December 22, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Kin, friends of Leonard Co picket at DOJ

“We maintain that cold-blooded killing of humans, especially by state forces whose task is to protect the people, constitute murder and should be charged as such.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Relatives and human rights activists picketed the Department of Justice on Nov. 19 as they called for justice on the fourth

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 2nd, 2014

Chemical workers call for support against union harassment, 16 hour-work

The company suspended Collective Bargaining Agreement talks after the union and other workers held a protest action on July 16 denouncing the 16-hour work and forced overtime in the company.

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

4-day workweek ‘unhealthy’ – labor groups

The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Though overdue, CHR tribute to labor leader Bert Olalia hailed

“If Ka Bert were alive today, he would lead protests against Aquino’s push for Charter change, against moves to extend Aquino’s term and clip the Supreme Court’s powers.” – Nenita Gonzaga, KMU and longtime aide of the...

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

‘Meralco blackmailing consumers with threats of ‘rotational blackouts’

#StrikeTheHike and Bayan Metro Manila warned the Aquino administration that once the power rate is implemented, it might cause the social volcano to erupt.

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Flag-raising ceremonies kick off simple celebrations of CPP 45th anniversary

'The assemblies serve as a propitious occasion for the Filipino people to celebrate the concrete victories which they have achieved through 45 years of revolutionary struggle.' -- CPP

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

CPP condemns Aquino government’s ‘indiscriminate bombings’ of poor communities

“The indiscriminate bombing runs being conducted by the AFP under its Oplan Bayanihan war of suppression are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law,” said the CPP. It accused the Aquino government of being "utterly...

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Consumer group fears MRT-LRT fare hike may be announced in DOTC ‘public consultation’

"This push for a fare hike, which comes in the wake of significant increases in the prices of LPG and other petroleum products and proposals for a record-high power rate hike by Meralco, is part of the...

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Reds say Oplan Bayanihan results in wrongful arrests, including that of scientist Gargar

Bulatlat.com MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) added its voice to demands of human rights groups, youth groups, teachers and scientists calling for the release of UP professor Kim Gargar, who is presently being...

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Labor NGO demands justice, better health &safety for construction workers

"It is unfortunate that another accident involving a faulty scaffolding happened only three months after the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) published Department Order No. 128-13 amending the rule on scaffolding in the 1989 Occupational Safety...

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