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Ban POGOs, WPS is ours, says Marcos in 2024 SONA

By Celine Isabelle Samson

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Jul 22, 2024

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13-minute read

An immediate ban on POGOs, underscoring of a bloodless fight against illegal drugs, and a reaffirmation of a commitment to defend territories in the West Philippine Sea are key pronouncements that earned President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. three standing ovations during his third SONA on Monday, July 22.

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Year 2 of Marcos’ drug war: More killings than in Year 1

By Larah Vinda del Mundo and Vincent Halog

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Jul 21, 2024

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18-minute read

Drug-related deaths in the second year of Marcos Jr.’s administration have exceeded those documented by the Dahas Project in the previous year.

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Gov’t slammed for ignoring IP rights amid push for green energy, infra projects

By Janna Grace Millenas

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Jul 20, 2024

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4-minute read

Environmentalists are demanding that the administration of Ferdinand Marcos Jr. stop ignoring the rights of Indigenous People’s as it pursues infrastructure projects on ancestral lands.

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SONA 2023 PROMISE TRACKER

By VERA Files

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Jul 20, 2024

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4-minute read

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. launched his administration’s Bagong Pilipinas battlecry in last year’s SONA, as he declared that “the state of the nation is sound, and is improving.”

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SONA 2023 PROMISE TRACKER: EDUCATION

By Blanch Ancla

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Jul 18, 2024

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2-minute read

Marcos instructed education officials raise the country's PISA performance and improve teacher support for basic education.

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