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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

CHED need not be a piper tiger; Youth groups assail bogus consultations on tuition hikes

Youth groups led by Kabataan Partylist and the National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) marched to the office of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Diliman at 11 a.m. February 21, 2013 to protest the proliferation of “bogus” tuition hike consultations in both public and private colleges and universities throughout the country.

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Youth advocates call for electoral platform against unjust tuition increases

PRESS RELEASE February 22, 2013 In the month of tuition hike consultations Youth advocates call for electoral platform against unjust tuition increases Youth advocates for clean elections urged the current administration and the electoral candidates to “address...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

KMU slams PMI Bohol Colleges for union-busting

PRESS RELEASE 22 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today the management of the Philippine Maritime Institute in Tagbilaran City, Bohol led by Ms. Rizabel Cloma-Santos for busting the workers’ union in...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Green and women’s groups on Tubbataha issue: ‘Justice beyond monetary compensation’ MANILA — Environmental and women’s groups are demanding ”justice beyond monetary compensation” for the USS Guardian’s grounding of the Tubbataha Reef National Park, saying the incident is a blatant example of US disrespect for Philippine patrimony...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Aquino’s ECC for Xstrata-SMI is catastrophic

PRESS RELASE Ka Efren, NDFP-FarSouth Mindanao Region 22 February 2013 Malacanang’s approval and issuance of the ECC for the Xstrata-SMI gold-copper project in Tampakan is a plot hatched in hell. Pnoy is inexcusably accountable for this barefaced...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

KMU slams robbery in federation’s office

Media Release 23 Feb. 2013 MANILA — National labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno condemned today a case of robbery in the office of one of its federations, saying the incident is part of the Aquino government’s surveillance...

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

200 terminated call center agents in Cebu

PRESS RELEASE 21 February 2013 CEBU — The BPO Industry Employees’ Network (BIEN), a broad network of contact center professionals and employees from the country’s sunshine industry, expresses its concern for and support to the more than...

Friday, February 1st, 2013

OFW Lanuza saved from execution

Press Statement 1 February 2013 We are elated upon hearing the report that our fellow overseas Filipino worker Rogelio ‘Dondon’ Lanuza, at long last, will soon be freed after the Saudi government reportedly shouldered the payment of...

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Network for clean, peaceful, and responsive elections launched

Press Release 30 January 2013 Taft, Manila— Members of the youth sector convened at the Iglesia Filipina Independiente for the launching of Rock the Vote Philippines, a youth network that advocates for clean, peaceful, and responsive elections....

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

UP CMC vows to never forget Ampatuan massacre

As a community of educators and students, we in the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication (UP CMC) join journalists and media workers in remembering what must not be forgotten! November 23 marks not just...

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Statement of the 15th Graciano Lopez Jaena Community Journalism Fellows on the Cybercrime Law

With the Cybercrime Law in effect, democracy is fast becoming more illusory. The Republic Act 10175 or the Anti-Cybercrime Law tramples upon our hard-earned freedoms – the right to free speech, the right to free expression, the...

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