December 20, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, December 5th, 2014

Eastern Visayas folk appeal for support as they battle storms, poverty, militarization

“Not only have we been left for dead by the government’s criminal neglect after supertyphoons, we also suffer from the violence of the military – and for what? For practicing bayanihan (mutual aid) and demanding social justice for disaster survivors?” – People Surge See also: A victim of rights violation, then of typhoon and gov’t neglect

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Bayan urges high court to junk DAP with finality

"Let's hope that there would at least be one good news this Christmas - that the SC decision (against DAP) will remain, that DAP would be junked once and for all." – Renato Reyes, Bayan

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

‘It is a military basing agreement’

The proponents of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) were hard put in defending that it is not a basing agreement, as some senators and opponents say that it is.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Anti-pork groups ask Senate to rid 2015 budget of pork

“Since last year when the Napoles pork barrel scam was exposed, our people have consistently and repeatedly shown, through protest actions, opinion surveys, social media and the ongoing people's initiative process, their vehement opposition to any and...

Friday, November 7th, 2014

IBON Survey | Yolanda-affected residents in Eastern Visayas — LGU, relatives first came to our aid after typhoon Yolanda

The survey, conducted by IBON in six provinces of hardest-hit Eastern Visayas, shows that immediate relief and rescue by the local government units (LGUs) was felt most by 59% of the 1,094 respondents.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

House OKs P2.6-T budget despite opposition

“Tonight, Congress just wrote the president a blank check that will be financed by the Filipino people.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

A different Octoberfest | Protest series set to mark 1st year of DAP

'Nearly a year after the furor over DAP, no one has been made to account for it, no case has been filed against those involved and against its architect.' - Bayan Metro Manila

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Progressive lawmakers decry railroading of ‘pork-full’ 2015 budget

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares summarizes what is wrong with the approved 2015 budget with the acronym PPP: wrong Policies, wrong Priorities, and huge Pork barrel.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Alcala faces grilling for withholding emergency aid to storm-ravaged farmers

A whopping 68 percent of the Agriculture department's budget for Yolanda victims were still unreleased, even as the Yolanda-affected areas remain largely unassisted.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Makabayan bloc slams ‘budget blackmail’ by ruling party

“We should have an honest to goodness analysis of the national budget because we owe it to the Filipino people, who want the pork barrel system and lump sums abolished.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Health groups vow to make Aquino accountable, push People’s Initiative vs Pork

“We, the health workers from different hospitals are one with the call of the Rx Abolish Pork Barrel System Movement to take the fight to the streets, schools, churches.” – Sean Velchez, president of the National Orthopedic...

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