditions prejudicial to their development carried out by adults, persons in authority, and/or their fellow students. The creation of Child Rights in Education Desk and the Child Protection Unit, as well as the subsequent adoption of the Rights-Based Education Framework for Philippine Basic Education, further strengthen DepEd’s commitment to upholding the broad range of rights of children in education. It is thus concerning how individuals tasked with educating young children have been allegedly involved in actions that are unbecoming of the role of educators in recent weeks. In Cavit...
Opinion

RECOGNIZING OUR HEROES OF TODAY

WHEN we talk about “Heroes,” we usually think of the National Heroes whose names appear in history books. However, there are so many kinds of heroes existing in our community. One of these is the members of the uniformed services who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting the land we are living in. Unfortunately, in their line, they have that unfortunate definition of a hero because there are members who went ahead in the name of protecting the people from the communist terrorist groups (CTGs) who are sowing fear and destruction in the communities. It is appalling though that such an ending for a quest for peace could be avoided and that there are chances we could grab to have a more peaceful community but there are people who choose not to care and live like it's not an ala...
Stop e-sabong
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Stop e-sabong

Taytay Palawan Bishop Broderick Pabillo criticized then President Rodrigo Duterte's decision not to stop the operation of Online Sabong (E-Sabong). Duterte said that the billion pesos from the operations of E-Sabong are good and necessary for the government. But Pabillo insisted that the president's reason is not correct because it shows that money is more important than the lives of people who are addicted to any kind of gambling. According to Pabillo, money should not be more important compared to the lives of the missing 34 individuals linked to online cockfighting. The government should consider what is good for the people by stopping the operation and thoroughly study the real effect of E-Sabong. Any kind of gambling will never be good for the people and the family bec...
The Myth of Neutrality
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The Myth of Neutrality

BY RJ RUSHDOONY One of the most pernicious and evil myths to plague the human race is the myth of neutrality. It is a product of atheism and anti-Christianity because it presupposes a cosmos of uncreated and meaningless factuality, of brute or meaningless facts. Because every atom and fact of the cosmos is then meaningless and also unrelated to every other fact, all facts are neutral. The Nonsense of Neutrality The word neutral is a curious one. It comes from the Latin neuter, meaning neither the one nor the other and has original reference to gender, i.e ., neither male nor female. It still has that meaning: a neutered man is a eunuch, a castrate. It now has also the meaning of not taking sides and, supposedly, the law and the courts are neutral. This in itself is nonsense. N...
WE CAN DO IT!
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WE CAN DO IT!

HAVE you ever thought of giving up because you think you are not capable? Who among you thought that education is not for everybody? I did. I belong to a family that has nothing but poverty. Before, I had so many “buts” and “ifs”. I almost gave up! Nevertheless, my positive attitude towards learning and succeeding kept me going. When I became a teacher, I have always shared the goodness of willingness and faithful attitude towards learning. I believe that education and learning are based on our personal decision and choice so even if we motivate and encourage our students to learn if they are not willing, they will not achieve the purpose of learning because the achievement of something is desired, planned, or attempted. According to the Late Life Success Theory (Garcia, 2016), “succes...