October 22, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Continuing Bishop Alberto Ramento’s advocacy

“Justice remains elusive but his death would not be for naught if we continue what my father fought for.”

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

3 years after Fr. Pops’ murder, justice remains elusive

"Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings." – Marie Sol...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Understanding (and not just exposing) corruption

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld There might very well be a conspiracy afoot to prevent the election of Vice-President Jejomar Binay to the Presidency in 2016. It doesn’t release Binay from the responsibility of...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Lifestyle gap and PNP corruption

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star “I think that corruption is the heart of the problem,” writes a reader in reaction to last week’s column piece — regarding five cases of ordinary...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Scrap VFA, EDCA’

MANILA — Members of progressive groups held a protest action on Oct. 16 in front of the US embassy in Manila to demand anew the scrapping of military agreements with the US, in light of the killing...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Why did he have to kill her?’ – sister of Jennifer Laude

Whenever she came home to Leyte, it was like a feast. Jennifer prepared food for all their neighbors as a way of sharing her blessings.

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Investigate US troops’ mental health’

“Psychological studies conducted by the US Army, Marine Corps, Harvard University, and other agencies revealing alarming trends on the state of mental health of their troops are a matter of security concern to Filipino people especially with...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Makabayan bloc files House resolution to terminate US-PH Visiting Forces Agreement

This incident shows that the US-PH Visiting Forces Agreement is unmistakably an affront to the State’s sovereign power to enforce its laws within its territory and makes a mockery of our justice system.” – Makabayan bloc House...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Nurses to march to Mendiola on Oct 17 to demand salary hike

“Our call for salary increase for public and private nurses is not a selfish act. To have quality health care, health workers must also have quality and dignified working conditions. This is also for the welfare...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Justice department urged to conform with plea on Palparan’s transfer to civilian detention

"We will ensure that Palparan's conviction will not go down the drain, unlike other human rights cases that the department has handled." – Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

RMN radio workers’ strike reveals seamy side of labor laws, ‘talent’ hiring

“Ninety-nine percent of the guidelines during strikes expressly provide what the workers are prohibited to do. There is no corresponding magnitude of responsibility that refers to how the management should behave when a strike is declared.”

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