September 02, 2014     Philippines
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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." – Renato Reyes, Bagong Alyansang Makabayan secretary general

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.”

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Makabayan solons deny involvement in feeding program irregularities

“We emphasize that not a single centavo of funding for the two projects passed through our hands. We had absolutely no role whatsoever in the procurement of supplies and disbursement of funds for the project, which were...

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Congress has only ‘power of the coin purse’ due to pork in 2015 budget – former national treasurer

“We will have an election budget filled with lump sums and one that does not adequately address social development.” – Leonor Briones, former national treasurer

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Bayan Muna dismisses threat of ethics case against ACT Rep. Tinio

“They could only claim that it is an ‘executive’ session if they admit to an illegal act. But even then, the said session would not be considered by the court as an executive session because the privilege...

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