November 24, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, November 21st, 2014

International Students’ Day | Students fight for right to education, democratic rights

“The youth of today should live up to this history of militancy, and continue fighting against anti-student policies such as the continued deregulation and commercialization of education.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Groups lambast non-inclusion of salary increase for gov’t employees

MANILA – The multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joined public school teachers and government health workers in their protest action during the Senate deliberation of the 2015 national budget on Wednesday, Nov. 19. They criticized the legislative...

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Group blasts Agus-Pulangi hydro plants privatization

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Advocates in Lanao del Sur blasted the proposed privatization of Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants in Mindanao by 2017. “The privatization plan lacks proper consultation and approval from the people...

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Kin, friends of Leonard Co picket at DOJ

“We maintain that cold-blooded killing of humans, especially by state forces whose task is to protect the people, constitute murder and should be charged as such.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA — Relatives and human...

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

SC justices keen to pass Edca decision to Senate

“The Filipinos are treated as security guards only, in these agreed locations, the Americans exercise all aspect of ownership, and that while the treaty is supposed to last for only 10 years, it can be renewed indefinitely.”...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Public urged to light a candle for justice

Members of the End Impunity Alliance, AlterMidya, a national network of alternative media outfits and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication will hold a protest march around the university’s academic oval on Nov. 21.

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Call center employees call on colleagues to get organized

They are the voice workers who don’t have a voice, or a say, in how they are being treated by companies in the industry. Related story: Defying prohibitions, call center employees gravitate toward their association

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Defying prohibitions, call center workers gravitate toward association

“When they say go to work, you can’t say anything. We have work on Philippine holidays. We have work on US holidays… In the end we don’t really have holidays.”

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

The festering problem at Hacienda Luisita

By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld Ten years is a long time to await justice for the massacre of striking farm and sugar mill workers at the Hacienda Luisita Incorporated (HLI) — the sprawling 6,435-hectare sugar plantation...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Binay and Aquino: The ties that bind

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld So keenly anticipated by much of the media, the “break” between Vice-President Jejomar Binay and President Benigno Aquino III has not come to pass. On the contrary. Despite the...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Hda. Luisita massacre: No justice after 10 years

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star Tomorrow, Nov. 16, marks 10 years since the Hacienda Luisita Massacre happened at the controversial landed estate in Tarlac “owned” by the family of President Aquino....

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