April 18, 2014     Philippines
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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 living of small fisherfolk and was very dismal in protecting marine and inland environment from destruction by corporate interests.

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 Bulatlat.com 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.

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

Pork a la PNoy: How they spent P60B in 3 years

Same, same bad pork: ‘Chop-chop’ contracts, duplicate projects, etc. Part 2: Pork mess toll: 5 state firms, 283 civil servants

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

‘Teachers impoverished, neglected’

“It is difficult to teach especially when there are distractions…The burden to make learning more exciting and interesting is on us, but how can we do it if the government does not even provide for our basic...

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Malampaya fund used to buy ‘expensive, discarded’ Coast Guard boats from US

“Don’t our officials feel betrayed? We are being bullied by China, we go to the US for help. In return, they sold us junk materials at a very high price, only to find out that US is...

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