Marvyn N. Benaning

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Graduated from the University of the Philippines-Diliman with a bachelor's degree in journalism, finished all courses for a masteral degree in communication, earned six units of doctoral subjects. Took courses in anthropology, archaeology and sociology as well as Philippine studies, Wrote for the pre-martial law Manila Times and covered the First Quarter Storm and later helped edit a Makati-based business magazine. Returned to the Manila Times in 1986, covered the insurgency, business and eventually the justice beat. Handled the foreign news section of Malaya from 1992 to 1994, worked with the late Antonio Ma. Nieva on a newspaper specializing in corporate wars for two years. Joined the Manila Bulletin as assistant provincial editor in 2000 and retired in 2012.

Killing of four by AFP scored, victims unarmed

THE Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) criticized the Duterte administration for the massacre of CPP cadre Andres Hubilla (Ka Magno), New People’s Army (NPA) fighter Miguel Himor (Ka Billy) and civilians Arnel Borres and Dick Laura by security forces on July 28 in Barangay Trece Martirez, Casiguran, Sorsogon.

Lawmakers renew call to scrap CCT

ACT Teachers lawmakers have found no reason to pursue the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program since it did not cut the poverty rate and did not reduce the dropout rate among children who benefited from the multibillion- peso scheme.

UN members hit Duterte’s antidrugs war

SEVENTEEN industrialized countries and 17 developing nations have expressed serious concern over the bloody antidrugs war launched by President Duterte at the third cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva, Switzerland, of the human-rights situation in the Philippines.

Group raps NHA for unoccupied houses

THE Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) has scored a point in its tiff with the National Housing Authority (NHA), as the agency confessed beneficiaries of unoccupied houses in Bulacan were never consulted about the projects.

Protests set on Duterte’s arrival

YOUTH and student organizations will lead the anti-Marcos rally at the Rizal Park in time for President Duterte’s arrival on November 25, a week after the re-interment of the former President Ferdinand E. Marcos’s remains at the Libingan ng mga Bayani.

NAPC launches ‘accurate’ poverty database 

The National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) and the World Bank-Institutional Development Fund (WB-IDF) launched on Wednesday the Tala ng Bayan Laban sa Kahirapan (People’s Anti-Poverty Database, or Talambayan), a database that consolidates all poverty-related datasets of government agencies.