Wage Discrimination and Other Seafarers’ Woes

“The rights of workers, that is, the right to be organized into unions, to collective bargaining, to security of tenure and to have a just and humane condition at work, are continuously being denied them by capitalists who are only after profits. This is, despite the fact that these are embodied by the Constitution and other international legal instruments and conventions,” says Joseph T. Entero, a maritime labor lawyer.

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Youth solon seeks probe of DepEd ‘overpricing’

Kabataan party-list Representative Raymond “Mong” Palatino has iled a resolution directing the House committee on basic education and culture to investigate the allegedly overpriced procurement of medical and dental supplies by the Department of Education (DepEd).

Arroyo’s achievements in education, a fairytale—solon

Kabataan partylist Rep. Raymond Palatino described Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last Monday, July 27, a fairytale.

Donation will not end piracy-NGO

A nongovernment seafarers’ advocacy group said a $20,000 (P965, 046.25) donation approved by Malacanang to a United Nations trust fund to support Somali security institutions would not end piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

Pinoys hungrier if charter “overhaul” pushes—Anakbayan

As Congress’s session opens this July 27, youth group Anakbayan forewarns the public that if Charter Change pushes through, hunger incidence in the country will rise as it proposes a 100 percent ownership of agricultural and industrial lands and basic utilities in the country.

Environmentalists say goodbye to Gloria

Complete with a cake with the small figurine of Mrs. Arroyo holding a big luggage full of money, allegedly plundered from the country’s chest, ENRAGED members are wishing that Mrs. Arroyo’s relinquishing of power may come very soon.