July 29, 2014     Philippines
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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 preparing for the big protest “SONA ng Bayan”.

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

US basing agreement ground for 3rd impeach case vs Aquino

“The EDCA is essentially a basing agreement. No amount of euphemism by President Aquino, his representatives and other officials will cure the constitutional violation caused by this agreement.”

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Gov’t solution to cocolisap could be deadly to coconut industry, environment

Instead of using sustainable solutions, government is taking the quick and toxic solution to the cocolisap infestation. Peasant groups smell corruption and agri-TNCs interests.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Muntinlupa teachers prevail in fight for rights to tenure

Locally-paid teachers of Muntinlupa were rehired three weeks after they were terminated. It was because they relentlessly asserted their rights, and proved that there is victory in collective struggle.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

NPA admits 14 fatalities in simultaneous anti-private army attacks

'Philippine government encourages the existence of private armies as these serve its interest for counterrevolutionary purposes.' - Maria Malaya, NDF Northern Mindanao

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Aquino wasted opportunity to come clean on DAP – progressive lawmakers

“Aquino is acting in the fashion of his kind: an arrogant, despotic, aristocratic landlord whose orders can never be deemed wrong or unfair.” Pia Malayao, Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

In defending DAP, Aquino doing a Marcos

'Aquino wants to be the judiciary, the legislative and the executive. He wants that he decides the budget, and implement the budget. He wants to castrate the (Congress’) power of the purse.' - Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Open-pit mining consultation marred with reported harassment

A leader of a small-scale miners group complained that Army troops have harassed him to keep him out of a public consultation on open-pit mining operations.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Activist gunned down in Bicol | ‘An Army soldier shot me’

Peasant leader Edgardo Lopez of the Bicol Coconut Planters Association is the 50th victim of extrajudicial killing in the region alone under President Aquino.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Detained scientist laments double standard in treatment of prisoners

“As one of the around 500 political prisoners under the Aquino government, I couldn’t help but sympathise with my fellow political prisoners who have to deal with poor prison conditions, some considered inhuman. In comparison, those...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Court orders hospital detention for arrested pregnant activist

“The BS Aquino government has shown its fangs once again with the arrest of another pregnant woman. Evil is an understatement to describe the treatment of the government to pregnant women like Maria Miradel Torres and Andrea...

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