September 18, 2014     Philippines
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Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

‘Corruption is a women’s issue’ | 2015 One Billion Rising campaign to center on corruption, system change

“It is about time for a radical shift, not only in consciousness, but also in the people and the system. We need to step up to a level where we do not only demand justice, but address the very causes of injustice.” – Monique Wilson, actress, woman activist, global director of One Billion Rising global director

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Controversial contractor raked in billions of taxpayers’ money

So far, the biggest likely overpriced project involving HCC is the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), a pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon. The convention center has been partly funded by Drilon’s Priority Development Assistance Fund...

Monday, September 15th, 2014

Court allows Palparan’s transfer to Army jail

Col. Pepito Flamenco, warden of Bulacan Provincial Jail, and Sr. Supt. Ferdinand Divina, acting chief of the Bulacan police, admitted that the supposed threats to Palparan’s life are “speculative.” Related story | ‘Special treatment’ | Groups slam...

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Signatories from all walks of life join People’s Initiative vs Pork in Metro Manila

“Our wage is like before and yet everything is being taxed so that they would have money to turn into pork for their taking.”

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Introducing Bulatlat’s everywhere cat

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Piss be with you

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

‘Cordillera Heroes’ | The mountains’ vast, true wealth

During the dark days of Martial Law and up to the present, the mountains and rivers of the Cordilleras have been a flowing source of inspiration and hope, because of heroes who dedicated their lives to defend...

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

State workers denounce ‘Aquino dictatorship’

“We say no to President Aquino’s dictatorship. We have had enough of pay cuts, taxes and lay-offs, which best describe the situation of the more than 1.4 million government employees for the last four years.”-- Ferdinand Gaite,...

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

From Marcos to Aquino, a picture of failed agrarian reform

A fact-finding mission to Palawan in June reported how the peasants of Yulo King Ranch have been dispossessed of the land they were tilling when it was declared a pasture land during Martial Law. Their impoverishment and...

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Teachers press for proposed law for wage hike

“The administration of President Benigno S. Aquino is only allotting 2.2 percent of our GDP for education. It doesn’t even reach half of the UN recommendation.” -- ACT secretary-general France Castro.

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Development worker killed in Abra encounter

Engineer Fidela “Delle” Bugarin Salvador, 50, was a staff member of the Cordillera Disaster Response and Development Services (CorDisRDS) and was monitoring projects in the area when she was caught and was killed in the crossfire. ...

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