September 20, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, September 19th, 2014

For every one killed or disappeared, hundreds replace them – Edita Burgos

“It is amazing how, an injustice, whether this be an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance or torture, gives birth to people who would have otherwise lived a different life, but had now taken up the cudgels for the killed, the disappeared and the tortured.” – Edita Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos

Friday, September 19th, 2014

A prelude to abolition? | DBM allots only P6,000 for NPO employees’ wages for 2015

“They really want to abolish the NPO because of the kickbacks they would get when working with private companies.” — Teresita Crisostomo, employee, National Printing Office

Friday, September 19th, 2014

#MarioPH | Images from netizens: Metro Manila now a water world

Citizens have captured images of the flooding caused by Tropical storm #MarioPH (Fung-Wong) in different parts of the National Capital Region.

Friday, September 19th, 2014

On the 23rd year of the US bases rejection | Activists protest Edca

In 1991, September 16 became a shining moment of nationalism in Philippine history when the Senate stood up against the US by junking the proposed treaty that allows an extended stay of its military bases. In its...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

‘Edca should have been a treaty’ – Ex-senator Ramos-Shahani

A Sept.16 forum on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement looked back on the historic 1991 Senate decision on the removal of the US military bases in the country, and at the tasks ahead as their return...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Indigenous peoples, environmentalists call for end to OceanaGold’s ‘mining plunder’

"OceanaGold’s operations should immediately be stopped by DENR to prevent further pollution, and should immediately hold these environmental criminals accountable.” – Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Emergency powers? Not again

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective There is something ominous when the president asks Congress for emergency powers on the week that the country is about to commemorate the infamy of the Marcos dictatorship. Nothing good has come...

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

LRT privatization deal grossly disadvantageous |‘Another MWSS in the making’ – thinktank

The LRT privatization deal has been dubbed by Bayan and commuter groups such as the RILES Network as the “great train robbery.”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Filipinos in Brussels meet Aquino with protest

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Members of Migrante Europe held a protest rally outside castle Val Duchesse in Brussels where President Aquino met with business leaders, Sept. 16. The protesters, led by Pastor Cesar Taguba, chairman of Migrante Europe...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

‘Corruption is a women’s issue’ | 2015 One Billion Rising campaign to center on corruption, system change

“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Controversial contractor raked in billions of taxpayers’ money

So far, the biggest likely overpriced project involving HCC is the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), a pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon. The convention center has been partly funded by Drilon’s Priority Development Assistance Fund...

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