September 02, 2015     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Deadly rampage | Lumad school head, 2 Manobo leaders killed in Surigao Sur

Paramilitary groups, suspected of collusion with the military, have killed five people in five days, and caused massive forced evacuation.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

2 peasants killed, 400 families evacuate in Surigao del Sur

Terror operations by soldiers and paramilitary men set off a new wave of evacuation of peasant and Lumad communities in Surigao del Sur province.

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Aquino, De Lima urged to stop electioneering, address killings

“We call on Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to extricate herself from these early election campaign activities of the Liberal Party and heed the cries for justice of the victims and their families.”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

‘Zero Remittance Day’ | OFWs to protest Customs taxes, abuse on Aug. 28

“To all migrante OFWs around the world, we are encouraging you to join this huge political action.”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Teachers, students call: ‘Wikang Filipino, ipaglaban!’

“We are angry because this is an attack on our culture, our history, and our community as a unified nation.”

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

Children’s health at risk with low breastfeeding practice

“Instead of prohibiting the consumption of infant formula milk, the Aquino administration has partnered with a company that targets Filipino children.” SIDEBAR: Working mom? | Practical tips to sustain breastfeeding

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Customs told: Hands-off OFW balikbayan box

“We OFWs are overly fleeced when we’re just striving hard so our loved ones in the Philippines will at least get a taste of imported products, and here the Customs will focus the heat on it? Meanwhile...

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

The commercialization of UP

“Philippine education system and its funding pattern follows the neoliberal education framework, which considers education not as a public good, but something that you need to buy.”

Friday, August 21st, 2015

SSS execs told: Pension hike ‘feasible’ if they are open, true to SSS mandate

“There has to be a way of increasing the meager pension being received by retirees who worked hard their entire life but are now receiving peanuts from the SSS.”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Death of Ph eagle shows gov’t failure to protect biodiversity, says green group

“The dwindling population of Philippine Eagles means we are still failing at protecting our forests.”

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Mary Jane recruiters plead ‘not guilty’ to large-scale illegal recruitment charge

“We had expected that they would defend themselves and plead that they are not guilty. Pero, hindi ba sila nakokonsensya?”

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