July 29, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Aquino seeks to define his administration’s legacy. But what legacy?

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld This year’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) is President B. S. Aquino III’s last. He is expected to deliver a powerful speech replete with his regime’s achievements for the last five years with a summation of the legacy he will leave behind. Speculation is rife, less than a

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Int’l People’s Conference on Mining 2015: A call for global solidarity vs destructive mining

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA Unified in addressing various people’s concerns on destructive mining across the globe, various environmental advocates, campaigners, and grassroots leaders worldwide will be launching the International People’s Conference on Mining 2015 (IPCM) in Quezon...

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Protesters brave heavy downpour, defy security barriers to deliver ‘real SONA’

They marched under the heavy downpour, clashed with policemen, shouted slogans, and danced to the tune of “Worth It" with the lyrics changed by Sining Lila to “Noynoy you’re worthless.”

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | MRT on barong, old gowns for ‘old lies’

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | “Our art is our voice”

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

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘Tama na, tapusin na’ – protesters call

“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced -- useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Workers belie rosy economic growth figures

The disparity between the rich and the poor has only widened as wages were kept depressed and dragged further down by the two-tier wage system, which the Aquino administration introduced early into its term.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Netizens score Aquino’s ‘lies’ in last SONA

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

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | Education, employment ‘took a turn for the worse’ – youth groups

“The onslaught of commercialization and education deregulation under the Aquino administration has driven not one, but many students to desperation and even death. This is Aquino’s real legacy to the Filipino youth.”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Rights group welcomes long-awaited Palparan indictment

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

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘He’s scared witless’ — rights group

“The SONA overkill security preparations are indications of a regime that is scared witless of the people’s defiance and actions.”

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