August 29, 2015     Philippines
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Thursday, August 6th, 2015

Why is the Comelec favoring Smartmatic? – election watchdog

The Comelec’s two options -- refurbishing PCOS and leasing or buying OMRs -- are both cornered by foreign vendor Smartmatic. But the Filipino IT sector have alternatives.

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

2016 Nat’l budget ‘designed for corruption,’ says youth solon

“There are numerous and sharp increases in the proposed budget for items which are clearly geared for electioneering and pork.”

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Sectors dissect Aquino’s final SONA

“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘Our art is our voice’

Artists bring their art, songs and dance to depict the people’s lives at the SONA protest.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘Tama na, tapusin na’ – protesters call

“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced -- useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Netizens score Aquino’s ‘lies’ in last SONA

As President Benigno Aquino III delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), netizens shared their insights and sentiments.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

UP professors, progressive groups give Aquino failing grade

“The Aquino administration has an incurable ineptitude."

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Progressives’ pre-SONA advice to Aquino: ‘Quit lying’

“If he will again sugarcoat and put rhetoric in his SONA, surely it will have no effect because the public is already enlightened how a ‘disaster president’ he was.”

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

NPA honors Parago with 21-gun salute

“He did not convince us in so many words. His examples were enough for us to commit our lives to the revolution.” -- veteran NPA fighter

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Celebrities, activists want Neri Colmenares in senate

“We want leaders who are incorruptible, who can competently represent us ordinary people, especially the poor. Leaders who are brave enough to defy the evil powers that have lorded it over our country's flawed system.”

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Independence Day | Protesters to US and China: ‘Hands off PH’

“We will not be caught in the claws of the Dragon, nor the Eagle.”

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