September 03, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, September 1st, 2014

Envi advocates say ice-bucket challenge wastes water

Environment advocates here pointed out that while the ice bucket challenge in support of the amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research has raised awareness on the disease, it has wasted lots of water.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Signing up vs pork | People hope a small step leads to big changes

“Any big effort would not succeed if we would not do things as small as affixing our signatures. All big things have small beginnings.”- Bong Almonte, signatory to the People’s Initiative Against Pork

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

On National Heroes’ Day| Students make a stand against pork barrel

“It is important that we make a stand on issues in our society because in the future, we too, will be confronted with the same problems plaguing our society. If we take a stand now, we not...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Luneta rallyists dance, laugh, ‘stand up and sign’ against pork barrel

A year after the Million People March rally against pork barrel, a smaller, but still upbeat crowd showed up, and with sharper calls, now pointed against President Aquino.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Images of #SignUpvsPork from netizens

Netizens participated and chronicled through the social media the #SignUpvsPork events in Rizal (formerly Luneta) Park today.

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the...

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Arrested IP leader says he is ‘not in hiding, not guilty’

“I even attended this press conference and I am active most recently in relief missions for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan),” said Genasque Enriquez.

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Groups score secrecy, watered down autonomy in delayed Moro peace agreement

'The GPH-MILF peace talks seem to only further the political agenda of Aquino and Liberal Party in Mindanao.' -- Amira Lidasan, Suara president

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Makabayan solons deny involvement in feeding program irregularities

“We emphasize that not a single centavo of funding for the two projects passed through our hands. We had absolutely no role whatsoever in the procurement of supplies and disbursement of funds for the project, which were...

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

UN, intl rights group welcome Palparan’s arrest

“The arrest of Jovito Palparan, a retired army major general, marks a rare challenge to the country’s rampant impunity, which the government of President Benigno Aquino III has failed to adequately address,” Carlos Conde, Human Rights Watch

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