May 03, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Capital punishment as spectacle

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld Thanks to her lawyers from the National Union of People’s Lawyers — and no thanks to the government — the execution of Mary Jane Veloso has been deferred, hopefully toward its eventually being commuted, or her being released. Only in the very last days prior to her

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Can US take a softer, wiser tack on maritime row?

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Since my first column piece (this is the sixth) on our maritime dispute with China in the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, I have consistently urged...

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

GMA-7 lays off workers despite $64-M profits

“What kind of journalism can we expect from media organizations that treat news as a commodity, their workers as disposable currency and their audience as unthinking consumers?”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Family recalls ‘traumatic’ bid to save Mary Jane

“I kept calling out my sister’s name, who I thought was already in heaven.”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

On Labor Day, workers, employees call for union organizing

“Amid conditions of low wages, lack of job security, exploitative setup victimizing women, health issues, we can assert our calls and demand that the government responds to our problems if we have a union."

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Workers, progressive groups unite in call for Aquino’s ouster

“The longer he remains there, the longer would our natural resources be plundered, our working people put at risk, our tillers denied of their land, our people denied of affordable utilities and social services.”

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Veloso family joins Labor Day rally, denounces govt neglect

“I became resolute because of all of you.”

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Commuters group says PNR derailed due to gross neglect

“Lack of government funding and continued neglect result in the deteriorating quality of services, overcrowding of coaches, and a plethora of safety issues.”

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Ombudsman dismisses QC prosecutor from service

“Raul Desembrana failed to exercise such prudence, caution and attention when he blindly followed his personal caprice and pursued his fancy of having the P80,000 SOP.”

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Ucab’s song of struggle

Dios ti agbabantay, Dios ti tumultulong/ Ti daytoy a bantay lugar naianakan/ Inta’y nakasursuruan iti na Kristiyanoan/ Ugali a napateg iti kaamaan.

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Labor Day

BLOOD RUSH By SARAH RAYMUNDO If it were up to television, then there seems to be no reason for people to have strong affinity with Labor Day, let alone a clear idea of what took place on...

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