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Peace group lauds new BBL but rejects plan to extend Martial Law

The All-Out Peace (AOP) movement, a broad network of peace advocates and civil society groups, welcomes the submission by the 21-member Bangsamoro Transition Commission (BTC) of the new draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) to President Rodrigo Duterte on July 17 and lauds the commitment by the President to certify the proposed measure as urgent and “husband” the same before both houses of Congress.

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Hindus call Taiwan’s proposed curbs on incense a ‘religious infringement’

Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, said that incense restrictions would be an unnecessary obtrusion on Hindu devotees, who had been waving incense in front of the images of deities for ages as an act of homage to the divine manifestation.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush brings to AUW her commitment to freedom and human rights

Former First Lady of the United States Joins Asian University for Women Council of Patrons

Asian University for Women is pleased to announce that Former First Lady of the United States Laura Bush will serve as a Patron of the University. Mrs. Bush served as First Lady from 2001 to 2009 when her husband George W. Bush was President of the United States.

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Duterte urged to call for strict enforcement of smoke-free EO and higher tobacco taxes in SoNA

In anticipation of the second State of the Nation Address (SoNA) to be delivered by President Rodrigo Duterte next week, civil society groups urged the President to call for the strict enforcement of Executive Order No. 26 s. 2017, also known as the “smoke-free EO”, and higher tobacco taxes.

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Lives area at Risk, Step up your Game: Group told Environment Secretary

The Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) expresses grave concern on the performance of Secretary Roy Cimatu for his negligence in addressing the environmental and social problems caused by coal proliferation. In his recent statement, Cimatu vowed to monitor all operating coal plants and to conduct tests on its impacts. However, according to PMCJ, despite the existence of scientific studies like of those spearheaded by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), the secretary was not able to conduct follow-through investigations.

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Geje Eustaquio | ONE Championship

ONE Championship, ABS-CBN renew ties

The largest sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship™ (ONE), has just announced that the company has renewed its partnership with ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment organization. The multimedia conglomerate, with a reach that spans the entire nation and millions of homes all around the globe, will have access to all ONE Championship content, including live events in the Philippines.

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‘The Greatest Showman’ release date, trailer and update: Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron lead stellar cast in 2018

Prep up for the most wonderful time at the movies as 20th Century Fox teases with the initial trailer of “The Greatest Showman” starring an exciting cast of performers led by Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Academy Award nominee Michelle Williams and Zendaya.

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