December 20, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Revolutionary groups hail CPP’s 46th anniversary

Hundreds of members of revolutionary organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) staged a lighting rally Dec. 19 to mark the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). With their faces covered, members of the Revolutionary Council of Trade Unions (RCTU), Katipunan ng Samahang Manggagawa (Kasama), Kabataang Makabayan (KM),

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Revolutionary health group calls for advancement of people’s war

MANILA – Members of the revolutionary health group Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) held a lightning rally in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 16 on its 36th anniversary. It was also an early commemoration of the Communist Party of...

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Indigenous peoples call for end to human rights violations

On Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, the indigenous peoples protesters took an early start with a sunrise ritual at 6 a.m., performed by 15 Lumad tribal leaders at Plaza Miranda. Called a “panubadtubad” in Manobo or...

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Education Sec. Luistro fails Lumad chidren

MANILA – Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro has finally faced the Lumad children and their teachers in a dialogue on Dec. 2, but only to disappoint them. Madella Santiago, spokeswoman of SOS Network, said Sec. Luistro...

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Robin Padilla joins progressives’ commemoration of Andres Bonifacio

MANILA — Dressed as a Katipunero, actor Robin Padilla attended the November 30 Bonifacio Day rites led by Bagong Alyansang Makabayan in Liwasang Bonifacio. Before the main program started where he read the 14 code of conduct...

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Public school teachers call for ouster of Muntinlupa city superintendent

MANILA – Hundreds of fuming public school teachers stormed the office of Muntinlupa City Schools Division Superintendent Priscilla de Sagun calling for her removal from office, Tuesday, Nov. 25. They said De Sagun has no heart and...

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Groups lambast non-inclusion of salary increase for gov’t employees

MANILA – The multisectoral group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan joined public school teachers and government health workers in their protest action during the Senate deliberation of the 2015 national budget on Wednesday, Nov. 19. They criticized the legislative...

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

10th year of Luisita massacre | Bloodstained yellow ribbons tied near Aquino’s home

MANILA — Ten years. No justice. To symbolize the outrage over the absence of justice for the victims of Hacienda Luisita massacre, farmworkers and human rights advocates tied bloodied yellow ribbons near the President’s ancestral home in...

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Manila residents express solidarity with Yolanda survivors

MANILA — Environmental advocates, climate activists, breastfeeding mothers and artists joined together in marking the first anniversary of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Organized by environmental group Kalikasan PNE, the activities at the Quezon City Memorial Circle,...

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Youth groups hold mud-protest seeking justice for Yolanda victims

MANILA – Different youth groups held a mud-protest in solidarity wit the survivors of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on Nov. 7, Friday, on the eve of its first anniversary. Youth and students from the College Editors...

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Survivors march across San Juanico Bridge to join Daluyong protests in Tacloban

Hundreds of contingents of People Surge, farmers from Western Samar such as Motyong, Hinabangan, Calbiga, and Pinabacdao, crossed San Juanico Bridge by marching late afternoon to early evening today, November 7. They are headed to Tacloban City...

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