July 25, 2014     Philippines
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Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Huge chunk of DAP did not benefit the poor – think-tank

“In qualitative terms, the DAP as a whole did not meet stimulus standards of immediately and significantly creating jobs, raising incomes, and stimulating local economic activity.”

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

‘Are they going to wipe out my family?’

Seven years after soldiers killed his daughter, peasant-turned-activist Gregorio Galacio was killed by suspected military men at dawn on July 19.

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Full entry of foreign banks detrimental to employees, general public – bank unions

“R.A. 10641 (the new banking law) utterly gives away the Philippine banking industry to foreign financial giants.” – Banking and Financial Unions Against Central Bank Circular on outsourcing

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

‘Permanent contractuals’ in government increasing

“The term is an oxymoron but it is what best describes the situation of many government employees.” – Ferdinand Gaite, Courage

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Betrayed, frustrated & disenchanted | Youth groups file impeachment rap vs Aquino

“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators...

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Immediate probe on DAP-like P20 billion fund mechanism sought

“This is highly vulnerable to corruption and it also contains a mechanism similar to a provision of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Mothers seek return of free medical services in Manila hospitals

“The local government should spare medical services from income-generating measures. Access to health service is a right.” – Gabriela Women’s Partylist

Monday, July 21st, 2014

First impeachment complaint filed against Aquino

The 28 complainants are seeking Aquino’s removal from office on the grounds that he has culpably violated the Constitution and betrayed public trust in having implemented the DAP.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

State workers slam tax on benefits

“All of us, rank and file employees of the bureaucracy are victims of an apparent policy of pressing down wage levels.” - Courage

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Save Manila Bay alliance warns of worse flooding due to reclamation

Its impact is long-term – once tons upon tons of soil are dumped into the sea, the loss of marine life and ecological balance cannot be immediately replaced – and the resultant flooding through water level rise...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Kin of stranded OFWs call for their repatriation, ban on Saudi company

Their salaries have been withheld, their electricity supply cut off, and they are being denied their end of service benefits.

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