December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, December 12th, 2014

Talent? | How can you be considered a regular employee

Are you a talent or contractual employee despite years of service in the company? The Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center lists down the following Supreme Court rulings that might help you. According to the Supreme Court Sept. 26, 2006 decision ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corporation vs. Marlyn Nazareno et. al., an employer-employer relationship exists between the respondents in

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Aquino’s ‘daang matuwid,’ a sham – kin of desaparecidos

In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Dispatches: CIA torture report, a disturbing read

The report summary is a very disturbing read. Will the full 6,000-page committee report be declassified? Will it push the Obama administration to prosecute those responsible for torture as international law requires? Unless criminal acts carry criminal...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Torture as official policy

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Reading through the 500-page Executive Summary of the report of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program, one could not help but feel revulsion and...

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

16 year old rape victim speaks against perpetrator

“If these perpetrators remain scot-free, there would be more VAW victims like ‘Jessa’ and ‘Sienna’.”

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Martial law victims decry ‘stringent requirements’ of Claims Board

“We had lobbied for a law that would compensate us; we worked and fought for it. I don’t think it (the claim) should be that painstaking for the victims.”

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Indigenous peoples call for end to human rights violations

On Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, the indigenous peoples protesters took an early start with a sunrise ritual at 6 a.m., performed by 15 Lumad tribal leaders at Plaza Miranda. Called a “panubadtubad” in Manobo or...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Mindanao activists head home with more ‘dasig’ to struggle

They were called “vandals” and were snubbed by President Aquino, yet the Manilakbayan ng Mindanao are heading home with “victories” in their campaign against militarization and plunder of resources in their land.

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Aquino ‘guilty’ of gross rights violations

“Today, we declare the verdict on the US-Aquino regime’s crimes against the Filipino people, its violations of human rights and international humanitarian law. For these crimes, we say, the US-Aquino regime is guilty.” -- Cristina Palabay, secretary...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

The bishops and the fairy


Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

‘Ruby blows off hype on US troops, Aquino ‘readiness’

“Thousands were reported to have searched for alternative evacuation sites or forced to settle in unsafe sites, as designated evacuation centers were overflowing. Some declared evacuation centers were actually disaster-prone areas, and initial reports reveal how an...

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