August 31, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

The political satire of Juana Change

“Artists are very effective in criticism because the attack is different, its penetration to the audience’s consciousness is different. Art goes straight to the heart, to the psyche.”

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Health groups give ‘kalabasa’ award to Aquino

“Its health agenda document, like that of past administrations...is all rhetorics of accessibility and quality health care for the poor, while in reality, the people are left miserable and dying with inadequate health care.”

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Dispatches: Whitewashing internal displacement in Ph

As of May, there were more than 260,000 IDPs in the Philippines, the result of conflict and natural disasters. Too often the government talks the talk while neglecting them – or worse.

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

German City awards Filipino nun for HR advocacy

The German City Council said Matutina “pits herself against serious human rights violations in her homeland that occur in connection with the gold extraction of international companies in the Philippine Island of Mindanao."

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Bulacan judge inhibits from Palparan case

“It is the accused who will benefit the most because they are shopping for a more favorable or sympathetic judge. The obvious game plan is to dribble and plod.”

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Japanese firm workers slam “illegal dismissal” of 100 colleagues

“Under DO 18-A, it has now become legal for companies to evade responsibility in giving workers their right to regular employment."

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Indigenous groups want solon out as House IP committee head

“Rep. Nancy Catamco will endanger not only the Manobo evacuees in Davao, but also all indigenous peoples groups in the Philippines.”

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Missing massacre survivor surfaces, recounts ordeal to Davao city councilors

"Do everything to get out, so that there will be someone who will tell what really happened here."

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

UN rapporteur hears update on IP evacuees in Davao church compound

“It is imperative for the government to first address the call of Lumad evacuees to demilitarize their communities so that they can return.”

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘Our art is our voice’

Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | MRT on barong, old gowns for ‘old lies’

"The MRT is the best illustration of the impropriety of the Aquino administration when it comes to providing services to their people.”

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