April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Student leaders lose scholarships for protesting tuition increases

“I am prepared for the consequences in defending students’ rights. As long as what you are fighting for is right, we should never give up the fight.” – James Bryan Deang, president of the NU Supreme Student Council

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Higher education institutions violate guidelines in tuition, fee increases – student groups

“Every year, skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees have always been a burden to students of SUCs and private HEIs. Although there is an existing Ched guideline regarding tuition and school fee increases, the said memo is a...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Basic problems as root causes of armed conflict

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Thirty-three years ago the late Jose W. Diokno, eminent senator, human rights defender and quintessential nationalist, identified four “basic problems” of Philippine society, thus: 1. Widespread...

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Bulatlat webcast: Prospects for peace talks (Part 2)

How could the peace talks between the GPH and the NDFP proceed? Bulatlat.com's editor Benjie Oliveros and Rey Casambre, executive director of the Philippine Peace Center and one of the convenors of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform,...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Green groups warn of more environmental damage due to increase in US military presence

Until now, the Obama administration has not yet responded to the Supreme Court order to explain the US side on the Tubbataha incident. This shows “the US government’s disrespect for our justice system and its indifference on...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gov’t urged to provide medical assistance to OFWs in Middle East

“It is not enough for the Philippine government to just warn OFWs of the virus. They have to be more pro-active and deploy medical personnel to attend to the needs of our OFWs, especially those stranded and...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Lumad evacuees troop to govt offices

It is not true the IPs are caught in the crossfire, because the IPs are the real target of the military.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Surface Tiamzon’s missing companion, rights group ask

Rex and Lorraine Villaflor, who were arrested along with the Tiamzon couple, “alerted Karapatan when there was no news of Santos’ whereabouts after the much-publicized raid by the Philippine National Police at the rented house of the...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Makati employees hit Meralco rate ‘trickery’

'Meralco TV ads are self-serving...'

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Heartbleed, FOSS, at seguridad sa online

Buong linggo nang abala ang mga system administrators. Aabot sa kalahating milyong mga servers ang apektado ng natuklasang bug sa programang OpenSSL na popular na ginagamit ng mga ito. Kahit ang Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram at iba pa...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

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