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Partylist bares agenda for children * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Partylist bares agenda for children

MANILA – Give voice to the voiceless. This is the call of a partylist group for children – Akap Bata Partylist. In a colorful Flores De Mayo, the children together with their nominees paraded displaying their agenda on May 5, Sunday at Plaza Remedios, Malate, Manila. The group found a creative way to put forward children’s agenda instead of a traditional meeting de avance. Their agenda includes; Make quality education free and accessible to all Filipino children by allocating 6% of the country’s total GDP, as mandated by international standards;…

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Senatorial bet Casiño criticizes Aquino for depressing wages, pushing contractualization * Latest Posts Labor & Employment - Front Top Stories 

Senatorial bet Casiño criticizes Aquino for depressing wages, pushing contractualization

“There really is something wrong in a system where workers are being deprived of the salary they deserve while companies are allowed to milk as much profits from their businesses. In the first place, there will be no progress and growth in any economy if not for workers.”

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Casiño runs with HK migrants, urges Aquino to support their direct hiring * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Casiño runs with HK migrants, urges Aquino to support their direct hiring

MANILA – Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño today, April 7, questioned the Aquino government why it is still letting recruitment agencies to monopolize the hiring of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong. Casiño is in Hong Kong today with Filipino household service compatriots. With migrant workers he did his signature run from the Subway entrance to Chater Road West. Casiño said it is time to consider lifting the ban on direct hiring as proposed by migrant groups. Recently, Philippine recruitment agencies for Hong Kong implemented a moratorium on hiring of…

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Casiño leads symbolic eating of ‘saba’ to press country’s claim over Sabah * Latest Posts News in Pictures 

Casiño leads symbolic eating of ‘saba’ to press country’s claim over Sabah

Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño led members of Bayan Muna Party to a symbolic eating of saba, a banana variety, at Liwasang Bonifacio to protest the government’s ‘betrayal’ of Philippine sovereignty over the Sabah controversy. Casiño said that President Benigno Aquino III betrayed Philippine sovereignty when he ordered the followers of Sultan Jamalul Kiram III to surrender instead of talking to them. The progressive lawmaker also condemned Malaysia’s unrelenting air strikes and ground attacks in Sabah. Casiño lamented Malaysia’s refusal to declare a ceasefire as proposed by Kiram. “Their media…

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Casiño ‘runs’ to Senate on first day of election campaign * Latest Posts Other Stories Politics & Governance 

Casiño ‘runs’ to Senate on first day of election campaign

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – Early morning of Feb. 12, Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño “ran” before the Senate office in Pasay City to kick off the first day of the 90-day election campaign period. “My run for a senator position is not for me. It belongs to ordinary citizens,”Casiño told reporters as he reached the Senate building. The independent senatorial bet literally ran from Taft Avenue in Buendia to the Senate building. Casiño was accompanied by families, friends and colleagues among progressive organizations. Running with them,…

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Solon asks gov’t to protect BPO workers * Latest Posts Economy Labor & Employment Labor & Employment - Front Other Stories 

Solon asks gov’t to protect BPO workers

By RITCHE T. SALGADO Bulatlat.com CEBU CITY — With the continuing growth of the Business Process Outsourcing sector, a partylist lawmaker expressed the urgency for government to look after the welfare of the sector’s workers. “We should be happy that Cebu has improved its ranking from 9th to 8th among emerged business process outsourcing destinations,” Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño told Bulatlat.com, responding to a recent report released by Tholons, a global full-services strategic and advisory firm for global outsourcing and research. “This should signal government to train its sights…

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Congress urged to pass bills for greater transparency in government * Latest Posts Politics & Governance Top Stories 

Congress urged to pass bills for greater transparency in government

ByANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“Transparency and accountability are part and parcel of good governance. Espousing an anti-corruption agenda without passing enabling laws is a conundrum beyond comprehension.” – Rep. Raymond Palatino, Kabataan Party-list

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