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Friday, September 26th, 2014

Women students troop to SM North Edsa, protest vs rape shirt, anti-women fashion show

QUEZON CITY — On September 25, members of Gabriela-Youth held a protest action in front of SM North Edsa Gate 3 to condemn SM Mall and Bench’s recent involvement in discriminatory and derogatory portrayal of women on their respective products and event. The group denounced the controversial ‘rape statement shirt’ sold at SM department stores,

Friday, September 19th, 2014

On the 23rd year of the US bases rejection | Activists protest Edca

In 1991, September 16 became a shining moment of nationalism in Philippine history when the Senate stood up against the US by junking the proposed treaty that allows an extended stay of its military bases. In its...

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Filipinos in Brussels meet Aquino with protest

BRUSSELS, Belgium — Members of Migrante Europe held a protest rally outside castle Val Duchesse in Brussels where President Aquino met with business leaders, Sept. 16. The protesters, led by Pastor Cesar Taguba, chairman of Migrante Europe...

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Sun, coal and Quinocol river

DAVAO City — For decades, the Tausug fisherfolk here in Barangay Inawayan, Toril spread their nets on the Quinocol river, always expecting the river to yield food for their families. But things are not quite settling now,...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Photojournalists hold protest vs. ‘anti-intrusion’ bill

MANILA — Photojournalists held a rare protest action in front of the House of Representatives today against House Bill 4807 or the “Protection against Personal Intrusion Act.” Once signed into law, it will be “unlawful to capture,...

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Dismissed workers of a Samsung supplier picket employers confab

MAKATI City — Filipino workers of one of the biggest electronics firms in the world picketed a government-employers’ forum on Corporate Social Responsibility in Makati City Sept. 3. They lodged an appeal for their reinstatement to one...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

LBC’s unfair labor practice prompts workers to run

DAVAO CITY — In preparation for their collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations to be held September, rank and file workers of LBC Davao held a “protest run” and urged their management to discontinue its unfair labor practices....

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Teachers’ group confers ‘Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan’ to Nora Aunor

MANILA — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers honored accomplished actress and superstar Miss Nora Aunor as “Pambansang Artista ng Mamamayan” on Friday, August 29 at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP). Aunor is being recognized by...

Monday, August 25th, 2014

6-Million signature drive vs pork barrel kicks off in Cebu

Church and civil society leaders from different regions gathered in Cebu City yesterday to pilot the 6-million signature campaign to abolish the pork barrel system. According to the organizers, more than 1,000 individuals were monitored to have...

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

57th month of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice persist

MANILA – Journalists, Church people and members of civil society groups came together, August 23 to mark the 57th month of the Ampatuan massacre at the National Council of Churches in the Philippines (NCCP) grounds, Quezon City....

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Beauty queens vs pork

MANILA — Beauty queens including the outspoken former Bb. Pilipinas-Universe Maria Isabel Lopez are set to Sign Up Vs Pork! on Monday, Aug 25. From 6am to 1pm on that date, in Luneta or Rizal Park, various...

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