April 24, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Dismissal of case vs govt official in sex-for-fly, an injustice — migrants group

“With the dismissal of the case, we are sending the wrong message to the entire world that they can now harass, rape and abuse Filipino women without being punished because our very own government officials accused of such incidents were not given the appropriate sanction.” – Migrante International

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

11 years since Marcellana, Gumanoy killing, Palparan still scot-free

“This government has failed to punish Palparan ang Gloria (Macapagal-Arroyo) for their human rights violations. But when it comes to filing trumped up cases against activists and having them arrested, the government sure acts fast.” – Orly...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners

MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pagdiriwang ng Earth Day, pagdiriwang sa kabayanihan ng mamamayan

Tuwing ika-22 ng Abril ipinagdiriwang ang Earth Day, pandaigdigang selebrasyon ng kalikasan at kapaligiran. Sa bahagi naming mga maka-kalikasang aktibista ng Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, kinakatampukan ang Earth Day ng samut-saring mga aktibidad sa buong...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Int’l group of lawyers call for release of Tiamzon couple, resumption of peace talks

“The international community finds the filing of dubious and legally untenable charges against the Tiamzon couple as violative of basic criminal law principles and is not only a threat to the peace process but also to due...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Groups welcome TRO extension, urges Supreme Court to void rate hike

“Meralco's core net income yielded rates of return on equity of 22 percent and 26 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively— way in excess of the 12 percent reasonable rate of return determined by the Supreme Court.”...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Early bird

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Peasant family arrested for opposing ‘development’ projects

“The arrest is part of the intensifying political repression targeting groups and individuals who oppose development projects in the famous Hamilo Coast in Batangas by Henry Sy-owned Manila Southcoast Development Corporation (MSDC) and reclamation projects in Cavite...

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Pagtatapos (o pagtatapos at pagiging gitnang uri)

Ang pagtatapos (graduation) ay ang pagkaloob ng edukasyonal na institusyon ng akademikong degree sa estudyanteng nagtatapos (ang graduate). Ito ang ofisyal na huling sandali ng pagiging estudyante, ang pagtuldok dito; at ang simula ng pagiging gradwado, ang...

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Labor department intervenes in NXP collective bargaining negotiations

“The management is harassing and threatening workers, telling them they held a concerted action -- an illegal strike -- when the workers only elected to respect the Philippine holiday. They're just forcing us to work.”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Elusive peace

The peace talks between the Government of the Philippines, represented by the Aquino administration, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have been on and off during the last few years. The Aquino administration,...

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