October 23, 2014     Philippines
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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 attended the people’s congress. The signature drive will continue at the anti-pork barrel system protest at the Luneta

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...

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Groups demand: Free Gerard and Guiller

Students and members of progressive groups held a protest action in Angeles City, Pampanga calling for the release of two students of the University of the Philippines – Pampanga recently abducted and later surfaced under police custody....

Friday, August 15th, 2014

No more foreign troops | WW II comfort women mark International Memorial Day

MANILA — Lila Pilipina, an organization of Filipina comfort women, trooped to the Japan and US embassies yesterday to commemorate the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women –which was declared in a resolution passed during the 11th...

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

UP community burns Palparan effigy

Faculty and students of the University of the Philippines burned an effigy of retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, popularly known as ‘The Butcher’ and accused in the disappearance of UP students Karen Empeño and Sherlyn Cadapan....

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Palestinian supporters march in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM — More than 5,000 pro-Palestinian supporters marched through the streets of Amsterdam to protest the continuing genocide of Palestinians by the Israeli occupation forces in Gaza. Thousands more protesters marched in other cities such as Rotterdam,The...

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Supermoon over Sarangani

The supermoon or perigee moon phenomenon occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Filipinos join call to stop US-backed Israeli attacks on Gaza

MANILA – Artists, yoga practitioners and activists staged a solidarity action for the people of Palestine at the Boy Scout Circle, Timog ave., Quezon City, Aug. 7. Led by the Concerned Artists of the Philippines (CAP), the...

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

As they assert rights to a union, port workers battle illegal dismissal

MPSI and Sasin, the employers, did not respect union rights and instead forced workers out of the company to prevent them from organizing more workers. -- Carl Anthony Olalo, president, Nagkahiusang Mamumuo sa Masters Port Services, Inc....

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Scientist Kim Gargar out on bail

DAVAO — Former UP Professor Kim Gargar was released from Baganga Town Jail, Davao Oriental after his family and friends posted bail last Friday (August 1). Gargar was detained for almost a year. He was arrested by...

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