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(UPDATE 2) Thousands turn out for 12-hour ‘Truth Fest’

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 22, 2008

Traffic snarled on northbound lane of Roxas Blvd

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 13:30:00 08/22/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of people have turned out for a 12-hour “Truth Fest” at the Rajah Sulaiman Plaza on Roxas Boulevard in Manila from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday.

The participants, from militant labor, youth, church and other sectoral and civil society groups, carried banners and were escorted by marching bands as they converged on the site of the activity, where they were greeted by “gigantes,” giant figures traditionally used during the fiesta in Antipolo City.

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Hunger, not strike, killed 3-year-old boy — rights group

Posted by Abi Kwok on August 19, 2008

By Abigail Kwok
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 19:09:00 08/19/2008

MANILA, Philippines – A children’s rights group on Tuesday accused the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) of issuing “irresponsible and false statements” over the death of a three-year old boy in Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.

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