July 23, 2014     Philippines
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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Betrayed, frustrated & disenchanted | Youth groups file impeachment rap vs Aquino

“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators and congressmen, and compensation of his clan in Hacienda Luisita.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Immediate probe on DAP-like P20 billion fund mechanism sought

“This is highly vulnerable to corruption and it also contains a mechanism similar to a provision of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) that has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.” – Kabataan Partylist Rep. Terry Ridon

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Mothers seek return of free medical services in Manila hospitals

“The local government should spare medical services from income-generating measures. Access to health service is a right.” – Gabriela Women’s Partylist

Monday, July 21st, 2014

First impeachment complaint filed against Aquino

The 28 complainants are seeking Aquino’s removal from office on the grounds that he has culpably violated the Constitution and betrayed public trust in having implemented the DAP.

Monday, July 21st, 2014

State workers slam tax on benefits

“All of us, rank and file employees of the bureaucracy are victims of an apparent policy of pressing down wage levels.” - Courage

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Save Manila Bay alliance warns of worse flooding due to reclamation

Its impact is long-term – once tons upon tons of soil are dumped into the sea, the loss of marine life and ecological balance cannot be immediately replaced – and the resultant flooding through water level rise...

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Kin of stranded OFWs call for their repatriation, ban on Saudi company

Their salaries have been withheld, their electricity supply cut off, and they are being denied their end of service benefits.

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

Relocation site turns into ‘killing zone’

At least 35 residents of a relocation site in Rodriguez, Rizal were killed this year alone in a suspected drug-related killing spree. Among them were three urban poor activists from Corazon de Jesus in San Juan.

Friday, July 18th, 2014

DAR admits using DAP to pay Cojuangco-Aquinos, other landlords

The DAR said that from 2011 to June 2014, Landbank disbursed P4.052 billion ($92.94 million) representing the cash portion of landowners compensation to more than 4,000 landowners whose lands were distributed to farmer-beneficiaries of the agrarian reform...

Friday, July 18th, 2014

Global union calls for reinstatement of NXP unionists, completion of CBA

'NXP’s cynical strategy to draw out proceedings and break the resolve of 24 loyal workers and trade union leaders, some of whom have been with the company for 20 years, is an overtly aggressive case of union...

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Groups cite four fallacies in Aquino’s defense of DAP

“The Supreme Court said that the DAP was not savings therefore Section 39 does not apply. Also a mere administration code cannot trump the Constitution.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares RELATED STORY | Aquino wasted opportunity...

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