July 29, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONAng Bayan: coloful and festive, critical and fiery

Sonang 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 materials, and partial and full effigies mostly of President Benigno Aquino III.

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

SONA | Thousands march to call for Aquino ouster

President Aquino’ seven deadly sins, according to the Promotion of Church People’s Response, are widespread poverty, rising unemployment, sham land reform, increase in prices of staple goods and services, unabated killings and human rights violations, corruption and...

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Huge chunk of DAP did not benefit the poor – think-tank

“In qualitative terms, the DAP as a whole did not meet stimulus standards of immediately and significantly creating jobs, raising incomes, and stimulating local economic activity.”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Betrayed, frustrated & disenchanted | Youth groups file impeachment rap vs Aquino

“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Immediate probe on DAP-like P20 billion fund mechanism sought

“This is highly vulnerable to corruption and it also contains a mechanism similar to a provision of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Teachers wear black ribbon

MANILA – “Yellow ribbon has become a symbol for lies.” Public school teachers under the banner of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) and its affiliate organization Manila Public School Teachers Association (MPSTA) slammed the call by...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Groups cite four fallacies in Aquino’s defense of DAP

“The Supreme Court said that the DAP was not savings therefore Section 39 does not apply. Also a mere administration code cannot trump the Constitution.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares RELATED STORY | Aquino wasted opportunity...

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

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...

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Progressives call Aquino a liar, a wannabe dictator

“Four years under the Aquino administration saw skyrocketing prices of basic goods, utilities and services. We remain homeless, jobless or low-wage contractual workers. Our fellow country men and women victimized by supertyphoon Yolanda (international name Haiyan) are...

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

Groups vow more protests vs Aquino’s defiance of Supreme Court decision on DAP

“Not only did President Aquino violate the constitution in having implemented DAP, he is now betraying public trust in loudly and publicly rejecting the ruling on DAP.” – ACT Teachers’ Party Rep. Antonio Tinio

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