October 02, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Public to shoulder more costs than Ayala-MVP in LRT deal — Ibon

The public-private deal concerning LRT will give the Ayala-MVP Group the benefit of the government’s official development assistance (ODA) in financing more than half of the total project cost of about P65-billion. The government committed to shoulder the right of way acquisition, purchase of coaches, civil works, among other expenses. See also: Bayan rues ‘End of an...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

‘Military behind slay try on farmer activist’ – human rights group

I don’t have enemies nor have I hurt anybody. Who else would have the ulterior motive to kill activists? Isn’t it the military?”-- Dexter Ian Selebrado, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilpinas organizer

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

‘We will not be wiped out by dams’

The indigenous peoples in the Sierra Madre mountain range and other parts of the country are mounting opposition to the mega structures that threaten to wipe out not only their ancestral homes, but also their age-old culture...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

2 detained UP students tortured, says youth lawmaker

“Gerald was subjected to a 13-hour interrogation. His captors warned that they would harm his mother if he does not admit that he’s a member of the New People’s Army (NPA).” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO...

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

125 Luisita farmers disqualified as land reform beneficiaries

“There should be no need to require farmworkers to apply for the purchase of lands that they already own. There is, therefore, no basis for the DAR’s imposition to farm worker beneficiaries to sign the Affidavit of...

Monday, September 29th, 2014

‘Edca soft-launch’ | Environmentalists, solon blast joint Ph-US naval exercises

Environmentalists and lawmakers denounce the presence of the US Navy warships and the PH-US war games as “threat to sovereignty and security as well as to the environment.”

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Palparan files another petition to stop pre-trial hearing

"It has been four years and so far we have nothing but motions. Palparan may be long gone but this case would be far from over." – Concepcion Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Progressive lawmakers decry railroading of ‘pork-full’ 2015 budget

Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares summarizes what is wrong with the approved 2015 budget with the acronym PPP: wrong Policies, wrong Priorities, and huge Pork barrel.

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

Lawyers decry Aquino’s attack on judicial independence

In a “historic undertaking,” legal luminaries, peoples’ lawyers, judiciary employees and law students raised a joint objection to the Aquino administration’s attack on judicial independence.

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Transfer Palparan to civilian jail, victims’ families urge court

“To support a choice of detention facility – as with any other decision in life – there must be validated, adequate, relevant, and objective data. To invoke demons and ghosts from the past, real or imaginary, to...

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Second generation of activists continue fight against Laiban dam

“I see the need to fight because we will lose our life, our livelihood and our culture. We’re doing this for the generations to come.” Arnel delos Santos, secretary general of Balatik

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