“It is also dismaying how the NLRC has robbed the RMN Davao workers of their most potent weapon and constitutionally guaranteed right in their search for humane and just employment…”
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“You are a hero in my heart, in your children’s hearts, and to the rest of the Filipino people.”
“We expect the fraud that will happen, because Comelec allows it and made it even easier to do.”
The Artists for Kidapawan said that in the first 100 days, the next president should stop Lumad killings, bring justice to the victims of the Kidapawan carnage and provide meaningful support for farmers affected by El Nino.
“Workers’ basic needs are being neglected; workers’ basic rights are being violated; and workers’ dignity is being attacked.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), in a report published by interaksyon.com April 27, 2016, revealed that the candidates for president, vice president and the Senate, and their political parties have already spent P2.7 billion ($57.4 million), or an average of P54 million ($1.148 million) a day or P2.5…
“The government should waive payment of irrigation fees in national irrigation systems; erase all unpaid back accounts of irrigation associations, farmers in national irrigation systems; and, subsidize irrigation fees in communal irrigation systems.”
“Walang katumbas, walang katumbas na salapi. Sinira niya ang buhay namin.” (Money could not repay the suffering this has caused our lives.)
The farmers filed charges of murder, frustrated and attempted murder, torture and physical injuries, illegal arrest and detention and other violations of civil and political rights, including the right to peaceful assembly and redress of grievances.
The highlight of the May 9, 2016 national and local elections is arguably the election for president. The Comelec is supposedly helping voters to choose by co-sponsoring with media conglomerates three Presidential Debates. But because of time constraints, and perhaps weaknesses in the format, the five candidates for president hardly had the time to elaborate on their respective programs of government. Television viewers were merely treated to colorful mudslinging and vapid motherhood statements.
The coverage of the media on the candidates, on the other hand, has focused more on what has been happening during the campaign sorties of the candidates.
To do its share in helping the public in making an informed choice, The following are Bulatlat’s short articles on each of the five presidential candidates, focusing on their track record. After all, as they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” A cliche but nevertheless true.
“The thousands of farmers will only be affirming to the government officials what they actually already know – that the extreme drought results in death not only of the crops but also the people who plant them!”