September 02, 2014     Philippines
Support alternative journalism. Donate to

* Latest Posts


Friday, August 29th, 2014

Proud father

Friday, August 29th, 2014

DAP: Of ghost dump trucks, destructive dams and bureaucrat capitalism

KALIBUTAN By LEON DULCE Did you know that at least P55 billion ($1.260 B) or around 38 percent of public funds that went to the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) presented serious environmental risks? This question begs to...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Lumad groups cry: ‘Disband all paramilitary units’

“This is a clear indication of Oplan Bayanihan’s dirty tactics in using Lumads as baits and pawns in military operation.” – Bai Norma Capuyan, vice chair of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)

Friday, August 29th, 2014

How to prevent the spread of Ebola virus

“In the absence of effective treatment and a human vaccine, raising awareness of the risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is the only way to reduce human infection and death.” –...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

10 myths destroyed by the People’s Initiative campaign

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino 1. President Noynoy Aquino is sincere in abolishing the pork barrel system. PDAF (legislative pork) was abolished but the funds were embedded in the national budget. DAP (presidential pork) was discontinued but...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Signing up vs pork | People hope a small step leads to big changes

“Any big effort would not succeed if we would not do things as small as affixing our signatures. All big things have small beginnings.”- Bong Almonte, signatory to the People’s Initiative Against Pork

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Impeachment raps declared sufficient in form after tense deliberations

Majority of the 60 members of the committee are members of the ruling Liberal Party of President Aquino, contributing to the tense atmosphere during the hearing especially at the voting on the first two impeachment complaints.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pork destroys environment, peoples’ livelihood – green groups

“The billions in people’s funds that will be freed up by the abolition of the corrupt pork barrel system should be rechanneled towards environmental protection, social services, and disaster and climate resiliency.” – ENAP Corruption!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

On National Heroes’ Day| Students make a stand against pork barrel

“It is important that we make a stand on issues in our society because in the future, we too, will be confronted with the same problems plaguing our society. If we take a stand now, we not...


Human Rights
OFWs & Migration
Agrarian Reform
Labor & Employment
Urban Poor
Indigenous Peoples

Women & Children
Analysis & Opinion
Democratic Space
Press Releases