November 26, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Protesters call for Aquino ouster

Mindanaoans bring their protest, as well as their culture and tradition, to Mendiola.

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

#FreeMiradelTorres | Political detainee wants to be with newborn son

“He has been fighting to survive since he was conceived. And now, I will fight for him.”

Monday, November 24th, 2014

5 years after Ampatuan massacre, zero justice | Journalists, advocates slam impunity

“Deprive us not of justice.” – Edita Tiamzon, wife of UNTV cameraman Daniel Tiamzon RELATED STORY: Reforms needed to solve Ampatuan massacre case, other media killings SLIDESHOW: 5th year of Ampatuan massacre | Calls for justice reverberate

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Fleeing poverty, migrant workers end up on death row

In the Philippines, dollar remittances from migrants accounted for nearly a tenth of the $280-billion economy last year, according to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). Indonesia’s BNP2TKI said the overseas remittances by Indonesian migrant workers amounted...

Monday, November 24th, 2014

Violence against women committed by men in uniform rising

“There are many cases of VAW (violence against women) committed by soldiers, police and the like and not a single perpetrator has been punished.” – Obeth Montes, Gabriela

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Int’l peasant mission to Aquino: ‘Scrap Clark Green City, Alviera projects’

“Productive agricultural forces – thousands of farmers and indigenous peoples of Tarlac and Pampanga – are being destroyed in the name of anti-people and pro-business real estate developments.”

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Pooled editorial | Five years after the Ampatuan massacre, Aquino must be held accountable

The Ampatuan Massacre is a key issue in the Filipino people’s struggle against the culture of impunity that has afflicted the country for so long. A decision favourable to the masterminds and killers will encourage more killings...

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Manilakbayan | Peasants, urban poor, indigenous peoples from Mindanao arrive in Manila to call for social justice

They walked all the way from the southern island of Mindanao to bring to the public’s attention the gross human rights violations being committed in the different regions.

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Government, private sector workers stage walkout for ‘National Minimum Wage’

“For decades now, workers have experienced worsening hunger and poverty because of the intensifying attacks on the minimum wage while big businesses earn superprofits and big bureaucrats become very wealthy.”

Friday, November 21st, 2014

International Students’ Day | Students fight for right to education, democratic rights

“The youth of today should live up to this history of militancy, and continue fighting against anti-student policies such as the continued deregulation and commercialization of education.” – Kabataan partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

SC justices keen to pass Edca decision to Senate

“The Filipinos are treated as security guards only, in these agreed locations, the Americans exercise all aspect of ownership, and that while the treaty is supposed to last for only 10 years, it can be renewed indefinitely.”...

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