August 01, 2015     Philippines
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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 tries to keep “inconspicious and invisible across history.” The Maximillian Gallery along Tomas Morato in Quezon City hosts

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.

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...

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