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Monday, July 28th, 2014

All set for Sona ng Bayan

While the president and his people in Malacañang are harried with making reports, claims and new promises to present on President Noynoy Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow, various groups are just as frenzied preparing for the big protest “SONA ng Bayan”.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Teachers wear black ribbon

MANILA – “Yellow ribbon has become a symbol for lies.” Public school teachers under the banner of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and its affiliate organization Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) slammed the call by...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Bayan condemns continuing air-strike of Israeli government in Gaza

Protests against the airstrike and against the US-backed Israeli forces continue to be held in various states of the USA, and in about 40 other countries.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ched has yet to decide on calls to retain Filipino as college subject

MANILA – “The fight continues!” Dr. David Michael San Juan, Filipino professor of De La Salle University made the call in Filipino as he came out of the dialogue between the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) Technical...

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Gabriela honors Nora Aunor for US bases film, Minsa’y Isang Gamu-gamo

The recognition, according to Gabriela, also serves as a protest against Aquino’s rejection of Aunor’s nomination as National Artist.

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

‘We shall defend our land, we shall never surrender’

“Land is our life. Water springs from here and we live here.” These are the statements of several Datu of the indigenous group Manobo, led by Datu Guibang, who has become a local legend. They declared it...

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

54th month of Ampatuan massacre | Journalists condemn murder of Digos City broadcaster

MANILA –Journalists and supporters condemned the killing of Digos City broadcaster Samuel Oliverio as they marked the 54th month of the Ampatuan massacre at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon Avenue, May 23. Oliverio, 57, was on...

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Union leaders go bald to protest illegal dismissal

MANILA — Leaders of the workers’ union in NXP Semiconductors Cabuyao Incorporated had their heads shaved in protest of their illegal dismissal during a picket in front of the Labor Department’s main office in Intramuros, Manila this...

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Rights advocates hold alternative ‘Santacruzan for justice, peace’

MANILA –Children of political prisoners and of victims of enforced disappearances participated in an alternative Santacruzan held at the Quezon City Memorial Circle, May 17. Hustisya, an organization of families of victims of human rights violations, made...

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Thousand NXP workers protest union leaders’ illegal termination

Cabuyao, LAGUNA – Around 1,000 workers of NXP Semiconductors Cabuyao Inc. protested the illegal termination of 24 union leaders amid the ongoing Collective Bargaining Negotiations. Members of the NXPSCI Workers’ Union managed to breach police barricades and...

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

NXP workers picket industrial enclave, condemn ‘martial law’ on workers

MANILA — Workers of NXP Semiconductors in Cabuyao, Laguna picketed yesterday the main gate of the Light Industry Science Park I to protest the allegedly illegal dismissal of 24 union officials and to call for the resumption...

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