November 27, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Peasant woman hopes to see 2 sons alive

Julia Poloyapoy’s three sons were last seen with soldiers during military operations in Agusan del Sur. One turned up dead, while two have been missing for almost month.

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Anti-pork groups ask Senate to rid 2015 budget of pork

“Since last year when the Napoles pork barrel scam was exposed, our people have consistently and repeatedly shown, through protest actions, opinion surveys, social media and the ongoing people's initiative process, their vehement opposition to any and...

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Lumads want big mining companies out of Mindanao

“The people of Mindanao are raging and our resistance grows stronger every day. Leave now, or face the people’s resistance.” – Panalipdan Mindanao secretary general Dulphing Ogan

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.

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