September 23, 2014     Philippines
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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 Asian Solidarity Conference in Taiwan but has yet to be recognized by the United Nations. The group, together

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...

Monday, July 28th, 2014

All set for Sona ng Bayan

While the president and his people in Malacañang are harried with making reports, claims and new promises to present on President Noynoy Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA) tomorrow, various groups are just as frenzied...

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Teachers wear black ribbon

MANILA – “Yellow ribbon has become a symbol for lies.” Public school teachers under the banner of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and its affiliate organization Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) slammed the call by...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Bayan condemns continuing air-strike of Israeli government in Gaza

Protests against the airstrike and against the US-backed Israeli forces continue to be held in various states of the USA, and in about 40 other countries.

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Ched has yet to decide on calls to retain Filipino as college subject

MANILA – “The fight continues!” Dr. David Michael San Juan, Filipino professor of De La Salle University made the call in Filipino as he came out of the dialogue between the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) Technical...

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