August 01, 2015     Philippines
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“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”

"The MRT is the best illustration of the impropriety of the Aquino administration when it comes to providing services to their people.”

Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.

As President Benigno Aquino III delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), netizens shared their insights and sentiments.

“At long last, after eight years, the Manalo brothers will finally have an inch towards the path of justice.”

“The criminal negligence of the Department of Labor and Employment and the Bureau of Fire Protection resulted in the deaths of Kentex workers…”

"What they did yesterday was, they showed a picture of how they violate human rights."

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  • Effigies have been featured and written about through the years that they have been made the centerpieces of the main protest rallies when the Philippine president delivers his or her State of the Nation Address. Some even ask should effigies be replaced already as a main symbol of these protests. But to ask such is […]

  • Even in death, their Tatay still unites and inspires them for their revolution.

  • Kasarinlan

    June 16, 2015
    Kasarinlan

    Last June 12, members of progressive groups held a protest action in front of the Chinese and US embassy. “We will not be caught in the claws of the Dragon nor the Eagle,” Bayan said in its statement.

  • Progressive groups pressed for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation at a rally in Manila last Friday. Marching from various points in Metro Manila, they converged at the historic Mendiola bridge where they sounded like they were, for the nth time, simply haranguing the chief executive for hours on end. Cynics said the event was nothing new […]

  • They do not smile as often as other children. They tell their visitors about the two-day trek from their forest communities under direct sun and drenching rain last January. They say they have never walked as far before. There were hardly roads in the 14 sitios (sub-villages) where they came from. A thousand of them […]

  • On International Women’s Day, women rights advocates and members of progressive groups called for the resignation of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s resignation.

  • Nanay Mameng, isang dula

    February 21, 2015
    Nanay Mameng, isang dula

    Nanay Mameng, isang dula by Slidely Slideshow A new play that depicts the life and struggle of Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, a celebrated urban poor activist in the Philippines. Photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO

  • In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of human rights violations. Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao

PHOTO OF THE WEEK  ››

A Muslim child watches around the field, while elder Muslims listen to the preaching of their Imam during the celebration of the Eid’l Fitr on Friday at Tionko Football Field in Davao City.

A Muslim child watches around the field, while elder Muslims listen to the preaching of their Imam during the celebration of the Eid’l Fitr on Friday at Tionko Football Field in Davao City.

By ACE MORANDANTE
(http://bulatlat.com)

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