Rossana "Sharon" Cabusao, at the Pinoy Weekly office in 2004. PW File Photo

Arrests, harassment vs peace consultants, negotiator intensify

June 3, 2015

Human rights group Karapatan scored the Aquino administration for arresting another peace consultant to the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). Karapatan said peace consultant Adelberto Silva, 67, was arrested by combined elements of military intelligence units as well as the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on June […]

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Eskuwela ng mga katutubo sa Talaingod, pinasusunog ng militar, mga guro binabantaan

May 26, 2015

Inutusan ng mga sundalo ng gobyerno ang mga lider-katutubo ng Salugpungan Ta Tanu Igkanugon sa Sitio Tibukag, Talaingod, Davao del Sur na sunugin ang sarili nilang katutubong eskuwelahan na inaakusahan ng mga sundalo na “eskuwelahan ng mga rebelde”. Iniulat ni Datu Ginom Andel, pinuno ng Salugpungan, sa Save Our Schools Network na patuloy ang panghaharas sa kanila ng mga […]

Ikatlong araw ng vigil sa harap ng Indonesian embassy. Pher Pasion

#MaryJaneLives

May 1, 2015

It was a uniquely amazing experience: thousands of people, anxiously awaiting the imminent execution of one of their own — Filipino migrant worker Mary Jane Veloso — and then being told that something unexpectedly good happened after all. She lived. The Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, had, at literally the last minute, decided to stay Mary Jane’s execution. […]

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LIVE UPDATES | #SaveMaryJaneVeloso

April 27, 2015

Tweets by @pinoyweekly This April 28, the Indonesian government led by President Joko Widodo has committed to kill overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso. This despite the frantic last-minute campaign to plead for her clemency, from the various people’s organizations and personalities in the Philippines to Indonesian groups and celebrities to migrant rights activists and […]

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Larawan | Ika-42 taon ng pagkakatatag ng NDF, ginunita sa raling iglap

April 25, 2015

Nagsagawa ng raling iglap sa mataong kalsada ng EDSA at Aurora Boulevard sa Cubao, Quezon City ang  rebolusyonaryong mga organisasyong kaanib ng National Democratic Front (NDF), bilang paggunita sa ika-42 anibersaryo ng pagkakatatag nito. Sa kanilang martsa, muling ipinanawagan ng NDF ang pagpapatalsik sa namamayaning sistemang pampulitika at panlipunan sa Pilipinas na kinakatawan ng administrasyong Aquino. […]

Mag-asawang Tiamzon, pinahuli ni Aquino kahit na mahalagang konsultant sa usapang pangkapayapaan. PW File Photo

Kaso vs mag-asawang Tiamzon, ibinasura ng korte

April 17, 2015

Ibinasura ng Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 81 ang isa sa dalawang kaso ng kidnapping laban kina Benito Tiamzon at Wilma Austria, mag-asawang rebolusyonaryo at kapwa peace consultant ng National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDF). Ayon sa grupong Karapatan, nabigong sumipot sa pre-trial hearing ng korte si Sgt. John Jacob, tumatayong complainant-witness sa isang […]

Health groups conducted a people's hearing on the crimes of Noynoy Aquino against the people held at Plaza Salamanca in Manila City. Pher Pasion

Health groups intensify calls for Aquino’s resignation

April 14, 2015

Health workers’ groups gathered at Plaza Salamanca along Taft Avenue in Manila to intensify their call for President Aquino’s resignation from the presidency, days after the latest House hearing on the Mamasapano bloodbath. An alliance of health advocates, workers, and professionals calling for Aquino’s resignation, Rx: Aquino Resign Now!, said that the president’s crimes can no […]

(Left) House probe on Mamasapano incident. (Right) President Aquino. Photos: Gabriela Women's Party; Malacanang Photo

Makabayan bloc’s 20 questions to President Aquino on Mamasapano

April 7, 2015

The House Committee on Public Order and Safety, together with the Committee on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity, again, and in an expression of utmost loyalty to President Aquino, voted to reject the Makabayan bloc’s* motion for the House of Representatives to officially submit to the President 20 questions regarding his actions on the Mamasapano debacle. […]