March 07, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

OFWs and kin call for Aquino resignation

Migrante said that since Pres. Aquino took office, OFWs and their families have borne witness to his government’s criminal neglect and incompetence.

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Court issues new warrant vs 4 police in Panesa torture case

Only four police men were charged in the torture and illegal detention of Rolly Panesa, while their high-ranking officers are scot-free.

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

ICRC: Thousands flee fighting in central Mindanao

“Civilians are forced to flee out of fear. Displacement, especially when it’s prolonged and repeated, uproots people from their normal lives and causes untold suffering,”

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Police harass progressive filmmakers

"Such harassment betrays how poorly state authorities treat independent media and artists, and how easily they think they can violate our right to communicate freely.”

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Peasant groups urge Catholic bishops: ‘Support GARB, not CARP’

“It is helpful that the bishops are voicing out their support for farmers. We appeal that they support GARB that proposes free land distribution and the nationalization of agricultural lands.”

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Green groups picket OceanaGold mining company

Environmental groups picketed the office of the Australian large-scale mining corporation as it begins its underground mining in Nueva Vizcaya.

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

‘Probe deaths of 17 US Special forces’ – youth solon

“This casts a shadow of doubt on the real circumstances of their death and also fuel allegations that they might have indeed participated in actual combat operations.”

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Philippine Heart Center employees demand release of benefits

“As a GOCC hospital, it shows that while our hospital is earning, it does not follow that we employees are assured of our benefits, higher salaries and security of tenure.”

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

Political prisoners decry continuing repression at Camp Bagong Diwa

“It is quite ironic that intensification of fascist reprisals and restrictions have taken place on the 29th anniversary of People Power that overthrew the Marcos Fascist Dictatorship.”

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

‘All-out war’ in Maguindanao causes evacuation in 12 villages

The Suara Bangsamoro is calling for a stop to the government’s all-out offensive against Moro rebels as thousands of civilians are the ones who bear the brunt of the military aggression.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Manila public school teachers protest controversial division superintendent

From Muntinlupa to Manila, a controversial school superintendent has been met by teachers’ protests.

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