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Makabayan bloc petitions high court for GWP’s 3rd seat * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Makabayan bloc petitions high court for GWP’s 3rd seat

MANILA — The Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP) has elevated their fight for three seats in Congress in a petition for certiorari in the Supreme Court today, July 11. This after the Commission on Election (Comelec) failed to take action on their motion for reconsideration and correction of manifest error for the proclamation of GWP’s third seat. GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus said they resorted to filing petition in the high court because the 30-day period within which Comelec should act on their petition, as provided by the commission’s internal rule,…

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Vigil for President Duterte’s inaugural * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Vigil for President Duterte’s inaugural

MANILA – In the eve of Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration as the 16th president of the Philippines on June 30, multiple activist groups from Luzon staged a mobilization and cultural night in front of the Philippine Post Office at the Liwasang Bonifacio here. Progressive groups such as Kilusang Mayo Uno, Pamalakaya, Anakbayan, Migrante and Kadamay held a cultural night from 6 PM to 9 PM of June 29 to forward the people’s agenda specific to their region. Earlier, progressives gathered at a People’s Summit to unite on a 15-point People’s Agenda…

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Teachers, families urge public to support peace talks * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Teachers, families urge public to support peace talks

MANILA — Teachers under the Alliance and Concerned Teachers (ACT) held a family day on Sunday, June 26 in Quezon Memorial Circle, on the group’s 34th anniversary. They flew kites bearing calls to free political prisoners and Act for just and lasting peace as a sign of their support for the peace talks. “Today, as we celebrate our 34th founding anniversary, we call on all educators to actively support the upcoming peace talks and be part of the movement pushing both groups to address the root causes of the armed…

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10 years | UP students, human rights groups call for justice for 2 missing students * Latest Posts Human Rights News in Pictures 

10 years | UP students, human rights groups call for justice for 2 missing students

MANILA – Various groups in the University of the Philippines (UP) called for justice on June 24 as they commemorated the tenth year of disappearance of former students and youth activists Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. UP students, kin and human rights group Karapatan held a cultural protest at the Palma Hall lobby in UP Diliman. The two were abducted by soldiers on June 26, 2006 along with peasant Manuel Merino in San Miguel village, Hagonoy, Bulacan province. The victims’ mothers, Concepcion Empeño and Erlinda Cadapan expressed outrage at the…

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