November 29, 2014     Philippines
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Friday, November 28th, 2014

Weather experts mull new warning systems

“Contrary to some belief, PAGASA does not recognize nor use both ‘typhoon signal number 5’ and ‘super typhoon’ categories. But Yolanda has redefined boundaries.”

Friday, November 28th, 2014

‘Traitor to the national language’

Protesters call for the resignation of Commission on Higher Education chair Patricia Licuanan as the agency pushes the abolition of Filipino as a college subject.

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Makabayan solons urge Congress to probe Clark Green City project

“The project is so extensive but the welfare of the people that would be affected in Capas, Bamban towns and Mabalacat city is not being considered.” – Anakpawis partylist Rep. Fernando Hicap

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Manilakbayan | Mindanaoans slam DOJ ‘helplessness’ in dismissing false charges vs activists

There are at least 508 activists and leaders facing 608 trumped-up charges all over Mindanao.

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...

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