“Who should tell the stories of the poor and the downtrodden?’ They should. The poor and the marginalized must be their own voices.”
They may have stopped the privatization of the Philippine Orthopedic Center, but the fight is not yet over.
Bulatlat’s report titled “Children’s health at risk with low breastfeeding practice” was written by senior reporter and copy editor Ronalyn V. Olea.
Labor department's decisions ordering the Lucio Tan company to regularize workers have yet to be enforced.
Mrs. Burgos, who has held the AFP accountable for the April 2007 abduction of her son Jonas, said the failure of the troops to explain their presence cannot but create suspicion and alarm.
“By perpetrating these forms of violence and violations of our civil liberties, Mr. Aquino is actually showcasing to the foreign media and the world the complete opposite of what he said at the summit.”
“The US is the number one polluter historically, while China is the current top polluter. Both have not committed to cut their annual carbon pollution to significant levels.”
“In the pursuit of superprofits, the monopoly capitalists ruthlessly plunder forests, minerals, energy reserves, freshwater supplies, agricultural lands and marine areas.”
The flourishing of the different forms of national democratic struggle in the concrete realities of Philippine society proves that the program for system change is the most effective foundation of addressing the climate crisis and the rest of the most pressing challenges of our time.
“Impunity exists because social structures that should ensure the protection of women and children from violence do more harm by being indifferent and even anti-women.”
“It is clear that when it comes to basic pay, government employees in the lowest up to the middle-level positions are disadvantaged while those occupying higher positions are greatly favored under the proposed SSL 2015 of President Aquino.”
“We have already lost a teacher and many Lumad leaders; we will not wait until we lose another one.”
“Aquino told us during his campaign for presidency that he would resolve the case before he gets down. Now, he is ignoring us.”
In the 2014 Impunity Index of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Philippines was ranked third next to Iraq and Somalia.
Another day of delay in bringing justice to the 58 victims is another license for greater human rights violations and unaccountability in the country. We could no longer allow this government, or the next, to continue this injustice.
“We bring home victory: the support of a broad range of people to the people’s resistance in Mindanao, which is also the Filipino people’s struggle.”
“If the government really wants to uplift us from our impoverished conditions, why did it have to wait for an Apec? They could have helped us long before.”
Abala ang gobyerno sa paparating na APEC Summit. Pero para kanino nga ba ang APEC? Video by Altermidya
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