May 30, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, May 29th, 2015

2 months delayed: Indigenous peoples school holds moving-up rites

Parents and children walk for hours to attend their 'moving up ceremony' which was delayed by accusations of the military and paramilitary groups that the school is supposedly run by communist rebels. The school denied it.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Baguio vendors urge gov’t to respect right to livelihood

“We are not criminals! We are humans and we have the right to livelihood!”

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Japanese banana firm concedes to workers, revokes piece-rate scheme

“This victory is a lesson to Sumifru and all capitalists that you cannot impose exploitative and unjust policies on your workers without facing resistance."

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Shortest strike in Mindanao: Banana firm gives in after 2 days of strike

ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO DAVAO CITY – The union of the banana plantation owned by Nader & Ebrahim S/O Hassan Philippines, Inc. (NEH) in Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte stopped work for two days this...

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Spokesman confirms new BIFF chairman installed after Kato’s passing

"There is no vacuum of leadership in BIFF."

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Army blamed on couple’s death for arming militia

"The Army trained and armed these militia men which, according to them, will help keep the peace and fight communist rebels, but now civilians became their victims.”

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Ph troops’ operations vs BIFF continue despite pronouncement

"The Moro civilian residents should not bear the brunt of the war of retaliation being waged by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) in the name of justice for the death of the SAF commandos.'

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

‘Army told us to let mining company in’ — farmer

“We know the government would surely force us to accept the company by using force, but we will never give up our right to these resources.”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

LBC Davao workers on protest

Union says its overall proposal would cost LBC just P3.15 million out of its accumulated net income of P56.85 million over the last two years.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Widows, wounded say: End war, relieve our grief

The widows said that losing their husbands and the fathers of their children “weighed more than the thousands of bullets and armaments used in this continuing operations.”

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

NPA launches attacks in support of Moro struggle

“This is in response to the call of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Philippines to extend support to the Moro people who are now being victimized by the Philippine Armed Forces’ vicious all-out...

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