September 23, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Makabayan bloc slams ‘budget blackmail’ by ruling party

“We should have an honest to goodness analysis of the national budget because we owe it to the Filipino people, who want the pork barrel system and lump sums abolished.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

#NeverAgain | Groups call to end ‘Aquino dictatorship’

“The people will always resist. Aquino is treading the path of authoritarian rule by seeking a second term and by wanting to clip the powers of the Supreme Court while keeping Congress in his pockets.” -- Renato...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

‘People’s Climate March’ | Environmentalists troop to Mendiola

“The Aquino government is condemning us to a future of chronic extreme vulnerability to typhoons, storm surges, and other climate change-aggravated hazards failing in its mandates both in climate change adaptation and mitigation.” – Leon Dulce, campaign...

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Ethics should be biased for the oppressed – UP protesters

“Civility and decorum at the height of social unrest and deprivation is consent to the existing status quo and a betrayal to the genuine essence of democracy, a very valuable lesson from the dark days of Martial...

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

Ailing political prisoner dies

“His death is the face of martial law in our country today. He suffered and died because of the cruelty and injustice of this government that speaks of ‘democracy’ but denies the rights of political prisoners.” –...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

For every one killed or disappeared, hundreds replace them – Edita Burgos

“It is amazing how, an injustice, whether this be an extrajudicial killing, an enforced disappearance or torture, gives birth to people who would have otherwise lived a different life, but had now taken up the cudgels for...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

A prelude to abolition? | DBM allots only P6,000 for NPO employees’ wages for 2015

“They really want to abolish the NPO because of the kickbacks they would get when working with private companies.” — Teresita Crisostomo, employee, National Printing Office

Friday, September 19th, 2014

‘Edca should have been a treaty’ – Ex-senator Ramos-Shahani

A Sept.16 forum on the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement looked back on the historic 1991 Senate decision on the removal of the US military bases in the country, and at the tasks ahead as their return...

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Indigenous peoples, environmentalists call for end to OceanaGold’s ‘mining plunder’

"OceanaGold’s operations should immediately be stopped by DENR to prevent further pollution, and should immediately hold these environmental criminals accountable.” – Clemente Bautista, national coordinator of Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (Kalikasan PNE)

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

LRT privatization deal grossly disadvantageous |‘Another MWSS in the making’ – thinktank

The LRT privatization deal has been dubbed by Bayan and commuter groups such as the RILES Network as the “great train robbery.”

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

‘Corruption is a women’s issue’ | 2015 One Billion Rising campaign to center on corruption, system change

“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address...

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