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.

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). 

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.

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 […]

Pribatisasyon ng IPPs, magpapababa ng presyo ng kuryente?

Pagsasapribado ng mga independent power producer (IPPs) plant ang nakikitang solusyon ng Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM), ang kumpanya ng gobyerno na namamahala sa pagsasapribado ng mga pag-aari ng National Power Corp. (Napocor) at National Transmission Corp. (TransCo), upang mapababa diumano ang singil sa universal charge for stranded debts (UC-SD), na ikinakarga sa bill ng mga konsiyumer.

SPECIAL LABOR REPORT: Labor groups want PAL be ‘nationalized,’ stop contractualization of labor

Group advocating job tenure in the Philippines, Tanggol Kabuhayan-Pilipinas (Tanggol Kabuhayan) condems the termination of more than 600 pilots of the Philippine Airlines and urges the government to nationalize Lucio Tan’s airline company.

Stinky toilets, dirty hospital corridors not the real problems: ‘See the larger picture on health’ DOH told

In order to address the healthcare problem in R.P., health experts identified six (6) building blocks that will serve as the foundation for instituting reforms in the health care system: health financing, service delivery, health workforce, health information system, medical products, vaccines and technologies, and leadership and governance.