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Coco Martin humingi ng dispensa, nangakong tutulong sa adbokasiya ng kababaihan

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Personal na humingi ng dispensa ang sikat na aktor si Coco Martin sa kababaihan dahil sa paglahok niya sa isang fashion show na The Naked Truth ng kompanyang Bench na kinatampukan ng isang nakatali babae na parang alagang hayop. Sa isang pulong na dinaluhan ng mga kinatawan ng mga grupong pangkababaihan tulad ng Gabriela, Philippine [...]

LETTER | Luisita landgrabbers cited ‘labor-law compliant’ by DOLE

Labor Sec. Rosalinda Baldoz helps inaugurate Luisita Industrial Park. Photo courtesy: DOLE Region III

What kind of message is the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz sending to the public in conferring unprecedented distinction to the Luisita Industrial Park – a hub widely-known to be part of the still dispute-ridden and controversial Hacienda Luisita estate? While it is up to the workers themselves in the Luisita [...]

SEA indigenous people to media: Give voice to our struggles

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Bangkok, Thailand – Representing almost 50 million people with more than 1,000 groups scattered in 10 member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), indigenous people’s groups challenged media practitioners to be more prudent in reporting issues that affect their identity, culture and rights. In a recent two-day media dialogue here, indigenous people from [...]

Over 200 student leaders from Luzon gather in NUSP’s ‘Dap-ayan’

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More than 200 delegates from 50 different universities and colleges all over Luzon on September 12 to 15 gathered to forge unities and collective actions, as well as exchange ideas, learn from each other and collectively decide on matters affecting the studentry, youth and the nation. “Dap-ayan 2014: 6th Luzonwide Student Leaders Congress and Student [...]

PH migrants express support for HK protests

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Filipino migrants and progressive Filipino organizations in China’s Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau expressed their solidarity with massive people’s protests in Hong Kong that call for reforms and democratization amid “worsening economic conditions”. The group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Hong Kong & Macau (Bayan-HKM – New Patriotic Alliance) also condemned the governments of [...]

What’s up, Hong Kong?

Aaron Ceradoy

When the request for a column about what is now happening in Hong Kong came in, I was honestly stumped about what to write. Should I write about the issue, or issues, the protesters are carrying? For indeed, while many may think that life is bliss in Hong Kong, the people here have legitimate issues [...]

Dalawang dinukot na kabataan, tinortyur – Ridon

Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon PW file photo/Pher Pasion

Sumailalim sa mental at psychological torture ang dalawang kabataang organisador sa isang kampo ng militar bago sila inilitaw sa Cabanatuan City ng mga pulis. Ito ang napag-alaman ni Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon, matapos makausaup ang dalawang kabataan na sina Gerald Salonga, 24 at Guiller Cadano, 22. Sa bisita ng kabataang kongresista noong Setyembre 28 sa [...]

After the protest: Fil-Ams who dared to question Aquino

Lingat (extreme left) at an exposure trip at Hacienda Luisita last July. PinoyMedia Center

Filipino-Americans took the lead in speaking up on human rights violations in the Philippines during Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s speech in a World Leaders Forum at New York’s Columbia University last September 23. Aquino was answering a question regarding extrajudicial killings in the Philippines when Joelle Lingat, a Fil-Am and member of Anakbayan New Jersey, [...]

Badyet para sa SUCs, kulang na kulang pa rin

Nasa P3 bilyong piso ang pondong kakailanganin ng Polytechnic University of the Philippines.Pher Pasion

Nanawagan ng mas mataas na badyet para sa 113 state universities and colleges (SUCs) sa bansa si Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon, sa deliberasyon sa Kamara ng pambansang badyet para sa 2015. Sa datos ng Department of Budegt and Management (DBM), nasa P43.3 Bilyon lamang ang nakatakdang ilaan ng gobyernong Aquino sa SUCs para sa 2015, malayo [...]

Paniningil ng terminal fee, tinutulan ng mga OFW

Tinututulan ng mga OFW ang awtomatikong paniningil ng mga terminal fee sa airline tiket simula Oktubre 1. Dapat exempted ang mga OFW sa nasabing buwis.

Ipinoprotesta ng grupo ng Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) ang awtomatikong paniningil ng P550 terminal fee sa airline tickets. Nabuo ang bagong patakaran sa isang Memorandum of Agreement na nilagdaan ng Manila International Airport Authority o MIAA at mga airline carrier, at agarang ipapatupad sa Oktubre 1. Ngunit sa ilalim ng Republic Act 10022 o Migrant [...]

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