“Justice is so elusive in the Philippines.”
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“What greater injustice could there be than to be robbed of one’s youth? To be jailed for one’s beliefs?”
Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan failed to get the court to grant him temporary release.
“Ordinary employees and workers like us who are now pensioners contribute greatly to the SSS funds yet in our twilight years, we, pensioners, are in dire need of means to purchase our own food, medicines, and other household needs. We deserve better treatment from the SSS.”
A leader of small-scale miners opposed to open-pit mine in Pantukan survives a gun assault.
“Emperor Akihito’s state visit, prompting the Visiting Forces Agreement between Japan and the Philippines, betrays Japan’s real intentions to bully Asia militarily.”
“There is enough basis to question how Acef was used but Congress is turning a blind eye…”
“The proposed reform will not raise the quality of UP education contrary to what the proponents say. UP has long suffered from dilapidated facilities, high tuition, and exorbitant fees due to lack of state support. What we need is a truly progressive, patriotic and mass-oriented UP education, not more colonial education.”
“Twenty nine years ago, genuine land reform was the demand of Filipino farmers. Today, nine out of ten farmers do not own the land they till.” – KMP chairperson Rafael Mariano
Before the incident, the Sustento family and other tillers experienced harassment while defending their collective land cultivation area.
The decision to participate in the party-list elections is a desperate attempt to bring their issues to the electorate: the rape of forests, the plunder of resources, the torching of schools and the killing of elders.