“The workers who toil every day for Coca Cola to take home billions of profits have been experiencing the worst working conditions under the 99%-Coca-Cola-owned Red System agency.”
Progressive party list groups are incredulous that they got too few votes even in areas where they have many chapter members.
“Ka Bel left a legacy for the activists of today especially the new ones to serve as a shining example to emulate as they continue the struggle.”
Benguet Provincial Police Office (PPO) Provincial Director Rodolfo Azurin admitted lapses in the investigations conducted in relation to the disappearance of activist James Moy Balao.
Rene b. Azurin, author of “Hacking Our Democracy,” said at the AES Watch press conference that against historical trends, from the beginning to the lull in counting, the ranking of senatorial candidates did not change, even the differences between their votes were almost constant. Read main story: ‘2013 elections a technological, political disaster’ – election watchdogs
A document with the title “MUNICIPALITY OF TINOC (Target Persons),” which bears the logo of the the Charlie Company of the 86th Battalion (Highlander) of the 5th Infantry Division (North Star), Philippine Army, listed the names of human rights defenders and development workers in the Cordillera and Ilocos regions who are now the subject of intense surveillance and threatening text messages.
“The fight for our rights does not stop at this historical triumph. We will join forces with other workers in other factories experiencing the same working conditions and capitalist suppression—especially now that we have once again proven the power of strikes.”
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“These irresponsible threats (from Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes) are meant to muzzle election stakeholders especially critics for them to just keep quiet amid the publicly-exposed blatant transgressions of the election law, the repeated errors, malfunctioning, and glitches of the PCOS machines, data inconsistencies, and recently, the bypassing of canvassing rules.” – AES Watch
“Our evidence is strong. The suspects were positively identified, again and again, by our two main witnesses.” – Julian Oliva Jr., counsel of the families
“What happened in this election “are very serious concerns of the Filipino people….This constitutes a grave travesty of the peoples’ right to suffrage and the integrity of the votes”– AES Watch
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“We seriously hope that the Human Rights Victims Claims Board will be composed soonest. Martial law victims cannot afford to be disenfranchised, much more neglected again.” – SELDA
Accused former Air Force Col. Eduardo Kapunan admitted in court that he ordered the surveillance of labor leader Roland Olalia, who was later found brutally murdered with companion Leonor Alay-ay, in 1986.
For public health workers, serving the Filipino people should always be the government’s priority.
When the unofficial results being tallied by the PPCRV yielded a numerically improbable total, Smartmatic technicians proceeded to change a script of the source code, which, to IT experts, proves that the election results could easily be tampered with.
Instead of releasing partial, unofficial results and providing “trends” based on unreliably tallied votes, the Comelec must order the manual counting of votes.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Video and editing by POM CAHILOG-VILLANUEVA
Today is the sixth year since farmer-activist Jonas Burgos was abducted by state security forces. For the first time, his wife speaks in this video made by Jonas’s younger brother, JL.
Bulatlat.com managing editor Benjie Oliveros interviews John Monterona, regional coordinator of Migrante Middle East, and Emilyn Bulaclac, wife of Elju Bulaclac, a stranded overseas Filipino worker in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The Philippines-Korea Solidarity Committee for Peace and Reunification in the Korean Peninsula (PKSCPRKP) and Kodao Productions present this travel documentary to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This video was filmed on the occasion of the centennial of the birth of DPRK’s President Kim Il Sung in April 2012.
Filipino artists gather to fight political repression and to cal for the release of artists-political prisoners and all political prisoners as part of a global campaign to defend people’s culture.
Thousands of men, women and children join the culmination of One Billion Rising campaign, a global movement to end violence against women, in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Elsewhere in the country, similar activities are held in 24 other cities.
Poet, songwriter, singer, journalist and activist Ericson Acosta was illegally arrested in Northern Samar on February 13, 2011 while conducting research for peasant organizations. He has not been arraigned despite having spent more than two years in jail.
Women’s group Gabriela launched One Billion Rising – Quezon City last Jan. 17. Women from various urban poor communities joined them in dancing “Isang Bilyong Babaeng Babangon,” which is part of the global campaign to end violence against women.