January 28, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Benguet flower growers seek help against extortion

By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL www.nordis.net LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — Cut flower growers of Alno village in this capital town sought the intervention of the town council to curb the abusive extortion practice of some traffic enforcers along the national highways. Officers and members of the Alno Cut Flower Growers Association who were at the La Trinindad

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Released Comval jail warden: ‘Give me chance to effect changes’

“Complainants filed a case against him at the People’s Democratic Government for corrupt practices, and for planning, aiding, abetting and conspiring in the commission of ferreting drugs inside the jail, of tolerating the cruel treatment and violence...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

After SM Baguio cut trees, advocates to appeal CA ruling

Environmental advocates vowed to continue their legal battle and protest actions against SM's cutting of trees.

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

Tribal military recruitment deceptive, says Kalumaran

By DAVAOTODAY.com DAVAO CITY – A tribal alliance here said the renewed recruitment of tribesmen into the government military was not new and may be a ploy to allow the entry of large mining and logging operations...

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Military encampment of communities results in violence against women – group says

Rape by state forces came to light in a recent reported case in Bukidnon.

Saturday, December 13th, 2014

Woman farmer-activist among those killed in Bukidnon bombing

BIFF Spokesman Abu Misry Mama told a television interview on Wednesday night that it is not their practice to target civilians.

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Group blasts Agus-Pulangi hydro plants privatization

By MART D. SAMBALUD Davao Today DAVAO CITY — Advocates in Lanao del Sur blasted the proposed privatization of Agus-Pulangi hydropower plants in Mindanao by 2017. “The privatization plan lacks proper consultation and approval from the people...

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Sugar workers in Negros Oriental deprived of cash bonus, social program

“It is disappointing that no government agency, like DOLE, educated us on SAP [Social Amelioration Program) and its cash bonus because obviously, the millers and planters would not likely place our interest ahead of theirs.”

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Cordillera folk call for NCIP abolition

“Instead of protecting the indigenous peoples, the NCIP served as a bridge for the entry of destructive projects.”

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

UCCP Bishop condemns attack on church, calls for prayer

“No circumstance or reason can justify such deplorable act on a house of worship leading to the death and injury of worshipers.”

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Radio reporters, employees slam harassment, network refusal to negotiate CBA

Workers accuse state security forces as behind the blatant surveillance on their activities. They said these coincided with their struggle to assert their right to renegotiate for a new CBA with the RMN management.

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