September 30, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

4-day workweek ‘unhealthy’ – labor groups

The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet accidents due to fatigue.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

It’s the 21st century and you are still afraid of the Left?

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino According to some intellectuals and their disciples, it is foolish to join the Left or become a Leftist in the 21st century. They sarcastically remind activists that the Berlin Wall already fell...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

‘Edca soft-launch’ | Environmentalists, solon blast joint Ph-US naval exercises

Environmentalists and lawmakers denounce the presence of the US Navy warships and the PH-US war games as “threat to sovereignty and security as well as to the environment.”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Luisita peasants, youth activists laud ‘hooligans’ who hounded Aquino in New York

“We, the new generation of so-called hooligans, cannot condone hypocrisy and lies.” – League of Filipino Students By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Peasants from Hacienda Luisita and youth activists praised the Filipino-Americans who stood...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Palparan files another petition to stop pre-trial hearing

"It has been four years and so far we have nothing but motions. Palparan may be long gone but this case would be far from over." – Concepcion Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

Monday, September 29th, 2014

‘People’s General Assembly’ in NY calls for justice

A parallel gathering to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City painted “a more accurate picture of the world,” and called for genuine development for the world’s 99 per cent.

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Progressive lawmakers decry railroading of ‘pork-full’ 2015 budget

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares summarizes what is wrong with the approved 2015 budget with the acronym PPP: wrong Policies, wrong Priorities, and huge Pork barrel.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lawyers decry Aquino’s attack on judicial independence

In a “historic undertaking,” legal luminaries, peoples’ lawyers, judiciary employees and law students raised a joint objection to the Aquino administration’s attack on judicial independence.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Transfer Palparan to civilian jail, victims’ families urge court

“To support a choice of detention facility – as with any other decision in life – there must be validated, adequate, relevant, and objective data. To invoke demons and ghosts from the past, real or imaginary, to...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Second generation of activists continue fight against Laiban dam

“I see the need to fight because we will lose our life, our livelihood and our culture. We’re doing this for the generations to come.” Arnel delos Santos, secretary general of Balatik

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

History teachers, activists teach the youth on the lessons of Martial Law

While many Filipinos are losing sense of the lessons of Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship, activists and some history teachers are still keeping the light on the subject.

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