July 26, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Allies defend Aquino, progressive groups push for impeachment

“President Aquino knows that the DAP, which is basically an impoundment of budget funds and realigning these to nonexistent projects, is wrong. In fact, he filed a bill SB 3121 as senator illegalizing Pres. Gloria Arroyo’s impoundment of the budget without congressional approval. “ -- Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Gov’t team, police demolish homes in Cavite

Adelyn Valenzuela, 43, and her family said they have every right to stay in the 1.7-hectare disputed land. Their family, she added, has been living there for 17 years now. Others have been living in the area...

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Artists’ group rejects Aquino’s justification for Nora Aunor snub

'Aquino’s flimsy logic and arrogant moralism are not enough bases to withhold the award that Aunor deserves as an artist.'

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

BPO workers’ group bats for free shuttle service

BIEN Philippines, a duly certified BPO employees association, explained that such shuttle services could help ensure the safety of call center agents and BPO employees especially since they work in shifting schedules and many in graveyard shifts.

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

West Kamias residents worry over loss of homes, livelihood

“The government keeps on talking about development. We demand that we be part of that development and not send us off to far-flung relocation sites where there are no livelihoods for us.”

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Relatives commemorate Int’l Day Against Torture remembering the disappeared

“We cannot just sit back and allow such injustices to continue.”– Desaparecidos

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Andrea Rosal asks court to dismiss charges

Erwin Rosales, one of the witnesses against Rosal, was the same witness used by the military against security guard Rolly Panesa who was eventually ordered released by the Court of Appeals after finding inconsistencies in the statements...

Friday, June 20th, 2014

IBON Survey: Livelihood became worse, especially in Yolanda-hit region

The April 2014 nationwide survey shows that 84.2 percent of respondents perceived their livelihood as the same (53.1 percent) or worse (31.1 percent).

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Residents of K-9 to fight demolition of their community

“We have no problem with the road project as long as it is legal and no corruption is involved. We only ask the local government, as well as the national government, to let us stay here. We...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Naga youth protester released on bail

Mijares shouted, “Patalsikin ang Pork Barrel King! Walang pagbabago sa Pilipinas!” (Oust the Pork Barrel King! Nothing changed in the Philippines!) while holding a banner with the words “Oust PNoy,” “Scrap all forms of pork,” and “DAP...

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Group brings more cases of rights violations before United Nations

The Ecumenical Voice for Peace and Human Rights in the Philippines, a delegation of human rights and church groups, would deliver oral interventions before the UNHRC and meet with Geneva-based state missions and UN mandate holders and...

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