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Mar 26 11:00 AM

On April 2, Rappler interviews Patricia Evangelista on the craft of storytelling
Watch the interview and get to ask Patricia a question by registering as a Rappler user and downloading the Rappler Communities app

Read the full article here:
https://www.rappler.com/bulletin-board/events/patricia-evangelista-interview-craft-storytelling-april-2024/

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How do you think the power of language can be utilized in advocating for freedom and democracy amidst challenging socio-political circumstances?

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Mar 26 02:00 PM

Philippines joins biggest case vs climate change, tells court ‘polluters must pay’
(1st UPDATE) The Philippines stands with the island nations in the Pacific who brought this case to the International Court of Justice

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Philippines joins biggest case vs climate change, tells court ‘polluters must pay’ (1st UPDATE) The Philippines stands with the island nations in the Pacific who brought this case to the International Court of Justice Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/environment/philippines-submission-icj-advisory-opinion/

How do you feel about the Philippine government's stance in supporting Pacific island nations' bid for climate change accountability from biggest polluters through the International Court of Justice?

😃 - I support it and believe in holding polluters accountable for the effects of climate change.
😠 - I disagree with it and think climate change should be addressed through diplomatic means, not legal action.
😕 - I'm unsure about the effectiveness of legal action in tackling climate change issues.

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Climate Change Legal Battle: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

🇺🇸 - The United States fully supports the initiative to hold polluter states accountable for climate change damages.
🌍️ - The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on climate change.
🇵🇭 - The Philippines proposed the 'polluters must pay' principle as a basis for accountability for states that cause significant harm to climate systems.

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Mar 26 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Climate Change Legal Battle: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 🇺🇸 - The United States fully supports the initiative to hold polluter states accountable for climate change damages. 🌍️ - The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution requesting the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on climate change. 🇵🇭 - The Philippines proposed the 'polluters must pay' principle as a basis for accountability for states that cause significant harm to climate systems. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

🏁 The results are in!

We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... 🥁
🇵🇭 - The Philippines proposed the 'polluters must pay' principle as a basis for accountability for states that cause significant harm to climate systems.

The true statement is based on the direct proposal made by the Philippines, suggesting the principle of 'polluters must pay' as a foundation for holding accountable the states responsible for causing detrimental effects to climate systems.

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Philippines joins biggest case vs climate change, tells court ‘polluters must pay’
(1st UPDATE) The Philippines stands with the island nations in the Pacific who brought this case to the International Court of Justice

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Mar 30 11:00 AM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that as of March 2024, the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in the Philippines, meant to house 1,000 individuals, actually has a population of around 3,100? This overcrowding issue is exacerbated by the lack of medical staff, with only 13 nurses to attend to the over 3,000 pregnant Persons Deprived of Liberty (PDLs) in CIW, translating to one nurse for every 231 women.

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Test Your Knowledge on Detained Mothers in the Philippines: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

🤰 - Each pregnant person deprived of liberty (PDL) at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong has a separate budget for medical expenses, including prenatal and postnatal care.
🏢 - The CIW has a population of around 3,100 as of March 2024, but the facility is meant to house only 1,000, leading to overcrowding.
🆓 - Reina Mae Nasino was acquitted of all charges related to illegal possession of firearms and explosives in 2023.

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Mar 30 11:30 PM
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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Detained Mothers in the Philippines: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 🤰 - Each pregnant person deprived of liberty (PDL) at the Correctional Institution for Women (CIW) in Mandaluyong has a separate budget for medical expenses, including prenatal and postnatal care. 🏢 - The CIW has a population of around 3,100 as of March 2024, but the facility is meant to house only 1,000, leading to overcrowding. 🆓 - Reina Mae Nasino was acquitted of all charges related to illegal possession of firearms and explosives in 2023. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... 🥁
🏢 - The CIW has a population of around 3,100 as of March 2024, but the facility is meant to house only 1,000, leading to overcrowding.

The article highlights the overwhelming number of detainees at CIW, with a population far exceeding the facility's intended capacity, causing severe overcrowding issues.

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In prison, mother and baby share P85 a day for food, medicine
Part 1: Even with their own ward at the Correctional Institution for Women in Mandaluyong, women who are pregnant or have recently given birth deal with measly resources

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Family in Prison: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

👶 - The CIW does not allow mothers to keep their newborn babies with them during their sentence.
🎂 - Mothers in CIW may keep their newborn babies with them for up to a year, but according to the doctor, no babies have celebrated their birthdays in the facility.
👫 - Rose's husband was also sent to CIW with her for drug possession and they both served their sentence together.

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Pop Quiz Family in Prison: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 👶 - The CIW does not allow mothers to keep their newborn babies with them during their sentence. 🎂 - Mothers in CIW may keep their newborn babies with them for up to a year, but according to the doctor, no babies have celebrated their birthdays in the facility. 👫 - Rose's husband was also sent to CIW with her for drug possession and they both served their sentence together. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... 🥁
🎂 - Mothers in CIW may keep their newborn babies with them for up to a year, but according to the doctor, no babies have celebrated their birthdays in the facility.

The true statement is based on the fact mentioned in the article directly from the lone resident doctor and Corrections Technical Chief Superintendent Maria Lourdes Razon that at least in her past year working at CIW, there are no babies who have celebrated their birthdays in the facility, indicating that babies only stay with mothers for a limited time period of up to one year.

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Behind bars, giving a mother’s touch isn’t easy
Part 2: Incarcerated mothers don’t always get to care for their babies after giving birth. Even when they do, thoughts of uncertain futures for their children keep mothers from giving the best of themselves.

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Mar 31 11:00 AM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that at Correctional Institution for Women (CIW), Philippines, babies born to incarcerated mothers may stay with them for up to one year, but in the past year, no baby has celebrated their birthday within the facility?

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Mar 31 04:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that on the plant manager's first day in India, there were more than 650 workers at the shrimp processing plant, with some workers being migrant workers recruited from impoverished areas and living on-site in spartan dormitories?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 07:50 AM

Magandang hapon @here ! How do you weave years of on-ground reporting on a bloody drug war into a book about the power of language and the fight for freedom and democracy in the Philippines?

We talk to Patricia Evangelista about what went into the writing of ‘Some People Need Killing,’ a masterpiece of literary journalism told by one of the most talented writers of a generation.


WATCH HERE: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/podcasts-videos/interview-patricia-evangelista-craft-of-storytelling/

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07:55 AM

Welcome din po sa ating mga new members! For those online, please share your thoughts or questions for Patricia later, we will do our best to relay the answers here. They're here sa chat and they can see our discussion! 📖

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JC Gotinga
Apr 02 07:59 AM

Hello!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:00 AM

Welcome @JC Gotinga and @Gem Cabreros !

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JC Gotinga
Apr 02 08:01 AM

Thanks Ivy!! Excited to chika :)

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Gem Cabreros
Apr 02 08:01 AM

Hello! Been looking forward to this.

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:03 AM
Gem Cabreros

Hello! Been looking forward to this.

Same 😁 If you have questions and free to send here!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:05 AM

@Pat Evangelista is on the call na! Looking forward to our discussion today here sa chat 🙂

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Welcome to the justice chat @bethf and @izaya !!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:07 AM

Welcome sa justice chat @grace !

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Pia Ranada (@piaranada)
Apr 02 08:11 AM

Hi everyone! Am watching the interview as well! Looking forward to your questions for Pat and JC here in this chat room, and your insights about the conversation, which we hope you can share here as well.

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:12 AM

Welcome to the justice chat @jem !

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jem
Apr 02 08:13 AM

Hello Ivy!

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JKB
Apr 02 08:13 AM

hi @Ivy Pedida !

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Kaye
Apr 02 08:13 AM

excited for this!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:13 AM

Hello hello! Very interested sa magiging discussion natin today!

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grace
Apr 02 08:14 AM

Hello. Can't seem to access. It's saying that the video is private? :(

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Apr 02 08:15 AM

@grace We are checking this! You are using a youtube account that uses the email you indicated in the google form?

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Apr 02 08:17 AM

@grace Our Prod team says they have fixed the problem. Could you refresh please?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:17 AM

Patricia Evangelista on her writing her book 'Some People Need Killing': It was in my best interest to not be in the country when the story will be published.

08:17 AM

Welcome to the chat @Bella Baldado !

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Apr 02 08:18 AM

Hi po!

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Apr 02 08:19 AM
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@grace Our Prod team says they have fixed the problem. Could you refresh please?

All good now, thank you!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:19 AM

Patricia Evangelista: Nobody tells you what book to write…. it's just that at that time all I could think about was the drug war. 


She also envisioned the book as something like a reporter's notebook, says she has no intention to write a memoir. 👀

08:21 AM

Bumping up din for those who just joined us now: If you have questions about writing, if you're aspiring to be published like Patricia, or if you have thoughts you'd like to share, you can send them here.

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JKB
Apr 02 08:24 AM

was there ever a struggle to just forget about finishing the book, after finding yourself 2 years in and it hasn't been published yet? or you always knew there was a "higher calling" for you to get this book published?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:25 AM

Thanks for the question @JKB

08:26 AM

Patricia Evangelista on her book: It's about language, memory, and complicity, kung nakita mo, saan ka pupusisyon, ano ang responsibilidad mo bilang reporter, o citizen ng bansa.

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Tricia
Apr 02 08:27 AM

Hello! I have a question for Patricia – what's the difference between writing a book and usual journalistic writing? Also, how did she come up with the flow and the angle she used for the book?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:28 AM

Patricia talks about her process of writing her book that was published overseas, says it is inevitable that it will become an explainer of the PH: It was situating the drug war in the PH history that explains the violence that we walk through.

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Gem Cabreros
Apr 02 08:29 AM

As a former community journalist, I am in awe of Ms. Evangelista and how she writes excellently. I became a fan after reading one of her contributions (I forgot the title and when it came out) that was published in the Inquirer. How I wish I could be as good a writer as Ms. Evangelista.

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Miss Go
Apr 02 08:33 AM

Pat, what were the sensitivities you had to manage while covering the drug war, talking to the families, authorities, and other sources, and then after the Duterte regime na, book form?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:33 AM
JKB

was there ever a struggle to just forget about finishing the book, after finding yourself 2 years in and it hasn't been published yet? or you always knew there was a "higher calling" for you to get this book published?

Patricia explains how she finished the book, says she has a contractual obligation: Hindi ko kayang hindi tapusin.

She also shares she struggled writing the book. "It's hard, it's not fun."

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Miss Go
Apr 02 08:34 AM

Expectedly, na-absorb mo ang trauma ng victims, families, communities. Did you undergo debriefing? More than once? How did you handle that?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:36 AM
Tricia

Hello! I have a question for Patricia – what's the difference between writing a book and usual journalistic writing? Also, how did she come up with the flow and the angle she used for the book?

Patricia: I do put the same effort. Sa libro, may fact-checking team... an entire team watching your back. Kapag nasa field ka, you're alone...Sa book it creates a universe for itself for it to be the best version of itself.

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08:41 AM

Patricia explains her writing process, says she scrutinizes evidence, lays and breaks it all down, which takes time.

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rhea s
Apr 02 08:41 AM

I love the way you reflect on how complex facts/numbers are, and how even they can “make extraordinary liars” if the intention is to lie. You also state that “numbers cannot describe the human cost of war”. We continue to receive information in numbers though. In addition to numbers, whats missing in the media that could describe that cost? What do you think people should pay more attention or pratice to understand the cost of all this violence?

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 08:42 AM

Thanks for the question, @rhea s !

08:44 AM

Advice from Patricia for those who want to write: If you want to write a book, you don't write a book because you want to write a book, you write a book because you want to tell a story that you can't let go of.


She warns the process is brutal, but if the story matters, you have to keep going.

08:47 AM

Patricia: Our job as reporters is to tell the story in as human and personal way as possible…. It's important to listen more to people, and not judge immediately. 

08:48 AM

Again, if you have questions about writing, if you're aspiring to be published like Patricia, or if you have thoughts you'd like to share, you can send them here

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Patricia: I wish I had written better. Am I satisfied? I could have done better.

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Patricia: The book changed things because I'm in front of it, it's a personal story…I understand the fact that the book is written in English, it can be expensive, some people really don't have the time or resources to either buy the book or read the book.

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Gem Cabreros
Apr 02 08:56 AM

Hi, Ms. Patricia. Was there ever a time during your coverage of the drug war that you became emotional or cried over a particular incident? After reading the first few pages of Some People Need Killing, I wept.

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 09:00 AM
Miss Go

Pat, what were the sensitivities you had to manage while covering the drug war, talking to the families, authorities, and other sources, and then after the Duterte regime na, book form?

Patricia: Dapat klaro from the beginning kung sino ka, reporter ka. Hindi mo pwedeng ipangako na 'ikwento mo sa akin ang pinagdaanan mo, makakakuha ka ng hustisya,' hindi nangyayari 'yun eh. At kung mangyari man, hindi mo maipapangako kasi hindi mo alam.


Says you have to make sure it's clear that you are there as a reporter: If you promise a lot of things, you retraumatize people in the aftermath as well.

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 09:08 AM
Miss Go

Expectedly, na-absorb mo ang trauma ng victims, families, communities. Did you undergo debriefing? More than once? How did you handle that?

Patricia on personal trauma: Parang nakakahiya na may pinagdaan ka kung hindi naman ikaw ang dumaan doon [drug war]. Ikaw ang naglalatag ng pinagdaan ng ibang tao at parang wala kang karapatan na may maramdaman, umiyak, masaktan. Ang dating sagot ko, yosi at alchohol, but that's not the right answer. Of course it's difficult…you're going to carry those stories your whole life. 

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Welcome to the chat @Katha !

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Mina
Apr 02 09:11 AM

Thank you very much for this interview, very inspiring!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 09:12 AM

Patricia on writer's block: Either there's no such thing as writer's block or you're always in a writer's block, that's why I have a process. It's mechanical in the beginning because it's just assembling, and then you think it through, and then kapag nagsusulat ka na, when I know where I'm going, it helps me to get to the other end. Do I have writer's block? All the time. 


Adds she reads a lot of books, fantasy, YA, science fiction, true crime: I read things that I'm certain of what the ending is.

09:13 AM

Maraming salamat sa pagsama sa amin sa community chat today! Discussions are still open, so if you want to join, share your thoughts, and interact with other members, feel free to do so.

09:14 AM

See you in the next community chat! :) 

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 09:15 AM

Welcome to the chat @Issa ! We just finished our talk with Patricia Evangelista, but you can back read and share your insights after :))

09:18 AM

Welcome po sa new members ng ating ⚖️ justice-and-human-rights chat room! 🥳

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Pat Evangelista
Apr 02 09:25 AM

Thanks for listening, salamat sa pagdalo!

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 09:29 AM

Salamat din po @Pat Evangelista, daming new insights sa discussion!

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Gem Cabreros
Apr 02 10:16 AM

My 2 takeaways from the interview with Ms. Patricia -- 1. listen without judgment to the people and what they want to share. 2. tell your story.

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Ivy Pedida
Apr 02 10:40 AM

Thanks for sharing your pulot @Gem Cabreros !

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Apr 02 04:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know the Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of former Manila International Airport Authority officials sanctioned by the Office of the Ombudsman due to lack of factual basis and substantial support in evidence?

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Identifying the True Statement: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

⚖️ - The former MIAA general manager, Cesar Chiong, was found guilty of embezzlement by the Office of the Ombudsman.
↩️ - The Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of former MIAA general manager Cesar Chiong and former assistant manager Irene Montalbo, imposed by the Ombudsman.
🔒️ - The dismissal of Chiong and Montalbo was upheld by the CA, leading to their permanent disqualification from holding any government position.

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Pop Quiz Identifying the True Statement: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ⚖️ - The former MIAA general manager, Cesar Chiong, was found guilty of embezzlement by the Office of the Ombudsman. ↩️ - The Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of former MIAA general manager Cesar Chiong and former assistant manager Irene Montalbo, imposed by the Ombudsman. 🔒️ - The dismissal of Chiong and Montalbo was upheld by the CA, leading to their permanent disqualification from holding any government position. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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We asked you to identify which of the previous statements was the truth.

The statement that is TRUE is... 🥁
↩️ - The Court of Appeals reversed the dismissal of former MIAA general manager Cesar Chiong and former assistant manager Irene Montalbo, imposed by the Ombudsman.

The true statement is based on the fact that the Court of Appeals did overturn the dismissal of Chiong and Montalbo, as was detailed in the news article.

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Court of Appeals reverses Ombudsman order dismissing ex-MIAA officials
(1st UPDATE) The appellate court reverses the Office of the Ombudsman's dismissal order against former MIAA head Cesar Chiong and assistant general manager Irene Montalbo for lack of merit

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Apr 02 11:39 PM

Good morning! @here The question is, will he actually get arrested? https://www.rappler.com/nation/mindanao/court-orders-apollo-quiboloy-arrest/

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Apr 03 10:00 PM

Supreme Court upholds validity of Trillanes’ amnesty, rebuking Duterte order
The Supreme Court rules that then-president Rodrigo Duterte's move to nullify then-senator Trillanes' amnesty is unconstitutional

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Supreme Court upholds validity of Trillanes’ amnesty, rebuking Duterte order The Supreme Court rules that then-president Rodrigo Duterte's move to nullify then-senator Trillanes' amnesty is unconstitutional Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/supreme-court-upholds-validity-antonio-trillanes-amnesty/

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Apr 04 07:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the Supreme Court overturned a Duterte-era policy regarding the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA), ruling that persons convicted of heinous crimes are still entitled to GCTA benefits according to Republic Act No. 10592?

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In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the Supreme Court sided with former senator Antonio Trillanes IV, upholding the amnesty granted to him by then-president Benigno Aquino III in 2010, and struck down former president Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation No. 527? Learn more about the impact of the SC ruling on Trillanes and whether he will go after Duterte by watching the upcoming Rappler Talk interview with Trillanes.

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Apr 05 08:00 AM

[Just Saying] Diminished impact of SC Trillanes decision and Trillanes’ remedy
Why did the Supreme Court not decide this case during then-president Duterte’s reign of power? Had it been decided at that time, it would have been more significant, asseverating that a sitting president with all his authority was not above the law, much more the Constitution.

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Apr 05 08:00 PM

Filipina deaconess wins peace award from World Methodist Council
United Methodist deaconess Norma Dollaga, recipient of the 2024 World Methodist Peace Award, is one of the founders of a group against drug war killings in the Philippines

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Filipina deaconess wins peace award from World Methodist Council United Methodist deaconess Norma Dollaga, recipient of the 2024 World Methodist Peace Award, is one of the founders of a group against drug war killings in the Philippines Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/filipina-deaconess-norma-dollaga-wins-world-methodist-peace-award-2024/

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Test Your Knowledge on Filipina Deaconess Norma Dollaga: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth?

🙏 - Norma Dollaga organized prayer vigils and memorial services for drug war victims.
🏆️ - Norma Dollaga is the recipient of the World Methodist Council's 2022 Peace Award.
🤝 - Norma Dollaga was a supporter of president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs.

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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on Filipina Deaconess Norma Dollaga: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 🙏 - Norma Dollaga organized prayer vigils and memorial services for drug war victims. 🏆️ - Norma Dollaga is the recipient of the World Methodist Council's 2022 Peace Award. 🤝 - Norma Dollaga was a supporter of president Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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Filipina deaconess wins peace award from World Methodist Council
United Methodist deaconess Norma Dollaga, recipient of the 2024 World Methodist Peace Award, is one of the founders of a group against drug war killings in the Philippines

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Apr 07 11:00 AM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that the Supreme Court in the Philippines upheld former senator Antonio Trillanes IV's amnesty, marking the first time the High Court directly rebuked former president Rodrigo Duterte? This ruling highlighted the limitations of presidential powers and the importance of upholding constitutional rights, such as due process, in the country.

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Apr 08 01:00 PM

Marcos says Quiboloy making demands for surrender is like ‘tail wagging the dog’
President Marcos shrugs off Quiboloy's fears that the US will meddle in how his cases will be handled in the Philippines, and vows that his administration 'will exercise all compassion' to him

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Apr 08 10:00 PM

Stop airstrikes in hinterland villages, rights groups ask AFP
The military assures that it adheres to the rules of engagement, and that it makes sure soldiers are at least a kilometer away from residential areas during their operations

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Hi everyone! I'm Jodesz Gavilan, Rappler's lead researcher who also covers human rights. I attended Patricia Evangelista's book event in Payatas, Quezon City yesterday where attendees included families of drug war victims. Some of them spoke during the event: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/victims-rodrigo-duterte-drug-war-vow-tell-story-every-day/

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Apr 09 09:00 AM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that journalist Patricia Evangelista emphasized the importance of families of drug war victims in helping her tell their stories during an event in Payatas, Quezon City?

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Apr 09 12:00 PM

Sandiganbayan suspends ex-Quezon City administrator over graft case
The anti-graft court says the preventive suspension of former Quezon City administrator Aldrin Cuña, executive vice president of the National Defense College, is not a penalty and that he is entitled to reinstatement and payment of salaries and benefits withheld during suspension if he is acquitted

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Apr 09 05:00 PM

PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Patricia Evangelista mula sa ‘Some People Need Killing’
Bumalik si Patricia Evangelista sa Payatas, Quezon City, upang magbigay-pugay sa katapangan ng mga kapamilya ng mga biktima ng war on drugs ni Rodrigo Duterte

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PANOORIN: Pagbasa ni Patricia Evangelista mula sa ‘Some People Need Killing’ Bumalik si Patricia Evangelista sa Payatas, Quezon City, upang magbigay-pugay sa katapangan ng mga kapamilya ng mga biktima ng war on drugs ni Rodrigo Duterte Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/patricia-evangelista-reads-filipino-translation-excerpt-some-people-need-killing/

What role do you think storytelling plays in shedding light on important issues like the widespread killings under the war on drugs in the Philippines?

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Apr 09 06:00 PM

WATCH: Widows of Duterte’s drug war victims tell their stories
Central to journalist Patricia Evangelista's critically acclaimed book 'Some People Need Killing' are the drug war victims. In Payatas, the first stop of her book tour, three widows speak of their courage and hope for justice.

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Apr 09 07:00 PM

Why DOJ pushes case vs ex-employers of abused domestic helper Elvie Vergara
The prosecution says Vergara was detained against her will from 2020 up to her rescue in 2023

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Why DOJ pushes case vs ex-employers of abused domestic helper Elvie Vergara The prosecution says Vergara was detained against her will from 2020 up to her rescue in 2023 Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/elvie-vergara-case-why-doj-pushes-case-ex-employers/

How do you feel about the prosecution's decision to indict Elvie Vergara's former employers?

😠 - I feel angry about the abuse and detention she suffered.
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🤔 - I'm unsure, and would like to know more about the case details.

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Apr 10 12:00 AM

Whistleblower charged with cyber libel for posting teacher’s alleged abuse
The 22-year-old alumnus of Bacoor National High School is arrested for posting on Facebook about a teacher's alleged sexual harassment of another student

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Apr 11 08:00 AM

SC upholds ruling ordering return of Camp John Hay to BCDA
The CJH Development Corporation is ordered to vacate Baguio’s Camp John Hay and return the property to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

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SC upholds ruling ordering return of Camp John Hay to BCDA The CJH Development Corporation is ordered to vacate Baguio’s Camp John Hay and return the property to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/business/supreme-court-ruling-return-camp-john-hay-bcda/

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⚖️ - The Supreme Court ruled that BCDA was guilty of breaching the lease agreement with CJH DevCo.
🏠️ - CJH DevCo was ordered to return the leased property and BCDA to refund the rent already paid.
🏞️ - The PDRCI arbitral tribunal ordered CJH DevCo to expand its leased area at Camp John Hay.

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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge on the Supreme Court Ruling for Camp John Hay: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ⚖️ - The Supreme Court ruled that BCDA was guilty of breaching the lease agreement with CJH DevCo. 🏠️ - CJH DevCo was ordered to return the leased property and BCDA to refund the rent already paid. 🏞️ - The PDRCI arbitral tribunal ordered CJH DevCo to expand its leased area at Camp John Hay. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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The true statement reflects the outcome of the Supreme Court's ruling, where CJH DevCo was directed to return the leased property and BCDA to reimburse them for the rent paid.

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SC upholds ruling ordering return of Camp John Hay to BCDA
The CJH Development Corporation is ordered to vacate Baguio’s Camp John Hay and return the property to the Bases Conversion and Development Authority

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In Case You Missed It: Did you know that only a judge can order the arrest of a person in most cases, except in limited circumstances such as warrantless arrests when one is caught in the act of committing a crime or there is probable cause to believe the person has just committed the crime?

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Apr 11 10:00 PM

In Case You Missed It: Did you know that journalist Patricia Evangelista, known for her work covering Duterte's drug war, recently initiated a program called 'Ituloy ang Kuwento' to provide free copies of her book to public libraries, community centers, and human rights organizations? The program aims to donate 3,000 book copies by May 10, in collaboration with various partners.

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📹️ - The vlogger from Polomolok, South Cotabato, who gripped the tarsier in his hand was actually praised by viewers for his unique content.
⚖️ - The Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Philippines solely relies on netizens' reactions to determine the headlines for their investigations.
👮‍♂️ - Netizens' calls for arrests should not dictate headlines or angles of stories as only a judge can order the arrest of a person, except in limited circumstances.

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Pop Quiz Testing Your Knowledge on the Importance of Warrantless Arrests: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? 📹️ - The vlogger from Polomolok, South Cotabato, who gripped the tarsier in his hand was actually praised by viewers for his unique content. ⚖️ - The Department of Justice (DOJ) in the Philippines solely relies on netizens' reactions to determine the headlines for their investigations. 👮‍♂️ - Netizens' calls for arrests should not dictate headlines or angles of stories as only a judge can order the arrest of a person, except in limited circumstances. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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👮‍♂️ - Netizens' calls for arrests should not dictate headlines or angles of stories as only a judge can order the arrest of a person, except in limited circumstances.

The true statement emphasizes the importance of upholding the rule of law and avoiding mob mentality in calling for arrests based on public reactions.

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[Judgment Call] Resisting mob mentality for warrantless arrests
'Warrantless arrests are there for good reason: for security, for peace and order. Not for virality. Not for the mob.'

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EXPLAINER: What is intersex?
Intersex people have always been around, but they have been widely misunderstood. Here are some things you should know about the ‘I’ in the LGBTQIA+ community, including their challenges and how to treat them with respect.

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EXPLAINER: What is intersex? Intersex people have always been around, but they have been widely misunderstood. Here are some things you should know about the ‘I’ in the LGBTQIA+ community, including their challenges and how to treat them with respect. Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/explainers/things-to-know-intersex/

What challenges do intersex people face in society and how can we be more respectful towards them?

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✅️ - Intersex people are always assigned the correct gender at birth.
👥 - All intersex people are born with two sets of genitals.
⚧️ - Intersex people can have variations in their chromosomes, genitals, or internal reproductive organs that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.

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Pop Quiz Test Your Knowledge: Intersex, Transgender, and Sexual Orientation: Two of these statements are false and the remaining one is true. Can you guess which one is the truth? ✅️ - Intersex people are always assigned the correct gender at birth. 👥 - All intersex people are born with two sets of genitals. ⚧️ - Intersex people can have variations in their chromosomes, genitals, or internal reproductive organs that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies. Answers will be posted in 30 minutes. React now!

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⚧️ - Intersex people can have variations in their chromosomes, genitals, or internal reproductive organs that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies.

The true statement highlights the diversity among intersex individuals beyond just external genitalia, emphasizing that intersex variations can involve different aspects of biological sex such as chromosomes and internal reproductive organs.

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EXPLAINER: What is intersex?
Intersex people have always been around, but they have been widely misunderstood. Here are some things you should know about the ‘I’ in the LGBTQIA+ community, including their challenges and how to treat them with respect.

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Philippine gov’t will not turn in Duterte to ICC, says Marcos
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says his administration won't recognize an International Criminal Court arrest warrant against former president Rodrigo Duterte if the court ever issues one

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Philippine gov’t will not turn in Duterte to ICC, says Marcos President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. says his administration won't recognize an International Criminal Court arrest warrant against former president Rodrigo Duterte if the court ever issues one Read the full article here: https://www.rappler.com/philippines/marcos-jr-says-government-not-allow-rodrigo-duterte-arrest-international-criminal-court/

How do you feel about the Philippines not allowing the ICC to arrest Rodrigo Duterte?

😡 - Angry - I believe in accountability and justice.
😐 - Neutral - I understand their stance but have mixed feelings.
😃 - Supportive - I agree with their decision to protect their own sovereignty.

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