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. […]

Farmers start tilling in disputed Hacienda Luisita

MANILA—Hacienda Luisita farm-workers had taken the risk of tilling the 500-hectare land sold by the Hacienda Luisita, Inc. to the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. of the Yuchengcos, claiming that the land, since 1956, is theirs as they were the ones who toiled, from morning till dusk, just to make the HLI “alive.”

FAO official rejects probe on Laguna Lake project

To the fishermen’s disappointment, William Rolf, senior fisher officer of the United Nations’ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) had rejected the request of the group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) to probe the impending dredging of the largest freshwater lake in the Philippines, the Laguna de Bai.

Religious group assails violent dispersal of farmers

Sociopastoral organization, Promotion of Church Peoples’ Response (PCPR) has assailed the violent dispersal of 42 farmers doing a camp-out along the Chino Roces (Mendiola) Bridge, in Manila on July 3. Most of the farmers came from Laguna and Tarlac, asking the newly installed president, Benigno Simeon C. Aquino III, to act swiftly on the problem of agrarian reform in the country.

Sa Buwan ng Kababaihan: Mga Eba ng tahanan, hikahos pa rin

Ngayong ipinagdiriwang ng buong mundo ang Sentenaryo ng Araw ng mga Kababaihan, sinasabing ang mga Pinay ay nananatili pa ring nakatali sa yapos ng kahirapan at oportunidad.

NZ OFWs tell presidentiables: Bare plans on migration, labor

Migrante’s local chapter in New Zealand (NZ) challenges presidential aspirants to reveal their programs for labor and the migrant workers, saying that they want to know whether, like past administrations, the country will depend heavily on labor export and remittances to keep the Philippine economy afloat.

Pinoys hungrier if charter “overhaul” pushes—Anakbayan

As Congress’s session opens this July 27, youth group Anakbayan forewarns the public that if Charter Change pushes through, hunger incidence in the country will rise as it proposes a 100 percent ownership of agricultural and industrial lands and basic utilities in the country.