P-Noy’s motives of discussing Corona impeachment to US senators questioned

MANILA, Jan. 19, 2012—Fisherfolks’ group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) questioned the motives of President Benigno C. Aquino III of discussing the impeachment case of Chief Justice Renato C. Corona to United States (US) senators visiting the Philippines. Advertisements

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 […]

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.

Special Report: New Zealanders urge P-Noy to end disappearances, other atrocities in PH

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 […]

Filipino mariners: sailing on turbulent seas

(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: […]

Youth groups protest education budget cuts

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). 

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.