November 24, 2014     Philippines
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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 body for not carefully looking through the national budget that is “full of pork” that has been declared

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

10th year of Luisita massacre | Bloodstained yellow ribbons tied near Aquino’s home

MANILA — Ten years. No justice. To symbolize the outrage over the absence of justice for the victims of Hacienda Luisita massacre, farmworkers and human rights advocates tied bloodied yellow ribbons near the President’s ancestral home in...

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Manila residents express solidarity with Yolanda survivors

MANILA — Environmental advocates, climate activists, breastfeeding mothers and artists joined together in marking the first anniversary of typhoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan). Organized by environmental group Kalikasan PNE, the activities at the Quezon City Memorial Circle,...

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Youth groups hold mud-protest seeking justice for Yolanda victims

MANILA – Different youth groups held a mud-protest in solidarity wit the survivors of typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on Nov. 7, Friday, on the eve of its first anniversary. Youth and students from the College Editors...

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Survivors march across San Juanico Bridge to join Daluyong protests in Tacloban

Hundreds of contingents of People Surge, farmers from Western Samar such as Motyong, Hinabangan, Calbiga, and Pinabacdao, crossed San Juanico Bridge by marching late afternoon to early evening today, November 7. They are headed to Tacloban City...

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

In The Hague, thousands join global action against ISIS

The HAGUE, the Netherlands– Thousands of supporters marched through the streets of The Hague, Nov. 1, to show their solidarity with the people of Kobanê, a Kurdish city in Syria which is under attack by the ISIS...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Teachers slam 2015 gov’t budget: ‘Not a centavo for salary hike’

MANILA – Public school teachers from the Manila Public School Teachers Association and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers held a protest action with a Halloween theme on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola...

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Health workers storm DOH

MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system....

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

US Navy prevents victim’s family from serving subpoena

The family of Jennifer Laude, accompanied by their lawyer and supporters, tried to serve a subpoena to the primary suspect for her murder last Saturday, October 18. Their group was blocked from going closer to the amphibious...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Scrap VFA, EDCA’

MANILA — Members of progressive groups held a protest action on Oct. 16 in front of the US embassy in Manila to demand anew the scrapping of military agreements with the US, in light of the killing...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Teachers rage against low wage

MANILA – Teachers once again stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Oct. 6 to show their rage over President Benigno S. Aquino III’s callousness on their demand for a salary increase. Despite repeated calls by...

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