MANILA, August 30, 2011–In the commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared today, people in New Zealand who are in solidarity with the people of the Philippines, urge President Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III to help ease the pain and agony of the families and friends of the disappeared by surfacing them; or if […]
(A special report on Seafarers’ Week) With the world economic crisis still there, the 24/7 piracy attacks in key waterways in the world, and the continued human rights violations on-board, the Filipino mariners and seafarers had no other hope but to stand, struggle and fight for their rights as human beings and as workers. By: […]
MANILA, August 4, 2011—As second semester of the Academic Year 2011 – 2012 is at nigh, different student and youth groups trooped the Congress today to press the lawmakers to increase the budget in education and to stop the slashing off the budget allocated for state universities and colleges (SUCs).
MANILA—The flaws in the implementation of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is actually the reflection of the flawed program itself. Lito Ustarez, executive vice chair of the labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said in a statement that the Aquino government is wrong in thinking that the 4Ps […]
MANILA—Abuse of the legal process and corruption are among the major reasons why cases filed before the National Labor Relations Commission and other quasi-judicial bodies are slowly moving. This was the statement of the maritime labor center, International Seafarers’ Action Center (ISAC) inManila.