2010 education budget not enough—Kabataan solon

The government spends too little for education. And what is more saddening, corruption and misspending eat up the bulk of the measly budget.


Missing activist in Cagayan Valley abducted, tortured

Contrary to State’s claim, says Ma. Cristina Angela Guevarra, national chair of the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) and the spokesperson of TANGGULAN, surfaced activist Noriel Rodriguez was heavily tortured for 10 days by the members of the 17th IBPA in Alcala.

Distressed OFWs in Jeddah ask for food, repatriation

More than 100 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) awaiting deportation at the Hajj Airport Deportation Center in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia has renewed their appeal to the Philippine government to provide them food and medicines, as well as to immediately repatriate them.


Writer-artist decries military surveillance

A noted writer and artist who is also a professor at the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman decried Wednesday what he said was the surveillance amounting to harassment done on him by alleged military intelligence personnel.


Instead of text tax, cut President’s budget to fund education: solon

Kabataan party-list in Congress wants Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s budget to be cut, and re-channel a portion of it to fund the education sector, instead of burdening the people with new taxes.


Seafaring industry faces economic crisis, decline in competent crew

Notwithstanding bail-out packages from the world’s greatest economies like the US and the UK, the maritime industry has begun to feel the effects bof the global financial crunch.


OFWs death toll in Mid-East rising; gov’t urged to investigate

The statistics of deaths involving overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) is rising and Migrante Middle East, an alliance of OFW organizations in the region has raised the alarm, urging the Philippine government to thoroughly investigate the cases.