November 27, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, November 24th, 2014

Fleeing poverty, migrant workers end up on death row

In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted to Rp 88.6 trillion ($7.35 billion) during the period of January to December 2013. Despite this, however, migrant workers...

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Violence against women committed by men in uniform rising

“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela

Sunday, November 23rd, 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...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Politics, Ebola, and that visit to Caballo Island

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld The Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola hemorrhagic fever, which the World Health Organization (WHO) describes as “a severe, often fatal illness in humans,” is not contagious until the...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Mindanao people bring their issues to Mendiola

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star They’ve had enough under the Aquino government. People in Mindanao are outraged. Here’s why: Altogether 55 Philippine Army infantry battalions, backed up by the PNP and...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The life and struggle of Filipino domestic workers in United Kingdom

KALIBUTAN By CLEMENTE BAUTISTA While meeting with allies and lobbying against the destructive mining operation of UK-listed giant mining corporation Glencore last month, I met some of our kababayans in the United Kingdom. According to Kanlungan, a...

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Activists share brief recollections on Kabataang Makabayan

Jose Rizal once declared: the youth is the hope of our nation. Five decades ago, his words radically transformed into a concrete reality, event organizers said.

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Baroto

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Int’l peasant mission to Aquino: ‘Scrap Clark Green City, Alviera projects’

“Productive agricultural forces – thousands of farmers and indigenous peoples of Tarlac and Pampanga – are being destroyed in the name of anti-people and pro-business real estate developments.”

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable

The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings...

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Manilakbayan | Peasants, urban poor, indigenous peoples from Mindanao arrive in Manila to call for social justice

They walked all the way from the southern island of Mindanao to bring to the public’s attention the gross human rights violations being committed in the different regions.

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