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Alejano Slams Duterte for Preferring Male as Next Chief Justice Instead of Female

Alejano Slams Duterte for Preferring Male as Next Chief Justice Instead of Female

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Magdalo party-list Representative Gary Alejano on Sunday, May 20 once again criticized President Rodrigo Duterte. This time, the Liberal Party (LP) ally lawmaker slammed the president over his recent statement saying that the next Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice to replace Maria Lourdes Sereno should not be a woman. “I cannot believe that a leader of a free nation in this age of democracy can still harbor such an outdated and depraved view of women. Man or woman, the qualifications of the next Chief Justice should hinge on competence, impartiality, and integrity, as these are the essential qualities he or she should have,” Rep. Alejano said in a statement. “Duterte is acting like a 1970s dictator with the ideals and principles of a 19th-century man, and he feels sorely entitled to i
Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Slam Cosmopolitan PH for Photoshopping Their Waists

Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes Slam Cosmopolitan PH for Photoshopping Their Waists

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"Riverdale" stars Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes slammed Cosmopolitan Philippines for photoshopping or editing their waistlines on the photos featured at the Philippine magazine. The real-life Betty and Veronica posted their disappointment over the said magazine this Friday, March 9, which incidentally is International Women’s Day. “Camila and I have worked incredibly hard to feel confident and comfortable in the bodies that we have. It’s an everyday battle, sometimes. And to see our bodies become so distorted in an editing process is a perfect example of the obstacles we have yet to overcome.” Reinhart wrote on her official Instagram account as a caption to the photos in questions. “We are f***ing powerful, beautiful and strong… we aren’t going to hide behind photoshop to conform t
Young Female UP Graduate Among 6 NPA Rebels Arrested in Negros, Anakbayan Reacts

Young Female UP Graduate Among 6 NPA Rebels Arrested in Negros, Anakbayan Reacts

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A female graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu named Myles Albasin y Cantal was among the six alleged members of the New People’s Army (NPA) on Saturday, March 3, shortly after they encountered the government forces. A few hours later, militant group Anakbayan reacted and admitted that Albasin was their member. According to Lt. Col. Darrel Banes, 62nd Infantry Battalion commanding officer, he received a report that some 20 NPA rebels were at Sitio Tumonon, Barangay Luyang, Mabinay, Negros Oriental on Saturday, and ordered his men to check the place. Allegedly, the soldiers were met with gunfire so they decided to fight back. Myles Albasin, 21, is a Mass Communication graduate of UP Cebu The other five suspected NPA rebels who were arrested are – Jomar Indico y Garle
Watch: Assassination Attempt on First Lady Imelda Marcos in 1972 (Video)

Watch: Assassination Attempt on First Lady Imelda Marcos in 1972 (Video)

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On December 7, 1972, there was an assassination attempt to then-Philippine First Lady Imelda Marcos while attending an event in Nayong Pilipino, Quezon city. The shocking incident was captured on camera and was seen live on national television. Watch the video below. Warning: The video is rated SPG, and is not suited for the young audience. According to records, the lone suspect was identified as a geodetic engineer named Carlito Dimahilig. The event was National Beautification and Cleanliness Contest, being sponsored by Mrs. Marcos, who was then on stage during the award ceremony. As you can see, Dimahilig went to the stage and took his bolo as he approaches the First Lady. Without a warning, Dimahilig attacked Imelda Marcos and repeated slashed his bolo against her. Nevertheless, t...
How To: Racing Pigeon Breeding and Farming in the Philippines

How To: Racing Pigeon Breeding and Farming in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. There are two types of pigeon farming. The first is farming pigeons for meat and the second is for the game pigeon racing. Raising pigeons for meat is not really a popular business model in the Philippines, but raising and breeding pigeons for pigeon racing is a lucrative business. Pigeon farming is very interesting and profitable business model in the Philippines, and pigeons are a very popular domestic bird. Pigeons are considered as the symbol of peace. Almost all types of people who have facilities, love to raise some pigeon in their home. Pigeon farming requires less labor and low investment. Even you can also raise and take care of them during your in leisure time. The meat
How To: Backyard Hog Raising in the Philippines

How To: Backyard Hog Raising in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. Hog raising has been a profitable business for Filipinos and a source of extra income for most families especially in rural areas all over the country. Not only that growing pigs bring extra profit, this type of rural business is also a quick remedy for people who are preparing for bigger celebration months ahead like weddings, barrio fiesta, birthday celebrations, and other gatherings that need food preparation. Raising your own hogs for meat is cheaper than buying pork from the market. Other than providing a secondary source of income for small families, hog raising is a fast-growing home-based business in the Philippines which has the potential for high profits in a relatively sh
How To: Free Range Chicken Farming in the Philippines

How To: Free Range Chicken Farming in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. Free range chicken farming refers to growing poultry that is not are not detained inside coops. They are free to loiter in a large fenced or open area. There is a big difference between free range chicken and the normal poultry farming that hundreds to thousands of poultry are contained inside the building. Breeds used in free-range chicken farming are also different from those housed chickens. Breeds commonly applied to free-range chicken farming are Kabir and Sasso chicken and they grow a little bit slower than those inside the poultry house, but bigger and heavier. Some free-range chicken farmers also use native chicken breeds like Jolo and other native crossbreeds. Free range
How To: Crocodile Farming in the Philippines

How To: Crocodile Farming in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. Crocodile farming in the Philippines refers to an agricultural business involving the raising and harvesting of crocodiles for the commercial production of crocodile meat and crocodile leather. In the Philippines, crocodile farmers breed and raise two species of Philippine crocodiles: the Philippine saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) and the Philippine freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis). Farms that trade crocodile skin are regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). Crocodiles help maintain the balance of Philippine ecosystems such as wetlands; crocodile farming in the Philippines is also geared towards the rescue and conservation
How To: Rabbit Growing and Farming in the Philippines

How To: Rabbit Growing and Farming in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. Growing rabbits for meat or for a pet in the Philippines is a flourishing business for people who enjoy taking care of the small ruminants. Although rabbit meat is not yet widely accepted as food for many Filipinos, in US, rabbit meat one of the most important sources of protein. Rabbits in the US are being hunted for food since ancient times, and because rabbits are not native to the Philippines, people are not used eating the lovely bunny. Superstitions aside, let's go down to making money by raising rabbits. If you continue watching the videos below, you will find out how profitable raising rabbits are. The following videos are provided by Agribusiness How It Works in order
How To: Goat Farming in the Philippines

How To: Goat Farming in the Philippines

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Note before you continue: This article is just part of the main article which can be found here. Goat farming in the Philippines is truly a profitable business as goat meat is always in high demand. Last December 2017 when I traveled from Bacolod to Batangas via RoRo vessel, there were three 10-wheeler trucks full of live goats on-board the RoRo vessel. I had the chance to talk to one of the drivers while the vessel was cruising along Tablas Strait. The driver, who was also a nephew and confidant of the owner of the trucks, told me that his uncle/employer is making at least P65,000 net profit per truck of goats per trip. The make 2 trips every week providing an estimated net income of P395,000 per week for his uncle. The businessman who is originally from Bacolod, owns three st...