Fisherfolks ask Congress to repeal Aurola Eco-Zone law

Members of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) appealed to lawmakers to repeal Republic Act No. 9490, the law that creates the Aurora Special Economic Zone Authority (Aseza) as it will displace thousands of peasants, indigenous peoples, and small fishermen.

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Youth solon refiles bill protecting BPO workers

Quezon City, August 20, 2010—Kabataan Rep. Raymond V. Palatino had re-filed House Bill (HB) No. 2962 or the BPO Workers Welfare & Protection Act of 2010, which is aimed to push for the better working conditions and protect the business process outsourcing workers, commonly known as call center agents. “Though bigger BPO companies offer relatively […]

Member of Morong 43 who had given birth back to prison

ANTIPOLO CITY, August 19, 2010—The Free the 43 Health Workers Alliance was disappointed over the decision by the Morong Regional Trial Court (RTC) of denying Judielyn Carina Oliveros, motion for release, together with her new born child. Oliveros, 26, had just given birth to her son at the Philippine General Hospital last week of July. […]

Despite huge catch: Laguna Lake fishermen’s income remain low

Notwithstanding the effects of the typhoon Basyang (International Name: Conson), the 98,000-hectare Laguna de Bay had given the fisherfolks a bountiful harvest. But fishermen in Binangonan, Rizal say, they can gather as much as 100 kilos (220.46 lbs) of fish in just one fishing. However, Salvador France of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas or Pamalakaya says, there is no cause for celebration for the income of the fisherfolks in Laguna de Bai continued to decline, thus leaving the fisherfolks and their families in deep penury.

In light of delayed repatriation of OFWs remains Migrante urges Congress to probe OWWA, DFA funds

Migrant workers’ watchdog Migrante International urges the Congress to investigate the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) on how they spent their funds and why they have failed in bringing dozens of frozen cadavers of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Mid-east and other parts of Asia, home.

Alternatiba sa VAT sa toll fee, pinag-aaralan na—Palasyo

Matapos na magpalabas ng temporary restraining order o TRO ang Korte Suprema hinggil sa pagpapataw ng value-added tax (VAT) sa bayad sa toll sa South Luzon Expressway, pinag-aaralan na ng Palasyo kung ano ang maaaring alternatiba rito.

Pribatisasyon ng IPPs, magpapababa ng presyo ng kuryente?

Pagsasapribado ng mga independent power producer (IPPs) plant ang nakikitang solusyon ng Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), ang kumpanya ng gobyerno na namamahala sa pagsasapribado ng mga pag-aari ng National Power Corp. (Napocor) at National Transmission Corp. (TransCo), upang mapababa diumano ang singil sa universal charge for stranded debts (UC-SD), na ikinakarga sa bill ng mga konsiyumer.