October 25, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

‘Military, police arrested Lumad church worker for P 4.8 M bounty’

After the military arrested agriculturist Dominiciano Muya of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines in Tagum City, Davao del Norte, they presented him as a top-rank communist rebel with a P4.8 million reward for his head.

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

16-hour forced labor in Cebu chemical firm compels workers to strike

“After imposing slave-like conditions on workers, the Cenapro management is acting like a dictator in punishing workers for holding legitimate protests against such conditions. It not only wants workers to suffer, it wants workers to suffer in...

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Continuing Bishop Alberto Ramento’s advocacy

“Justice remains elusive but his death would not be for naught if we continue what my father fought for.”

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

3 years after Fr. Pops’ murder, justice remains elusive

"Three years is too long for justice to be delayed. We will not accept this complacently; we fear that without public pressure, the case will remain unresolved, similar to the thousands of extra-judicial killings." – Marie Sol...

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Nurses to march to Mendiola on Oct 17 to demand salary hike

“Our call for salary increase for public and private nurses is not a selfish act. To have quality health care, health workers must also have quality and dignified working conditions. This is also for the welfare...

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

UCCP Bishop condemns attack on church, calls for prayer

“No circumstance or reason can justify such deplorable act on a house of worship leading to the death and injury of worshipers.”

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Then and now | Marcos-era mosquito press shares lessons with new breed of alternative media

Whenever allowances were delayed or the reality of scarce resources hit them, Edita Burgos said one of the staff would shout, “Para sa Bayan!” (For the Motherland!) and all of them would continue working.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

As attacks against them continue, Luisita peasants file criminal raps vs Cojuangcos anew

“The public must be made aware that the worst atrocities are being committed by no less than the Presidential family against hapless farmers despite – or as cruel retribution for – the Supreme Court ruling for total...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Commentary| Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, job orders!

Happy Teachers’ Month and Happy World Teachers’ Day, Job Orders! Our government has all the banners of acknowledgement for our teachers. But on important matters such as of rights, dignity, and improving quality of teachers’ lives, the government...

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

They simply could not let their students drop out due to poverty

“Most of our students are children of garbage collectors, pedicab drivers, magbobote or mangangalakal. Many of them go to school without eating.” -- Anne Besin, public school teacher

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Investigating mining pollution and plunder in Nueva Vizcaya

By Karl Begnotea Bulatlat.com The abundant natural resources and biologically diverse ecosystems of the province of Nueva Vizcaya, known as the Watershed Haven of Cagayan Valley, are greatly imperiled by foreign large-scale mining and militarization. I witnessed...

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