May 26, 2015     Philippines
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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 School in Manila on Monday, May 18. Benjie Valbuena, ACT national chairperson, said the DepEd’s K to 12

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...

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Labor Day 2015 | A Red, hot day at the park

The heat was not so oppressive compared to the Aquino government policies, said the protesters.

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Youth groups storm Ched, denounce tuition increase

“Regardless of the repression students opposing tuition hikes suffer, Ched continues to adhere to the whims of school administrators."

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

UP Diliman supports call for P16,000 national minimum salary

MANILA — The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) community under the banner of All Workers’ Unity – UPD expressed full support for the call to peg the national minimum wage of all workers at P16,000 (US$358)...

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Women’s group demands surrender of soldier accused of rape

MANILA – The progressive women’s group Gabriela held a protest action in front of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City on April 27 demanding that the Armed Forces of the Philippines surrender a soldier charged with...

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Revolutionary groups stage lightning rally, call for Aquino’s ouster

MANILA — On the occasion of the 42nd founding anniversary of the National Democratic of the Philippines (NDF), members of its 14 allied underground organizations staged a lighting rally in Cubao, Quezon City, April 24. Their faces...

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

Urban poor artists share art, music for OFW on death row

MANILA — Sining Kadamay, a group composed mainly of urban poor cultural workers, showcased since this morning Apr 25 some of their artworks to express support for Mary Jane Veloso, a Pinay OFW sentenced to die by...

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Revolutionary teachers call for Aquino’s ouster

MANILA – Some 50 members of the Katipunan ng Gurong Makabayan (Kaguma), an underground group of revolutionary teachers, called for the ouster of President Benigno Aquino III, April 15. Kaguma, an allied organization of the National Democratic...

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

Aquino is PNoychio?

MANILA — Netizens and activists meet up at Ayala’s Trinoma mall in Quezon City this Sunday (March 22), for a different kind of group selfie. Wearing identical black T-shirts with #Sinungaling (Liar) written in white, and an...

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