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Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Flor@20| DFA logo defaced

Relatives of overseas Filipino workers and members of the progressive group Migrante International defaced the logo of the Department of Foreign Affairs in a protest action on Mar. 16 as they commemorate the 20th year since the execution of Flor Contemplacion. Contemplacion was a domestic worker in who was falsely accused, detained and sentenced to

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

PUP students barricade campus to protest proposed tuition hike

PUP students protest proposed P16,000 tuition hike.

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

OFWs in HK commemorate Edsa 1

MANILA – Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan)Hong Kong and Macau chapters led overseas Filipino workers in a protest action on Feb. 25, the 29th anniversary of People Power I. The group trooped to the Philippine Consulate General in...

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

OFWs in Riyadh give free vaccinations vs spread of MERs-Corona Virus

OFWs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia join the fight -- against MERs-Cov.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Mamasapano residents forced to evacuate due to bloody encounter

TRIBAL WEAVER. 64 year-old Mambay Nakan makes mats from pandan leaves. He earns P60 pesos for a mat fitting a double sized bed. He is among the residents of Tukanalipao, Mamasapano, Maguindanao who evacuated due to the...

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

‘Step up climate crusade, urge Vatican to divest from fossil fuel’ — disaster survivors ask pope

MANILA — Pope Francis had prepared but failed to deliver a speech during his Tacloban visit to storm survivors on Jan 17. Part of his speech goes like this: “Today, from this place which has known such...

Friday, January 16th, 2015

‘200 women in black’ ask Pope Francis to speak on human rights violations

MANILA — It has been two years since Willem Geertman, a Dutch missionary, was killed. Yet, his fiancee Maria Aurora Santiago said it remains unclear who were behind the brutal killing. If she will have the chance...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

#DearPope | Indigenous peoples bring gifts, ‘feast’ to Pope Francis

MANILA – Two days before Pope Francis’ arrival, indigenous peoples were the first to give a symbolic welcome to Pope Francis at 10 am today, January 13 at the Apostolic Nunciature on Taft avenue. “We wholeheartedly welcome...

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Commuters urged: Shoot & post your selfie vs MRT, LRT fare hike

MANILA — As MRT and LRT fare hikes began Jan 4, a consumers group called #StrikeTheHike urged train consumers to air their protest by taking their selfies on trains and train stations and posting it on various...

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Revolutionary groups hail CPP’s 46th anniversary

Hundreds of members of revolutionary organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) staged a lighting rally Dec. 19 to mark the 46th anniversary of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP). With their faces...

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Revolutionary health group calls for advancement of people’s war

MANILA – Members of the revolutionary health group Makabayang Samahang Pangkalusugan (MSP) held a lightning rally in Manila on Tuesday, Dec. 16 on its 36th anniversary. It was also an early commemoration of the Communist Party of...

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