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10 years | UP students, human rights groups call for justice for 2 missing students

MANILA – Various groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) called for justice on June 24 as they commemorated the tenth year of disappearance of former students and youth activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. UP students, kin and human rights group Karapatan held a cultural protest at the Palma Hall lobby in UP…

Youth unemployment, a scourge of neoliberalism

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective One major issue that the incoming Duterte administration has to address is youth unemployment. The government’s National Economic Development Authority is alarmed at the high unemployment rate of the youth. According to the Labor Force Survey, 50.1 percent of the 2.594 million unemployed people, in April 2016, are from the…

Our Unity for an Eco-Challenge for Change

The following is the 14-point unity statement presented by the newly-formed Eco-Challenge Coalition at a press conference in Quezon City on June 22. It was signed by 32 environmentalist groups from all over the country. With over 16 million votes garnered in the 2016 elections, president-elect Rodrigo Duterte will have a strong public support for…