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, […]

Suspension of Juvenile Justice Law, immature—group

MANILA, September 14, 2011—Akap-Bata Partylist assails the proposed suspension of the implementation of the Juvenile Justice Law (Republic Act 9344) as the Philippine Legislature has to decide whether to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to nine and had said that it will just aggravate the bourgeoning problem of child abuse. […]

Campus journalists cried foul over campus freedom violations, urges the government to act over reports of repression

MANILA, September 13, 2011—Campus journalists cried foul after the Adamson University allegedly barred the members of the Editorial Board of the Adamson Chronicle from enrolling for the first semester of the current school year, withholding the news organ’s funds, and preventing its circulation officer to distribute the printed materials. Former Trinity Observer editor-in-chief Romina Astudillo […]

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). 

Flaws in CCT implementation proof of flawed program itself—KMU

MANILA—The flaws in the implementation of the conditional cash transfer (CCT) or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is actually the reflection of the flawed program itself. Lito Ustarez, executive vice chair of the labor center, Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) said in a statement that the Aquino government is wrong in thinking that the 4Ps […]