September 17, 2014     Philippines
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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 Hospital Workers Union-AHW (NOHWU-AHW)

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

‘A mockery of the constitution’ | Groups mourn ‘death’ of impeachment raps

“From his perpetuation of domestic pork barrel corruption to his subservience to foreign military and economic interests and wanton disregard of the environment, Aquino must be held to account beyond the halls of the House of Representatives.”...

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Netizens dismayed over ‘massacre’ of impeach raps

Following the junking of the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino III, netizens expressed their outrage through the social media.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

3 impeachment raps junked | ‘It’s a sad day for Filipinos’

"It is sad and at the same time a cause for outrage that a venue for accountability such as the impeachment process is being shut close by Aquino's allies. The people must continue to seek accountability elsewhere."...

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Peace advocates urge GPH, NDFP to uphold framework deal

It has been 22 years since the signing of the landmark agreement The Hague Joint Declaration of 1992, which provided the framework for the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front...

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Consulting the bosses

By DEE AYROSO

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Signing up vs pork | People hope a small step leads to big changes

“Any big effort would not succeed if we would not do things as small as affixing our signatures. All big things have small beginnings.”- Bong Almonte, signatory to the People’s Initiative Against Pork

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Impeachment raps declared sufficient in form after tense deliberations

Majority of the 60 members of the committee are members of the ruling Liberal Party of President Aquino, contributing to the tense atmosphere during the hearing especially at the voting on the first two impeachment complaints.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

People’s Initiative opens new road to abolishing pork

“At the end of the day, the success of the battle against pork relies on the strong resolve of the people.” – Sarah Elago, Youth Act Now

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Tiamzon couple: ‘Aquino’s Charter Change a poison to the nation’

“Cha-Cha aiming to extend the term of Aquino and to disempower the Supreme Court poses an immediate threat while economic Cha-Cha poses long-term threats to the welfare of the nation.”

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