December 22, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, December 12th, 2014

It’s bleak Christmas for GMA 7 talents

Talents, or those who are not considered “regular” employees by the GMA 7 management, despite years of service, do not receive their 13th month pay, a mandatory benefit under the Labor Code. Related story| New contract, same ‘exploitative’ terms Sidebar | Talent? | How can you be considered a regular employee

Friday, December 12th, 2014

New contract, same ‘exploitative’ terms

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — After 125 talents of the GMA Network Inc. filed a regularization case at the National Labor Relations Commission, the GMA 7 management offered a new contract and other employment options...

Friday, December 12th, 2014

Talent? | How can you be considered a regular employee

Are you a talent or contractual employee despite years of service in the company? The Pro-Labor Legal Assistance Center lists down the following Supreme Court rulings that might help you. According to the Supreme Court Sept. 26,...

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Pooled editorial | Fight for genuine freedom of information law

We cannot settle for a law that will make truth telling even more difficult: a bad law is worse than no law at all.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

FOI bill ‘defanged’ – Makabayan solons

“The people demand a genuine FOI law, and those who wish to thwart this are on the defensive in light of the corruption, anomalies, human rights abuses and injustices previously covered up due to information restrictions.”

Monday, November 24th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice reverberate

In commemoration of the fifth year of the Ampatuan massacre, journalists and advocates stage protest actions highlighting the call for justice and an end to impunity. Photos by Fred Dabu | Ronalyn V. Olea |National Union of...

Monday, November 24th, 2014

5 years after Ampatuan massacre, zero justice | Journalists, advocates slam impunity

“Deprive us not of justice.” – Edita Tiamzon, wife of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon RELATED STORY: Reforms needed to solve Ampatuan massacre case, other media killings SLIDESHOW: 5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice reverberate

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Reforms needed to solve Ampatuan massacre case, other media killings

“Our justices may look into the possibility of reviewing and revising the rules of court.” – Prima Quinsayas, lawyer of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists

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...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Public urged to light a candle for justice

Members of the End Impunity Alliance, AlterMidya, a national network of alternative media outfits and the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication will hold a protest march around the university’s academic oval on Nov. 21.

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Aquino held accountable for impunity

“Aquino is wrong in saying that the killings are not work-related. These journalists were killed for their work, not because of a love triangle or any other reason.” – Luis Teodoro

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