November 29, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Soldiers trespass farm of Burgos family

Mrs. Burgos, who has held the AFP accountable for the April 2007 abduction of her son Jonas, said the failure of the troops to explain their presence cannot but create suspicion and alarm.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

From Pol Pot to ISIS: US Bombing Abroad Breeds Instability, Violence and War

By JOHN PILGER News Analysis, Truthout Following the ISIS attacks in Beirut and Paris, John Pilger updates this prescient essay, originally published October 11, 2014, on the root causes of terrorism and what we can do about...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Privatization of LRT bleeding us dry

Unknown to many, Filipinos taxpayers and their families are made to carry the burden of paying for various deal sweeteners included in the LRT1 concession agreement. This includes a P5-billion project startup subsidy, P105 billion in tax...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Politics, tourism and the struggle for social transformation in the Philippines

QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Our country is on fire yet we continue to rank our islands based on what tourists want. Should we rejoice when travel magazines list some of our islands as among the must-see places...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Teachers protest SSL 2015 | ‘Aquino and top officials get millions while we get pennies’

"It is clear that when it comes to basic pay, government employees in the lowest up to the middle-level positions are disadvantaged while those occupying higher positions are greatly favored under the proposed SSL 2015 of President...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Lumad leaders, schools file charges vs Education Sec Luistro

“We have already lost a teacher and many Lumad leaders; we will not wait until we lose another one.”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Kin of Ampatuan Massacre victims to Aquino: Where is your promise?

“Aquino told us during his campaign for presidency that he would resolve the case before he gets down. Now, he is ignoring us.”

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Kin, journos call for justice for Ampatuan Massacre victims

MANILA — Relatives of victims, journalists and press freedom advocates marked the sixth year of the of the Ampatuan Massacre with a protest march from Pureza street to Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge. The Nov. 23, 2009...

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Under Aquino, media killings, other attacks unabated

In the 2014 Impunity Index of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), the Philippines was ranked third next to Iraq and Somalia.

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

Pooled Editorial | Ampatuan Massacre, a grim symbol of reigning impunity under Aquino

Another day of delay in bringing justice to the 58 victims is another license for greater human rights violations and unaccountability in the country. We could no longer allow this government, or the next, to continue this...

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Another century of war?

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld As of this writing, French police had arrested some 30 people suspected of involvement in the Nov. 13 terror attack on Paris which left at least 129 civilians dead...

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