US/Local Updates

The End of Liberal Democracy in the Philippines

By Ethan Chua on August 29, 2020 On July 3 2020, despite waves of popular resistance and incisive legal critique, President Rodrigo Duterte passed an Anti-Terrorism law that would give the executive government sweeping powers to imprison and repress political activists under

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Malacañang: Duterte’s feelings hurt by frontliners’ plea to media

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/malacanang-duterte-feelings-hurt-frontliners-plea-mediaArticle written by Sofia Tomacruz Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said on Monday, August 3, that President Rodrigo Duterte’s outrage against medical frontliners stemmed from their public call through media to review the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PH health workers infected with coronavirus reach 5,008

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020Article written by Sofia Tomacruz The number of health workers who tested positive for the coronavirus rose to 5,008, with majority of infections seen among nurses and physicians. The Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday, August

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GUIDELINES: What you need to know about MECQ from August 4 to 18

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020 Giving in to a plea from healthcare workers over the weekend, President Rodrigo Duterte placed Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) starting August 4. (READ: Piqued Duterte taunts doctors to mount ‘revolution’ against

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PH coronavirus cases surge past 106,000, as DOH monitors 887 clusters

From Rappler.comOriginal Article: https://rappler.com/nation/coronavirus-cases-philippines-august-3-2020Article written by Sofia Tomacruz The number of coronavirus cases in the Philippines continued to increase on Monday, August 3, as over 3,000 newly-reported cases pushed the total confirmed cases further past 106,000.  The Department of Health

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‘COVID-19 is the enemy’: Stars defend medical frontliners against Duterte’s tirade

From Rappler.com. Original Article: https://rappler.com/entertainment/celebrities/celebrities-defend-medical-frontliners-against-duterte-tirade Angel Locsin, Bianca Gonzalez, Janine Gutierrez, and Vilma Santos are among those rally behind medical frontliners Celebrities defended the country’s medical frontliners after President Rodrigo Duterte lashed out at them for airing their concerns over

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Pambansang Talakayan ng mga Migrante

In the midst of the worsening pandemic, we as migrant Filipinos, our families left in the Philippines and our relatives in other parts of the world are facing significant challenges. On Saturday, July 25, Migrante hosted a national discussion to

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OPEN LETTER TO ALL MY KABABAYAN

  Delivered by a PAWIS member at the 2020 PSONAPhilippine Consulate, San Francisco USAJuly 27, 2020   Magandang Hapon po sa inyong lahat! Ako ay isang myembro ng Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants o PAWIS. Ako ay isang proud

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Robredo hits Duterte SONA: Don’t just wait for COVID-19 vaccine

By: MARA CEPEDA original article: https://rappler.com/nation/robredo-hits-duterte-sona-2020-do-not-just-wait-covid-19-vaccine Vice President Leni Robredo said the Philippines will not be able to stop the crippling coronavirus pandemic if President Rodrigo Duterte’s government will just wait for a vaccine. Robredo made the statement as she

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‘Reclassifying’ businesses: Task force’s way of reopening economy without changing quarantine modes

By: PIA RANADA Original article: https://rappler.com/nation/reclassifying-businesses-task-force-way-reopening-economy-without-change-quarantine-modes The Philippine coronavirus task force had a problem. Many of the country’s major cities, including the capital Metro Manila, remain under general community quarantine (GCQ) due to high COVID-19 infection rates. But businesses, small and

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Metro Manila’s COVID-19 bed capacity in ‘danger zone,’ 4 regions at warning level – Rappler.com

Article by Rambo TalabongOriginal article: https://rappler.com/nation/metro-manila-danger-zone-other-regions-warning-level-coronavirus-bed-capacity-july-2020 The Department of Health urges hospitals to free up more beds for coronavirus patients Metro Manila has reached the “danger zone” in terms of bed capacity for coronavirus patients, while 4 other regions were

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Virtual Know Your Rights Training 06/27/20

On June 27, 2020, the Pilipino Association of Workers and Immigrants(PAWIS), in partnership with the Asian Law Alliance and the Santa Clara County Wage Theft Coalition successfully hosted its first virtual Know Your Rights Webinar over zoom. The webinar generated

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National Situationer

On May 2, 2020, the Philipino Association of Workers and Immigrants(PAWIS), in collaboration with Migrante USA, Bayan USA, and Malaya movement successfully hosted the Philippine National Situationer in the Time of Covid-19 and Duterte. The situationer featured guest speakers Teddy

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