OPINION: What’s withLagunaLake?

The largest freshwater lake in the Philippinesis on the spotlight as the Baggerwerken Decloedt en Zoon (BDC), a Belgian firm offering maintenance dredging, port construction and development, and land reclamation had filed a case against the Philippine Government before the Washington, D.C.-based International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. What’s the reason? President Benigno C. […]

Don’t pay Belgian dredging firm, P-Noy told

MANILA, Sept. 27, 2011—Militant fisherfolk group, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), urged the Benigno C. Aquino III government not to pay the Belgian firm hired to do the dredging of the 90,000-hectare (222,394.843 acres) Laguna Lake in Luzon.

Groups appeal for help for ‘Pedring’ survivors

MANILA, September 27, 2011—The Resist Apeco! Defend Aurora Movement appealed for help for the fisherfolks and farmers affected by the typhoon Pedring (International Code: Nestat).Auroraprovince is one of the provinces which were lashed by typhoon Pedring. In a Facebook message, Resist Apeco! DefendAuroraconveners said that individuals and groups can help by sending canned goods, rice, […]

Suspension of Juvenile Justice Law, immature—group

MANILA, September 14, 2011—Akap-Bata Partylist assails the proposed suspension of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Law (Republic Act 9344) as the Philippine Legislature has to decide whether to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine and had said that it will just aggravate the bourgeoning problem of child abuse. […]

Campus journalists cried foul over campus freedom violations, urges the government to act over reports of repression

MANILA, September 13, 2011—Campus journalists cried foul after the Adamson University allegedly barred the members of the Editorial Board of the Adamson Chronicle from enrolling for the first semester of the current school year, withholding the news organ’s funds, and preventing its circulation officer to distribute the printed materials. Former Trinity Observer editor-in-chief Romina Astudillo […]