December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

APECO: Isang bangungot sa mamamayan ng Casiguran, Aurora (1)

Nanganganib mapalayas at mawalan ng kabuhayan ang mga Agta tulad ng dinaranas ng mga magsasaka na itinaboy ng APECO o Aurora Pacific Economic Zone and Freeport Authority.

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Denied of their right to land, denied of their source of life

Two years after the Supreme Court ordered the distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands to farmworker-beneficiaries, the Cojuangco-Aquinos, with the help of the Department of Agrarian Reform, have been doing everything to maintain their stranglehold on Luisita, and...

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

What we should know about the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome – Coronavirus

Common symptoms of the Mers-CoV, according to the WHO, include “acute, serious respiratory illness with fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. Most patients have pneumonia. Many have also had gastrointestinal symptoms, including diarrhea.”

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Group slams fisheries law: We are 16 years a slave

In its updated paper entitled 16 years of Fisheries Code, Filipino Fisherfolk Still Fish in Troubled Waters, Pamalakaya asserted that Republic Act No. 8550 or the Philippine Fisheries Law of 1998 failed to raise the standard of...

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Why claims of stellar economic growth, industrial peace, taunt rather than cheer PH workers

For progressive unions, Aquino's 'stellar economic growth' and 'industrial peace' are rosy reports that cheer only the corporate few who benefit from it. For the working majority, the claims sounded more like a taunt because it rested...

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

5 ways Cojuangco-Aquinos evade land distribution in Luisita

Has the distribution of land at Hacienda Luisita been completed as declared by President Benigno Aquino III and the Department of Agrarian Reform? No, and here’s why. By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA – After the April...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

6 cases showing impunity under Aquino

Malacañang claims that the culture of impunity has been solved because the Aquino government has been doing something about it. And yet, unsolved cases of extrajudicial killings under the current administration continue to pile up. ...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

4 alleged human rights violators promoted by Aquino

When President Aquino promoted, instead of punishing, military officers with pending cases of human rights violations, he is sending a message to the Armed Forces of the Philippines that those who commit human rights violations would not...

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Evicted and starved, Hacienda Dolores farmers fight for their land

The farmers were living peacefully, tilling the land to feed their families until two private companies began evicting them and claimed their land.

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Why urban poor resist relocation

“The houses look good. But we do not have livelihood there. We have electricity and water but we do not have money to pay our bills.” – Purita Dayao Part Two: From danger zones to a death...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Lands up for distribution in Hacienda Luisita ‘mysteriously disappearing’

Each paper that was raffled not only contained the name of the farmworker beneficiary but also the corresponding lot allocation that has already been pre-determined. Farmworker-beneficiaries were never asked to pick random lot allocations from the tambiolo.

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