April 23, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Dismissal of case vs govt official in sex-for-fly, an injustice — migrants group

“With the dismissal of the case, we are sending the wrong message to the entire world that they can now harass, rape and abuse Filipino women without being punished because our very own government officials accused of such incidents were not given the appropriate sanction.” – Migrante International

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Pagdiriwang ng Earth Day, pagdiriwang sa kabayanihan ng mamamayan

Tuwing ika-22 ng Abril ipinagdiriwang ang Earth Day, pandaigdigang selebrasyon ng kalikasan at kapaligiran. Sa bahagi naming mga maka-kalikasang aktibista ng Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment, kinakatampukan ang Earth Day ng samut-saring mga aktibidad sa buong...

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Int’l group of lawyers call for release of Tiamzon couple, resumption of peace talks

“The international community finds the filing of dubious and legally untenable charges against the Tiamzon couple as violative of basic criminal law principles and is not only a threat to the peace process but also to due...

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Groups welcome TRO extension, urges Supreme Court to void rate hike

“Meralco's core net income yielded rates of return on equity of 22 percent and 26 percent in 2011 and 2012, respectively— way in excess of the 12 percent reasonable rate of return determined by the Supreme Court.”...

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Peasant family arrested for opposing ‘development’ projects

“The arrest is part of the intensifying political repression targeting groups and individuals who oppose development projects in the famous Hamilo Coast in Batangas by Henry Sy-owned Manila Southcoast Development Corporation (MSDC) and reclamation projects in Cavite...

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Labor department intervenes in NXP collective bargaining negotiations

“The management is harassing and threatening workers, telling them they held a concerted action -- an illegal strike -- when the workers only elected to respect the Philippine holiday. They're just forcing us to work.”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Elusive peace

The peace talks between the Government of the Philippines, represented by the Aquino administration, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have been on and off during the last few years. The Aquino administration,...

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Higher education institutions violate guidelines in tuition, fee increases – student groups

“Every year, skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees have always been a burden to students of SUCs and private HEIs. Although there is an existing Ched guideline regarding tuition and school fee increases, the said memo is a...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Green groups warn of more environmental damage due to increase in US military presence

Until now, the Obama administration has not yet responded to the Supreme Court order to explain the US side on the Tubbataha incident. This shows “the US government’s disrespect for our justice system and its indifference on...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gov’t urged to provide medical assistance to OFWs in Middle East

“It is not enough for the Philippine government to just warn OFWs of the virus. They have to be more pro-active and deploy medical personnel to attend to the needs of our OFWs, especially those stranded and...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Surface Tiamzon’s missing companion, rights group ask

Rex and Lorraine Villaflor, who were arrested along with the Tiamzon couple, “alerted Karapatan when there was no news of Santos’ whereabouts after the much-publicized raid by the Philippine National Police at the rented house of the...

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