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Sunday, January 18th, 2015

‘Step up climate crusade, urge Vatican to divest from fossil fuel’ — disaster survivors ask pope

MANILA — Pope Francis had prepared but failed to deliver a speech during his Tacloban visit to storm survivors on Jan 17. Part of his speech goes like this: “Today, from this place which has known such profound suffering and human need, I ask that even more be done for the poor. Above all, I

Friday, January 16th, 2015

‘200 women in black’ ask Pope Francis to speak on human rights violations

MANILA — It has been two years since Willem Geertman, a Dutch missionary, was killed. Yet, his fiancee Maria Aurora Santiago said it remains unclear who were behind the brutal killing. If she will have the chance...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

#DearPope | Indigenous peoples bring gifts, ‘feast’ to Pope Francis

MANILA – Two days before Pope Francis’ arrival, indigenous peoples were the first to give a symbolic welcome to Pope Francis at 10 am today, January 13 at the Apostolic Nunciature on Taft avenue. “We wholeheartedly welcome...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Commuters urged: Shoot & post your selfie vs MRT, LRT fare hike

MANILA — As MRT and LRT fare hikes began Jan 4, a consumers group called #StrikeTheHike urged train consumers to air their protest by taking their selfies on trains and train stations and posting it on various...

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...

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...

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