July 06, 2015     Philippines
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Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Intl rights groups ask US Senate to cut military aid to Ph

Amid increased political killings in the Philippines, US-based civil society and advocacy organizations want the US Senate to put back restrictions on military aid to the country.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

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K to negative 12

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

‘Regularization order still exists only on paper’ – Tanduay workers

Tanduay workers have initiated a campaign to boycott Tanduay products and they are asking the people to support it.

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Mary Jane’s family hopes she’ll be home by Xmas

“We appeal to the DOJ, no more delays, please.”

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Parago killing a humanitarian law violation – NPA

Leoncio "Kumander Parago" Pitao was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion peppered him with bullets on June 28 at around 2:30 p.m. in...

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

‘People’s victory | Environmentalists hail exit of mining giant in Tampakan

“Glencore ultimately failed in the face of massive people’s resistance against foreign and large-scale mining.”

Sunday, June 28th, 2015

LGBT groups unite ‘to fight for love,’ human rights

“Are these electoral candidates part of the rainbow? Are they going to stand up for LGBT rights as human rights and not as special rights?”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

Torture continues – rights groups

“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

‘They would still be activists’

Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño, mothers of missing UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, looked at the crowd of students and activists listening intently at the program and said, “They would have been among them today,...

Friday, June 26th, 2015

‘Filipinos must face 2 big bullies’

“We are not pro-Chinese, we are not pro-American, we are pro-Filipino, and we are ready to stand pat to our territory, assert our national sovereignty, and fight to retain what is ours.”

Friday, June 26th, 2015

Contractualization kills – workers’ groups

"It is an alarming business practice: workers both in public and private sectors are forced to work for wages below the meagre minimum wage, with no benefits, no job security and under poor health and safety...

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