October 21, 2014     Philippines
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Politics & Governance


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...

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


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

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