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Kenya wildlife reserves threatened as tourists stay away

“Since December, work has been extremely low, and now we’re in survival mode hoping to make 150 to 200 shillings ($1.4 to $1.9) a day, to be able to buy a meal,” said Ibrahim Sameri, 38, whose small mechanic workshop can generate up to $30 a day in the high season.

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Supreme Court hands off in DOJ’s stricter drug plea bargain rules

For example, if the suspect is charged under Section 5, or sale and trading of shabu, and the shabu involved does not exceed 1 gram, the suspect can plead guilty to Section 12 or possession of equipment, instrument  and apparatus. That will reduce his penalty from life imprisonment under Section 5, to only 6 months to 4 years under Section 12.

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Vitamin E: More than your beauty vitamin

Myra is the vitamin-based skincare brand that offers a range of products for healthy beautiful skin that lasts. These vitamin, body, and face care products are formulated to give you more than just a skin boost. That’s why for over 40 years, Myra is driven to convince women to embrace their beauty and take pride in themselves to become who they want to be. Myra believes that their vitamin-based beauty solutions will open doors for women, driving them to consistently be at their best.

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[OPINION | Just Saying] Constitutional prerogative gone wrong

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares that “everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; the right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” Similarly, Section 19 of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights provides that “everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference” and “everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive, and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.”

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LeBron among NBA stars supporting under-fire ESPN reporter

The trouble blew up on Friday when Hawley wrote an open letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver in which the senator criticized the league’s relationship with China and called on the league to allow players to put messages in support of the military, police, and Hong Kong protestors on the backs of jerseys.

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What you need to know about people’s initiative

Jodesz Gavilan is a writer and researcher for Rappler and its investigative arm, Newsbreak. She covers human rights and also hosts the weekly podcast Newsbreak: Beyond the Stories. She joined Rappler in 2014 after obtaining her journalism degree from the University of the Philippines.

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[OPINION] Honoring the predecessors of the #HijaAko movement

Holding a red plastic bag of nganga, Isabelita Vinuya (Lola Lita) had a glazed, faraway look in her eyes as she was narrating to me the fateful day when the Japanese Army raided her village. Lola Lita was just 11 years old when she was forcibly taken to the Bahay Na Pula to be brutally raped and subjected to various forms of sexual humiliation and violence. Nearly 7 decades later, she filed a case against the Philippine government to order the President to espouse their claims against the Japanese government. But when I asked her if she recalls why she lost that highly controversial case, she barely remembered that there was even a case to begin with. Since they lost that case in 2010, Filipino comfort women barely made the headlines of popular news agencies in the country...

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DOH: Expect reported deaths, recoveries to increase as more LGU data come

Vergeire acknowledged the increase in the number of reported deaths as of Sunday, compared to previous days where deaths ranged in the single-digit figures. This was to be expected, she said, as a result of the DOH’s “data harmonization” with different LGUs.  

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Alliance of Concerned Teachers hits DepEd as 7 million students still unenrolled

“While DepEd’s latest enrollment data show that 19.5 million learners have enlisted for the coming school year, this does not necessarily mean that all of them will push through with or complete the school year,” Raymond Basilio, secretary general of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) said. 

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Hundreds of rivers swell as China summer flood season revs up

The coronavirus ground zero of Wuhan, through which the powerful Yangtze River winds, is on an expanding list of areas warily watching the rising waters, with the river hitting its third-highest levels in history in the city of 11 million and projected to increase through the week, according to state-controlled media.

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