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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Netizens react to Aquino’s 5th SONA

Netizens use the social media to share their quick reactions to President Benigno S. Aquino III's fifth State of the Nation Address, July 28.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Arrested SONA protesters are Cory land beneficiaries

Dr. Ma. Luisa Garcia, 46, and Rosita Labarez, 57, president and vice-president of the Controlled Economic Zone Federation, Inc. (Cezfed), were leading residents of Barangay Holy Spirit to protest the impending bidding of the 13-hectare residential area,...

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

‘Aquino poised to institutionalize DAP’ — groups

“The president is overtly asking Congress to legislate his version of the DAP story, in effect urging the Legislature to join forces with the Executive Branch in defying the third branch of government.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep....

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Indigenous peoples join call for Aquino ouster at the People’s SONA

“Why are they depriving people of their lands?” – Mayeth Corpuz, an Agta, secretary general of the Samahan ng mga Katutubo sa Sierra Madre (SKSM)

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA ng Bayan: colorful and festive, critical and fiery

Sona ng Bayan participants marched carrying colorful protest emblems: headgears with calls to jail corrupt politicians, including President Aquino, T-shirts with angry and witty messages against corruption, streamers and banners of various sizes and colors and...

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...

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

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