March 31, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Indigenous leaders harassed

"We are disgusted at the lengths that the military would go to impede us from seeking and asserting our rights."

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Palawan indigenous people call for stop to Citinickel mines

“We are not after those promises anymore. We do not want them to pay us royalty taxes. We want them to stop their operations.”

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Agusan Sur evacuees | A thousand go home, a hundred remain

Even as 969 evacuees return to their villages in San Luis town, more than a hundred others remain in Bunawan town.

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

‘Soldiers burn Moro houses, prayer huts’

Violations of human rights and international humanitarian law continue, a month into the government’s “all-out offensive” in Maguindanao against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, says a Moro group.

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

P15 ‘insulting’ wage hike in NCR fails to appease restive workers

"It’s not enough to cover for the rising prices of basic commodities, especially food items, and rising payments for basic services.”

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Jabidah 47th year| Group calls on Moros to intensify struggle for right to self-determination

“Now is the time for the Moro people to lift the veil of compliance to the US-Aquino regime, and intensify the fight to protect the rights of the Moro people.”

Friday, March 13th, 2015

‘Scrap K-12’

A children’s rights group and a youth solon said that the K-12 program is giving everyone more headaches than solutions.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

Human rights groups to UN: Arroyo repackaging herself as ‘pitiful victim’

“It is the height of irony that Ms. Arroyo is now complaining over 'violations' of her civil and political rights, when she enjoys the most special treatment of detained persons under the Aquino administration.”

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

State workers call for truth and accountability over Mamasapano fiasco

“It speaks of the kind of leadership we want for DENREU, accountable and just. It’s not simply admitting and apologizing, but being ready to face the consequences of your action."

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Ensure safety of abducted OFWs in Libya, gov’t told

"It is now time for accountability, the injustice done to them is the Aquino government’s fault."

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Southern Tagalog labor leader found dead

Florencio “Bong” Romano, long-time labor leader and organizer was found dead on March 8, International Women’s Day.

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