July 31, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

In defending DAP, Aquino doing a Marcos

'Aquino wants to be the judiciary, the legislative and the executive. He wants that he decides the budget, and implement the budget. He wants to castrate the (Congress’) power of the purse.' - Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Open-pit mining consultation marred with reported harassment

A leader of a small-scale miners group complained that Army troops have harassed him to keep him out of a public consultation on open-pit mining operations.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Activist gunned down in Bicol | ‘An Army soldier shot me’

Peasant leader Edgardo Lopez of the Bicol Coconut Planters Association is the 50th victim of extrajudicial killing in the region alone under President Aquino.

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Detained scientist laments double standard in treatment of prisoners

“As one of the around 500 political prisoners under the Aquino government, I couldn’t help but sympathise with my fellow political prisoners who have to deal with poor prison conditions, some considered inhuman. In comparison, those...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Court orders hospital detention for arrested pregnant activist

“The BS Aquino government has shown its fangs once again with the arrest of another pregnant woman. Evil is an understatement to describe the treatment of the government to pregnant women like Maria Miradel Torres and Andrea...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

PUP students score one against tuition hike

“We gained initial victory in our struggle against the impending tuition hike because of our collective action. But let us also bear in mind, that the struggle is not yet over as the proposal has not yet...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

‘Jail Kapunan, Enrile’ – workers’ group

“The special treatment being given to Kapunan and being denied to his co-accused further exposes the rotten judicial system in the country. It definitely bodes ill for the quest for justice in the...

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...

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.

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