January 30, 2015     Philippines
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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...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Peace advocates call on Pope Francis to broker GPH-NDFP talks

“We join you in spreading and living the message of St. Francis that there can only be lasting peace here on earth if there is social justice, equity and freedom.” – Kapayapaan By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com...

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

The fight for state workers wage hike

"The fact remains that workers in the government need salary increases because of the high costs of living, not because the DBM or Aquino says so. They need to pay hikes now, not in 2016." –...

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Despite rains and harassments|CPP in Mindanao celebrates 46th anniversary with impressive attendance

The CPP said its membership in Mindanao has increased to “tens of thousands, majority of whom are in barrios, factories, schools and communities,” without revealing exact numbers.

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...

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.

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