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Friday, February 28th, 2014

Women’s group says no to privatization of gov’t hospitals

MANILA – Members of the Gabriela Women’s Party together with concerned mothers stormed the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, Feb. 27 to protest and expose the “deceitful moves” to privatize public hospitals beginning with the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital through a joint circular issued by the Department of Finance, the National Economic and

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

FEU students protest against tuition increase, school repression

MANILA – Students of Far Eastern University (FEU) staged a five–minute freeze mob in front of Gate 4 of the university’s Morayta campus in Manila to call on President Benigno S. Aquino III and the Commission on...

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

#StrikeTheHike, youth groups slam power rate hike

MANILA – Members of progressive youth group Anakbayan-National Capital Region and consumers’ group #StrikeTheHike Network stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Feb. 10 on the eve of the scheduled oral argument on Meralco’s power rate...

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

They dance vs. privatization of Fabella

'The government may continue to claim partial ownership of Fabella, but the profit motive in the hospital’s operations is already being introduced and patients’ fees are sure to increase.'

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Artists install ‘wheatpaste’ art vs tuition hikes

MANILA – Youth artists from Kabataang Artista para sa Tunay na Kalayaan (Karatula) made artworks on the gate of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), Jan. 29, Thursday to protest against tuition increases as schools prepare for...

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Yolanda survivors protest lack of govt assistance

Thousands of Yolanda (international name Haiyan) survivors marched along the streets of Tacloban on Jan. 25 to protest the lack of government assistance they are receiving, three months after the supertyphoon hit the province. “This is a...

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

Luisita farmers storm Cojuangco-Aquino offices

MANILA – For frustrating land distribution in Hacienda Luisita, farmworker-beneficiaries trooped to the office of Jose Cojuangco & Sons in Makati City, January 20. Travelling all the way from Tarlac, more than a hundred members of Alyansa...

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Against power rate hike, workers, youth call for Jan. 21 Blackout Protest

"We find it revolting that Meralco is the No. 1 corporation in the country in terms of profits while the Philippines is No. 1 in Asia in terms of costly electricity rates.”

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

Labor group seeks TRO on SSS premium hike

"Aquino is lying when he said the hike will result in greater benefits for members.”

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

PH workers tell SoKor govt: Stop trade-union repression

The violent repression of Korean railway workers’ strike shows that neoliberal policies like privatization go hand-in-hand with fascist repression. -- KMU

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Aquino’s ‘criminal negligence’ over Yolanda denounced

MANILA — With relatives of victims and survivors of Yolanda, workers led by national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno marched from Avenida Avenue cor. Recto Avenue in Manila to Mendiola this morning to protest what they call...

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