July 06, 2015     Philippines
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Monday, July 6th, 2015

The conscience of a radical or how the Left can join parliament and reject opportunism at the same time

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Some academics lauded a partylist legislator who resigned from Congress because of the latter’s inability to faithfully represent and defend the majority position of his political party. In particular, the legislator said he already disagrees with the stand of his party to remain a coalition partner of the president whom he

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Fil-Am Friendship Day | ‘No friendly relations’

MANILA – Progressive groups led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) protested at the United States embassy along Roxas Boulevard on July 4, Filipino-American Friendship Day. “There’s no friendly relations between US and the Philippines. The only...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Fisher folk groups protest Chinese aggression in West Ph Sea

“It is a huge suffering for the fishermen, especially for their families. If you have no money and your pots are empty, what will happen to you?”

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Fil-Am Friendship Day | ‘Friends without benefits’ – women’s group

“From the Mutual Defense Treaty which is not mutual, to the Visiting Forces Agreement which Filipinos are not in agreement with, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement which enhances the Philippines as a US military compound,...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Marcos Junior has outsmarted himself

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld By declaring that Benigno Aquino III should stop persecuting his political enemies while coddling his allies, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. has invited comparisons with his own father’s record —...

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Elitism in Phl banks; PWDs’ plight in BPOs

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star This week the P14.12-trillion Philippine banking system was the subject of news reports in two contrasting lights. On the one hand, Philippine banks — particularly the...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Intl rights groups ask US Senate to cut military aid to Ph

Amid increased political killings in the Philippines, US-based civil society and advocacy organizations want the US Senate to put back restrictions on military aid to the country.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Groups seek CHR intervention for detained activist-writer et al

“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Farmers laud SC order halting privatization of coco levy assets

“Aquino and his coco levy mafia are now on electoral fund-raising mode and are drooling to plunder the small coconut farmers’ money while they are still in power.”

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Aratiles, Duhat, Sineguelas

Batang paslit tuwang tuwa sa pagsungkit Nitong aratiles na likas ang tamis Mumunting mga prutas dulot ay pag-asa Gutom ng musmos naibsang bahagya Isang kaligayahan na makabalibag’ ng sineguelas Manamis-namis na may asim, kapag nalasahan Titipunin sa...

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

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