July 30, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Lobo town council revokes support for mining company

“We will continue to struggle to stop mining in Lobo, and to have it declared as part of the protected area.”

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Divorce in PH: a long way to go

“Couples must have the option to avail of remedies that will pave the way for the attainment of their full human development and self-fulfilment and the protection of their human rights.”

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Sugar worker hurt in ambush in Negros

Tension rises as farmers assert their right to till in Salvador Benedicto town, Negros Occidental.

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Semirara mineworkers’ death another proof of occupational safety violations

“We express our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the five miners who were found dead in the open-pit coal mine in Semirara Island. We also express our solidarity with the families and friends of...

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

IPT 2015 | ‘US gov’t violates Filipino people’s right to self-determination’

“When the US says jump, the Philippines would ask, to which floor, Your Honor?”

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Solon slammed for ‘arrogance’ in talks with Lumad ‘bakwets’

“If she wants to help, she should listen to us, because we experienced these abuses.”

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Teachers ask SC for TRO on Ph-Japan pacts

“This unconstitutional act embodies President Aquino’s endorsement of the militaristic path of the Abe administration, proof that he is all too willing to act as an enabler of a resurgent Japanese militarism.”

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

US gov’t bars woman leader

“The curtailment of the right to travel and liberty of movement of former House representative Liza Maza shows how the US government transgresses on the basic rights and freedoms of individuals and groups, even those outside its...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

5 out of 10 people think govt aid to Mary Jane insufficient – survey

An independent survey revealed that five out of 10 people thought the government did not give enough aid to Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipina in death row in Indonesia.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Progressive doc receives death threats

“The Filipino people have long been suffering from deprivation of basic social services like health services. I know that there is nothing wrong in what I am doing.”

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

NPA honors Parago with 21-gun salute

“He did not convince us in so many words. His examples were enough for us to commit our lives to the revolution.” -- veteran NPA fighter

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