Category: News in Pictures

‘Neoliberal policies make people crazy’ – health groups

MANILA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) marks World Health Day on April 7, progressive health workers and professionals link worsening poverty and lack of social services to the growing number of people with depression. The theme for World Health Day 2017 is “Depression: Let’s talk.” Health Alliance for Democracy (Head) secretary general Dr.…

36 Lumad families evacuate due to military ops in their community

MANILA — Thirty-six Lumad families (100-plus individuals) from a Higaonon community in Sitio Camansi, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental fled their homes again as they complained of heavy militarization in their communities. The Lumad evacuees put up temporary camps at the Provincial Capitol Grounds of Cagayan de Oro. They are demanding the pullout of the military from…

Women workers demand justice for HTI workers

MANILA — Women workers from the Kilusan ng Manggagawang Kababaihan (KMK) demand justice for the victims of fire that razed a warehouse of the Housing Technology Industries (HTI) located inside the Cavite Export Processing Zone Authority (CEPZA) in General Trias, Cavite province. Fire broke out late afternoon of Feb. 1, Wednesday, injuring at least 100…

Reds support peace talks

MANILA — Members of underground organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines held a lightning rally this morning in Cubao, Quezon City in support of the ongoing peace talks between the government and the NDFP. In a statement, the NDFP-Metro Manila welcomed the third round of talks between the two parties as socioeconomic…