July 29, 2015     Philippines
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Sectors dissect Aquino’s final SONA

“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Protesters brave heavy downpour, defy security barriers to deliver ‘real SONA’

They marched under the heavy downpour, clashed with policemen, shouted slogans, and danced to the tune of “Worth It" with the lyrics changed by Sining Lila to “Noynoy you’re worthless.”

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘Tama na, tapusin na’ – protesters call

“This run down MRT is like Noynoy Aquino’s rotten administration, which should’ve long been replaced -- useless, unreliable, and a danger to people’s lives.”

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Workers belie rosy economic growth figures

The disparity between the rich and the poor has only widened as wages were kept depressed and dragged further down by the two-tier wage system, which the Aquino administration introduced early into its term.

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | Education, employment ‘took a turn for the worse’ – youth groups

“The onslaught of commercialization and education deregulation under the Aquino administration has driven not one, but many students to desperation and even death. This is Aquino’s real legacy to the Filipino youth.”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘He’s scared witless’ — rights group

“The SONA overkill security preparations are indications of a regime that is scared witless of the people’s defiance and actions.”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Aquino’s Final SONA | ‘The worst president’ – women’s group

“Due to prevalent joblessness, contractualization, low salaries and for opening our economy to foreign plunder, we present this award to Aquino: ‘Pinakapahirap Award.’” – GWP Rep. Emmi de Jesus

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Access to information and free expression: Aquino’s damaged and damaging legacy

Has the Aquino administration fulfilled its promise to make the government transparent?

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

PH indigenous peoples bring Aquino gov’t rights abuses to UN body

Katribu calls for the scrapping of Aquino’s Oplan Bayanihan and the dismantling of a government commission before the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Kentex workers, relatives troop to Ombudsman to push call for justice

There has been no update, no feedback, no nothing about their case.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

When marriage fails

“A woman cannot be held hostage by a bad husband just because a broken family is unacceptable in society.”

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