April 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, April 19th, 2014

Higher education institutions violate guidelines in tuition, fee increases – student groups

“Every year, skyrocketing tuition and miscellaneous fees have always been a burden to students of SUCs and private HEIs. Although there is an existing Ched guideline regarding tuition and school fee increases, the said memo is a toothless regulatory paper. Not only does it fail to genuinely regulate tuition and other school fees increases, it also allows...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Green groups warn of more environmental damage due to increase in US military presence

Until now, the Obama administration has not yet responded to the Supreme Court order to explain the US side on the Tubbataha incident. This shows “the US government’s disrespect for our justice system and its indifference on...

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gov’t urged to provide medical assistance to OFWs in Middle East

“It is not enough for the Philippine government to just warn OFWs of the virus. They have to be more pro-active and deploy medical personnel to attend to the needs of our OFWs, especially those stranded and...

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Surface Tiamzon’s missing companion, rights group ask

Rex and Lorraine Villaflor, who were arrested along with the Tiamzon couple, “alerted Karapatan when there was no news of Santos’ whereabouts after the much-publicized raid by the Philippine National Police at the rented house of the...

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Heartbleed, FOSS, at seguridad sa online

Buong linggo nang abala ang mga system administrators. Aabot sa kalahating milyong mga servers ang apektado ng natuklasang bug sa programang OpenSSL na popular na ginagamit ng mga ito. Kahit ang Yahoo, Facebook, Instagram at iba pa...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Manila city council opposes high electricity rates

Raymond Palatino of multisectoral alliance POWER hopes that City Resolution 6165, ‘A Resolution Expressing the Strong Opposition of the City Council of Manila to the High Electricity Rates Charged by Power Companies’ will inspire other city councils...

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Entertainment, trivia to dominate media with entry of foreign investments

“They would invest here not to develop Philippine media or to enlighten Filipinos but to gain profits.” – Dean Luis Teodoro

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Yolanda victims seek support of Church in call for justice, assistance from gov’t

“We feel that the Aquino government has let the people down. There are many who continue to suffer five months after the calamity, and the government’s reconstruction is inherently anti-poor.” – Sr. Edita Eslopor, spokesperson of People...

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students slam military’s delaying tactics

"The military cannot say that they do not have the money to transport their witnesses. It has all the resources—helicopters, tanks and all kinds of vehicles—and a huge budget. It is their duty to bring their witnesses...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

26-year-old charges filed vs Tiamzon couple

Lawyers of the Tiamzon couple asked the court, presided by Judge Madonna Echiverri, to give them five days to study the records and the evidence so they could appraise their clients about the charges being filed against...

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

‘Hypocritical No Build Zone Policy evicts poor for the rich’

“The No Build Policy arbitrarily bans dwellings within prohibited zones without social acceptability, feasible relocation, and livelihood alternatives presented to the displaced families.” – Clemente Bautista, Kalikasan PNE

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