August 28, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Rights violations mount as soldiers ‘protect’ govt projects in Masbate

Instead of benefiting from the development projects, farmers could now hardly tend to their fields, afraid that soldiers would harass and brand them as members or supporters of the NPAs.

Friday, May 15th, 2015

What compliance?| Kentex’s many violations caused biggest factory fire casualty – labor NGOs

Sixty-nine workers died on the second floor of the building, belying claims by the factory owner and the Labor Department that Kentex complied with labor standards, building, fire and safety requirements.

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Fact-finding mission reports torture, food blockade by soldiers in Blaan communities

The soldiers clipped farmer Ruben Wating’s left thumbnail with pliers. Then, another soldier pulled out a .45-caliber gun, aimed it at his forehead, and threatened to kill him.

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Reasons behind MRT’s frequent breakdowns, mishaps

“For months commuters have been squeezed dry by unjust MRT fare hikes even as the quality of train service has diminished or has even become hazardous.”

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Telling the stories to carry on the struggles in Cordillera

“The mountains are still here, because of the people’s struggles.”

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

MRT-7 | The latest in the San Jose del Monte farmers saga vs landgrabbing

"If they evict people just for their own interest, then, that is not development. That is tyranny against the people."

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

OFW group says gov’t help always ‘too little, too late’

Migrante International says the lack of legal assistance by government deprives OFWs due process and lands them straight to jail, in some cases, in death row.

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

20 years after Flor Contemplacion, Filipino migrants suffer same exploitative conditions

“Junk the labor export policy. Noynoy, resign.You should leave now. This is what I want and what everyone wants.”- Nora Aunor

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Int’l mission probes human rights violations in Agusan Sur

The “Balit mission” confirms cases of rights abuses by soldiers in Lumad communities, who were forced to evacuate.

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The martyrs of Bud Dajo and the forgotten Moro heroes

Many Moro heroes in Philippine history have been ignored and forgotten because of a legacy from the colonizers: the alienation between Christians and Muslims.

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

28 years | Remembering the Mendiola Massacre

“Comrades, have the massacres, killings and land grabbing stopped?” peasant leader Rafael Mariano asked. The crowd gave a resounding no.

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