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Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Teachers slam 2015 gov’t budget: ‘Not a centavo for salary hike’

MANILA – Public school teachers from the Manila Public School Teachers Association and the Alliance of Concerned Teachers held a protest action with a Halloween theme on Thursday, Oct. 30 at the Chino Roces Bridge (former Mendiola Bridge). President Benigno S. Aquino III and Department of Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad were portrayed as

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Health workers storm DOH

MANILA – Health workers under the banner of the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW) stormed the main office of the Department of Health on Monday, Oct. 27, denouncing its continuing neglect of the public health service system....

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

US Navy prevents victim’s family from serving subpoena

The family of Jennifer Laude, accompanied by their lawyer and supporters, tried to serve a subpoena to the primary suspect for her murder last Saturday, October 18. Their group was blocked from going closer to the amphibious...

Friday, October 17th, 2014

‘Scrap VFA, EDCA’

MANILA — Members of progressive groups held a protest action on Oct. 16 in front of the US embassy in Manila to demand anew the scrapping of military agreements with the US, in light of the killing...

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

Teachers rage against low wage

MANILA – Teachers once again stormed Gate 7 of Malacañang Palace on Monday, Oct. 6 to show their rage over President Benigno S. Aquino III’s callousness on their demand for a salary increase. Despite repeated calls by...

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...

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...

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