December 19, 2014     Philippines
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Saturday, July 26th, 2014

US basing agreement ground for 3rd impeach case vs Aquino

“The EDCA is essentially a basing agreement. No amount of euphemism by President Aquino, his representatives and other officials will cure the constitutional violation caused by this agreement.”

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Comfort women criticize Aquino for ignoring their demand for justice from Japan

“It is abominable that Aquino did not even put on the agenda of his P8.8-million state visit to Japan the plight of Filipino comfort women and instead expressed his support for Japan in its plan to revitalize...

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Andrea Rosal asks court to cite jail authorities in contempt

“They must answer for the treacherous and duplicitous manner in which they ferreted her out of the hospital while still recuperating from difficult labor and traumatic experience.”

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

‘Aquino gov’t’s criminal neglect of occupational safety results in workplace massacres’ – groups

"The government's refusal to criminalize and prosecute safety violations consigns our defenseless women workers to modern day slavery. The Philippines will always be the worst place in the world for workers as DoLE stands idly by and...

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Women solons seek end to ‘endo’

“We want to bring back to millions of workers the dignity of regular employment with its attendant living wage, union rights and benefits like maternity leave and health insurance.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Emmi de Jesus

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Women’s groups call for release of two women political prisoners

MANILA – Progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to Camp Crame of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday, April 22 to demand for the immediate release of National Democratic Front of the Philippines’ consultant Wilma Austria-Tiamzon and Andrea...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Military operations force Lumads to evacuate

“Isn’t this a sign of the cold-heartedness of our government? Needless to say, the recent forcible evacuation affirmed that even children are not spared from the violence of military operations. “ – Children’s Rehabilitation Center

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Displaced Ata-Manobo children decry military harassment

Army spokesman Capt. Ernest Carolina claims residents were 'tricked' into believing promises of the NPAs.

Friday, April 4th, 2014

State soldiers’ killing of Roque Antivo, 8, still without justice a year later

The protest rally, held in commemoration of Roque’s first death anniversary, calls for justice for all children killed by the state forces.

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Where is justice for women victims of violence?

MANILA – Women’s group Gabriela joined the call for “long overdue” justice for Ruby Rose Barrameda who went missing in 2007. Her body was found inside a cemented steel drum two years after. Gabriela with Ruby Rose’s...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

4 months after typhoon Haiyan| Children still struggling to cope, survive

The family’s livelihood, relief, and schools are what children need most to cope and recover, but even these are still scarce in areas devastated by the supertyphoon, more than four months after.

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