July 05, 2015     Philippines
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Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Fil-Am Friendship Day | ‘Friends without benefits’ – women’s group

“From the Mutual Defense Treaty which is not mutual, to the Visiting Forces Agreement which Filipinos are not in agreement with, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement which enhances the Philippines as a US military compound, our country is always at the losing end.”

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Is the Philippines under a state of war? Against whom?

MANILA – Twice in public this month, the Philippine flag was displayed the ‘wrong’ way. A unique feature of the Philippine flag is the symbolism of its equal bands of red and blue — it indicates a...

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

100-year-old Nakpil-Bautista House, home of the Katipuneros

The house is now a historical institution and one of the shrines of the Katipunan and the Revolution of 1896.

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

DepEd, NCR public school teachers union ink CNA

MANILA – A historic collective negotiation agreement (CNA) was signed between the Alliance of Concerned Teachers-National Capital Region (ACT-NCR) Union and the Department of Education-NCR on May 26. ACT Teachers partylist Rep. Antonio Tinio, who was present...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Teachers, parents welcome Brigada Eskwela with protest, signature campaign vs K to 12

MANILA – Public school teachers under the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and parents greeted the Department of Education’s (DepEd) annual Brigada Eskwela with a protest against the K to 12 program at the Ramon Magsaysay High...

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Pulileños celebrate the Kneeling Carabao festival

Farmers, hopeful for a bountiful harvest, train their carabaos to give tribute to their patron saint, San Isidro.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

World Press Freedom Day | ‘Walang tunay na kalayaan kung sikmura’y kumakalam’

MANILA – Filipino journalists marked the World Press Freedom Day, May 6, with the theme “Walang tunay na kalayaan kung sikmura’y kumakalam” (No real freedom if the stomach is growling). Journalists and media workers gathered for a...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | A Red, hot day at the park

The heat was not so oppressive compared to the Aquino government policies, said the protesters.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Youth groups storm Ched, denounce tuition increase

“Regardless of the repression students opposing tuition hikes suffer, Ched continues to adhere to the whims of school administrators."

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

UP Diliman supports call for P16,000 national minimum salary

MANILA — The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) community under the banner of All Workers’ Unity – UPD expressed full support for the call to peg the national minimum wage of all workers at P16,000 (US$358)...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Women’s group demands surrender of soldier accused of rape

MANILA – The progressive women’s group Gabriela held a protest action in front of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City on April 27 demanding that the Armed Forces of the Philippines surrender a soldier charged with...

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