March 05, 2015     Philippines
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Politics & Governance


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...

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

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

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