April 21, 2014     Philippines
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Monday, April 21st, 2014

Peasant family arrested for opposing ‘development’ projects

“The arrest is part of the intensifying political repression targeting groups and individuals who oppose development projects in the famous Hamilo Coast in Batangas by Henry Sy-owned Manila Southcoast Development Corporation (MSDC) and reclamation projects in Cavite coasts by Ken Ang-owned Cyberbay Corporation.”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Labor department intervenes in NXP collective bargaining negotiations

“The management is harassing and threatening workers, telling them they held a concerted action -- an illegal strike -- when the workers only elected to respect the Philippine holiday. They're just forcing us to work.”

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Elusive peace

The peace talks between the Government of the Philippines, represented by the Aquino administration, and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines have been on and off during the last few years. The Aquino administration,...

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...

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...

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