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. Advertisements

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, […]

KMU assails DOF’s plan to increase self-employed taxes

MANILA, July 16, 2011—Militant labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) assails the Department of Finance’s (DOF) plan to increase the tax payment of workers, under self-employed and professional categories in order to beef up government funds. Joselito “Ka Lito” Ustarez, vice chair of the KMU said in a statement that the DOF, particularly the Bureau […]

Govt urged to help pregnant OFW raped in Saudi

MANILA—Migrant workers’ watchdog, Migrante Middle-East (ME) asked the Philippine Government to quickly extend help to a Filipina, who was gang-raped in Saudi Arabia. “A very reliable source confirmed that, based on the police’s initial investigation, the rape-survivor had had her routine check up in one of the general clinics in Dammam. When she’s walking towards […]

Ending culture of impunity will end journalists’ murders—CEGP

MANILA, March 28, 2011—College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines-National Capital Region (CEGP-NCR) says that ending the culture of impunity in the country will stop all extrajudicial killings, especially of the media persons critical on the issues of corruption in the government. The statement was issued as there’s pressure to Malacañang by some media groups to […]

Total mining ban pushed

MANILA, Feb. 24, 2011—An environmental group has called for a “genuine” moratorium to all large-scale mining activities across the archipelago, in a bid to salvage the remaining forests in the country. Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment (KPNE) made the appeal in a forum, attended by environmentalists and conservationists at the University of the Philippines […]

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 […]