September 02, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Peace advocates urge GPH, NDFP to uphold framework deal

It has been 22 years since the signing of the landmark agreement The Hague Joint Declaration of 1992, which provided the framework for the peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Mothers of missing UP students assail Palparan’s ‘delaying tactics’

“This is just one of his delaying tactics. He does not want to be convicted. He wants to be spared from the conditions of a regular jail.”-- Mrs. Concepcion Empeño, on Jovito Palparan Jr’s motion for reconsideration...

Monday, September 1st, 2014

On the International Day of the Disappeared | ‘Convict Palparan,’ say kin of desaparecidos

“We have done everything we could. But we are faithful to what we started and we will pursue it until the end.” – Edita Burgos

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Southern Tagalog groups demand justice for missing, slain colleagues

Women, labor and human rights groups gathered in Santa Rosa City to commemorate the enforced disappearance of Ben and the brutal assassination of Tita Mely.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Rights lawyers mourn killing of colleague

“As we remember those who have died in the line of fire, we must protect those who are left standing, especially those who are one with the people in their causes, principled, weather-beaten and under attack. We...

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Lumad groups cry: ‘Disband all paramilitary units’

“This is a clear indication of Oplan Bayanihan’s dirty tactics in using Lumads as baits and pawns in military operation.” – Bai Norma Capuyan, vice chair of Kusog sa Katawhang Lumad sa Mindanao (Kalumaran)

Friday, August 29th, 2014

How to prevent the spread of Ebola virus

“In the absence of effective treatment and a human vaccine, raising awareness of the risk factors for Ebola infection and the protective measures individuals can take is the only way to reduce human infection and death.” –...

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Impeachment raps declared sufficient in form after tense deliberations

Majority of the 60 members of the committee are members of the ruling Liberal Party of President Aquino, contributing to the tense atmosphere during the hearing especially at the voting on the first two impeachment complaints.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Pork destroys environment, peoples’ livelihood – green groups

“The billions in people’s funds that will be freed up by the abolition of the corrupt pork barrel system should be rechanneled towards environmental protection, social services, and disaster and climate resiliency.” – ENAP Corruption!

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

ACT Rep. Tinio names ‘focal persons’ related to illegal pork

ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio said the list of so-called "focal persons," consisting of names and contact numbers of government employees of CHED, DoH, and DOLE, was distributed to House members April 22 this year. He called the...

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