August 31, 2015     Philippines
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Sunday, August 30th, 2015

27 disappeared in Aquino’s ‘tuwid na daan’

“We are here because we will not let them be forgotten...These are their faces, these are their names.”

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Davao tribes’ culture shines in Kadayawan’s ‘Lumadnong Dula’

The tribal games aim to preserve the culture of the indigenous people which are slowly being forgotten.

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

3 months after Kentex fire| Survivors decry Aquino’s inaction

'President Aquino is obviously protecting his allies, Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz, Interior and Local Government Sec. Mar Roxas, and BFP Director Ariel Barayuga.'

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Health groups give ‘kalabasa’ award to Aquino

“Its health agenda document, like that of past administrations...is all rhetorics of accessibility and quality health care for the poor, while in reality, the people are left miserable and dying with inadequate health care.”

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Portrayal | Exhibit gives faces to ‘the invisible’

The human rights group Karapatan currently holds an art exhibit to bolster its campaign to free political prisoners all over the country. “Portrayal” shows over 50 portraits of political prisoners — people whom the group said government...

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

‘Ka Parago’ image painted in Davao City’s freedom wall

DAVAO CITY – Graffiti artists painted images of the late New People’s Army commander Leoncio Pitao, or “Ka Parago,” in the freedom wall along Matina street, Davao City. The artworks depicted Ka Parago as a father and...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

News in pictures | State workers protest harassment

Their dialogue and complaint-filing at the Department of Justice may hang in the air for the moment, but the voices of the members of Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (COURAGE) were not silenced...

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Fil-Am Friendship Day | ‘No friendly relations’

MANILA – Progressive groups led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) protested at the United States embassy along Roxas Boulevard on July 4, Filipino-American Friendship Day. “There’s no friendly relations between US and the Philippines. The only...

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,...

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.

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