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Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the warrant that was used to arrest him.” – Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan-Caraga

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Seduced by a dangerous dance of Cha-cha

By LUIS V. TEODORO Vantage Point | BusinessWorld About Benigno Aquino III’s declaration in a TV5 interview that he would “listen to his bosses,” we can either (1) assume that it was his demure way of saying...

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Abolish the pork barrel via people’s initiative

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The controversies that have arisen from the Supreme Court’s consecutive rulings on the unconstitutionality of the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund of legislators) and the DAP...

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

57th month of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice persist

MANILA – Journalists, Church people and members of civil society groups came together, August 23 to mark the 57th month of the Ampatuan massacre at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) grounds, Quezon City....

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Sun dog

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

People’s Initiative opens new road to abolishing pork

“At the end of the day, the success of the battle against pork relies on the strong resolve of the people.” – Sarah Elago, Youth Act Now

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Power crisis? Emergency powers? Try some planning, groups tell gov’t

“It seems that President Aquino and his cabinet will blame anyone and everyone except itself on the problems being encountered by the country, which they themselves were remiss in addressing. From all indications they are mind conditioning...

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Church people among Palparan’s victims

“He has sinned against civilians and he must be treated like any ordinary suspect charged with heinous crimes.” – Bishop Reuel Norman Marigza, UCCP general secretary

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The national language | Evolution through revolution

The national democratic movement is uniting the country toward a national language, as it advances radical, societal changes.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Beauty queens vs pork

MANILA — Beauty queens including the outspoken former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Isabel Lopez are set to Sign Up Vs Pork! on Monday, Aug 25. From 6am to 1pm on that date, in Luneta or Rizal Park, various...

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