SPECIAL REPORT: Groups ask govt.: “Where’s justice for Ampatuan massacre?”

MANILA, November 23, 2011—Two years, ago 58 people, 32 of which are journalists, were massacred and buried in a shallow grave in Sharif Aguak, also known as the Ampatuan town in Maguindanao, a province in the Southern Philippines. While one of the primary suspects, former Mayor Andal Ampatuan Jr. is now in jail, together with […]

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. […]

Seafarers, called to unite on fight for their rights and welfare

MANILA, June 25, 2011—The International Seafarers’ Action Center (ISAC) calls on different mariners’ and seafarers’ groups to intensify its struggles for their rights and welfare, as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) declares June 25 as the 1st Day for the Seafarer. In a statement, ISAC said that seafarers face myriad of problems, which solutions remain […]

IP group assails Phil. Army’s ‘moronic’ statement

ANTIPOLO City, December 7, 2010—The Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (KAMP) asailed Philippine Army spokesperson, Col. Antonio Parlade’s statement saying that the National Democratic Front’s call for the release of Morong 43 is a concrete evidence that the 43 health workers arrested in Morong, Rizal are truly members of the communist, New People’s […]

Karapatan office in Bicol raided, 4 nabbed for being “NPA recruiters”

Antipolo City, November 25, 2010—The office of local chapter of Karapatan in Camarines Norte was “ransacked” by the elements of the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines last November 23 and arrested four persons found in the office, reports Karapatan national office in Quezon City. Calling the raid, “Gestapo-style,” Amaryllis “Marie” Hilao-Enriquez, […]

Canadian lawyers want Morong 43 free

A SPECIAL REPORT ON MORONG 43 CASE MANILA, October 6, 2010—The Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada (LRWC) has sent a letter to President Benigno C. Aquino III and Justice Secretary Leila B. De Lima requesting to set free the Morong 43, or the 43 health workers arrested due to accusations of rebellion and illegal possession of […]

Urban poor in Tondo to protest impending demolition

“Within the first 100 days of P-noy (Pres. Aquino’s alias given by the media) in the Palace, significant numbers of demolition incidents and dislocation of urban poor families occurred. Instead of establishing a government that is building lives and communities, it seems that the Aquino administration is serving as vehicle to further destruct and destroy the pillars of our society,” says urban poor leader Joy Lumawod of the Tondo Foreshoreland People’s Alliance in a statement.