Corruption hampers speedy resolution of labor cases—groups

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.

Audit own intel funds, P-Noy told

MANILA, July 20, 2011—The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) asks the Aquino government to properly, transparently and completely audit the intelligence funds, amounting to P1.46 billion (US$34.05 million), which the Congress has approved last year. Fernando Hicap, Pamalakaya’s national chair, says that the President should inform the public how the said amount […]

Badyet ng DOH para sa 2011 namumurong matapyas

Taliwas sa naunang pa­ngako ng Pangulong Benigno S. Aquino III na bibigyang-halaga nito ang kalusugan nina Maria at Juan dela Cruz, bawas na pondo para sa pampublikong mga ospital ang nasasaad sa inihaing panukalang badyet nito sa taong 2011. Ito ang naging obserbasyon ng IBON Foundation, Inc. isang indipendiyenteng ahensiya sa pananaliksik. “Ang aytem sa […]

Fisherfolk group scores DENR P1-B computer project

Members of the Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamaalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) scored the P1-Billion computer project of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), saying that it is just a “brazen wasting of taxpayers’ money.”

SPECIAL REPORT ON GAMBLING: Fisherfolks to join force with Church vs. gambling

Militant fisherfolks under Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya sa Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) is willing to join force with the Roman Catholic Church in the crusade against “Las Vegasnization” of the Philippines.

Statement of Account ng OWWA, isapubliko—Migrante

Hinamon ng grupong Migrante-Middle East (Migrante-ME) ang Overseas Workers’ Welfare Administration (OWWA) na isapubliko ang listahan ng mga pinagkagastusan at pumapasok na pera sa ahensiya (statement of accounts) upang malaman ng mga mi­yembro kung magkano na ang kanilang perang nakalagak sa ahensiya.

Lady Solon wants AIDS fund probed

Global Fund for HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis, one of country’s biggest donors for HIV and AIDS programs had already suspended all five of its grants to the Tropical Disease Foundation (TDF) in the Philippines after reports of unauthorized expenditure, says Iloilo Rep. Janette Garin.