November 26, 2014     Philippines
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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 of Lanao del Sur,” says Drieza A. Lininding, convenor of Ranaw Movement. Lininding said “For decades, the excessive

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.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Bicol labor leader freed on bail

“The arrest and detention of Hernan Certeza is a clear manifestation that there is no genuine freedom in the country and, heroes who fight for it are silenced and detained.” -- Vince Casilihan of Karapatan - Bicol

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Groups score secrecy, watered down autonomy in delayed Moro peace agreement

'The GPH-MILF peace talks seem to only further the political agenda of Aquino and Liberal Party in Mindanao.' -- Amira Lidasan, Suara president

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Three ‘Palparan- wannabees’ in Mindanao

“Wherever Palparan and his wannabees are assigned, human rights violations significantly rise.”

Monday, August 11th, 2014

US-based activists slam EDCA

Deployment of overseas US military bases globally particularly in PH “is intended to provide protection and defense of US’ economic life blood in Asia-Pacific Region.” Bayan-USA

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

IP groups decry hr abuses in Kapalong

By JOHN RIZLE L. SALIGUMBA August 06 2014 | Davao Today DAVAO CITY – An indigenous people’s group leader said they fear for their lives as government troops gather in their far-flung communities in Kapalong town, Davao...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

UP prof released from jail after 10 months

Gargar described his release as “victorious.”

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