March 29, 2015     Philippines
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Politics & Governance


Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Progressives to Aquino: ‘We understand …it’s your fault’

President Aquino’s appeal for “understanding” could only anger the people more, progressives say.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Bayan Muna hits SC rule on partylist system

“The powerful parties would also use this anti-people ruling to get more of the majority seats in Congress and make their railroading even faster.”

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The progressives: A continuing tale

Progressive groups pressed for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation at a rally in Manila last Friday. Marching from various points in Metro Manila, they converged at the historic Mendiola bridge where they sounded like they were, for the...

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

After BOI report | ‘Congress should reopen probe’

“The search for truth and accountability for the victims of the Mamasapano clash is far from over. The BOI report is but a starting point for more in-depth investigations.”

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Int’l tribunal to try Aquino and Obama for rights violations

"People’s tribunals have had success in directing international attention to grave abuses of human rights in various countries including the Philippines during Marcos and Arroyo regimes."

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Where were you during the Edsa People Power in 1986?

A quick survey of 29 protesters at the 29th year commemoration of Edsa 1 shows how people have changed, but the government and the socio-political system still needs a-changing.

Sunday, February 8th, 2015

Pols, polls & the ties that bind: ‘Candidates’ to Comelec chairs

Filipinos choose the people who will run their government through elections. Yet they do not hold the power to choose who will run the elections. That authority rests on the President, who appoints the chairperson and six...

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Comelec’s P1.2B ‘midnight deal’ with Smartmatic questioned at SC

One of the petitioners, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, says voiding the Comelec resolution could help in the country’s efforts to hold clean elections.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Groups slam Aquino‘s buck-passing on Mamasapano clash

Progressive groups lambasted President Aquino, who, in a nationally-televised message, passed the blame to the head of the elite police commando unit for the deadly Mamasapano clash.

Sunday, January 18th, 2015

‘Illegally arrested’ NDFP peace consultant in jail at Cadiz City

Luis Jalandoni asks the Aquino government to respect and comply with its obligations arising from the JASIG, the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL), and other binding bilateral peace agreements.

Friday, January 16th, 2015

Pope dares Filipino leaders to end corruption, hear the poor

“The Pope’s valiant move to speak to the almost-inexistent conscience of the top officials of our nation endears us even more to him. President Aquino and his Cabinet should listen and be humbled." - Student Christian Movement...

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