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Alipin ng kontraktuwal na paggawa

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Palipat-lipat ng trabaho si Ellen. Pagktapos makakuha ng dalawang-taong kuro na electronics technology, unang pumasok si Ellen sa isang kompanya na gumagawa ng mga piyesa para sa DVD player sa Laguna. Pero limang buwan lang siyang namasukan. Ang dahilan, isa siyang kontraktuwal. Kaya’t hindi na bago sa mga manggagawa ang katawagang Endo (End of Contract). [...]

Again and again, farmers defy land grabbing in Hacienda Luisita

Hacienda luisita farmers continue to assert their rights (PW file photo)

The land had just yielded a bountiful rice harvest. Farmers were just about ready to sow mongo seeds to rejuvenate the land and prepare it for the next planting season. But on the morning of January 16, farmers in Brgy. Cutcut woke up to find that a hut, a security outpost of the Cojuangco-owned Tarlac [...]

10 istoryang pinalampas ng midya noong 2013

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Nitong nakaraang taon, tila mas sumikat ang katawagang “yellow media” bilang bansag  sa media organizations na kadalasang paborable kay Pangulong Aquino at sa kanyang administrasyon ang coverage. Ayon sa mga kritiko nito, lalong nalantad ang kanilang bias pabor sa administrasyon matapos salantahin ang bansa ng bagyong Yolanda—international media pa ang pinakamaingay na naglantad sa anila’y pagpapabaya ng [...]

Frequently Asked Questions on The U.S. Secretary of State Visit to the Philippines

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1. Why is U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visiting the Philippines this Tuesday, December 17th? He is meeting with President Aquino to strengthen agreements on increasing U.S. military presence in the Philippines. 2. Why does the U.S. want to increase military presence in the Philippines? As China continues to develop as a leading world [...]

People’s Initiative, sandata ng publiko kontra pork barrel

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Hindi pa tapos ang laban kontra sa pork barrel. Ito ang sinabi ng iba’t ibang grupo at personahe na kontra pork barrel sa isang pambansang asembleya hinggil sa people’s initiative kontra sa anumang uri ng lump sum appropriations sa badyet ng gobyerno. Sa kabila ng desisyon ng Korte Suprema noong Nobyembre na nagdedeklarang labag sa Saligang Batas ang Priority Development Assistance Fund [...]

Various sectors show solidarity with Yolanda survivors, express anger at ‘inept’ Aquino gov’t

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Sectoral groups and individuals in the Philippines and abroad observed the International Day of Solidarity for victims of the typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) on November 13 by gathering in schools, communities, offices and workplaces, as well as expressing solidarity online. Lighting candles, offering prayers, songs, and speeches, students, faculty, and employees from two biggest [...]

‘I am not a crook’ | Noynoy’s October 30 speech annotated

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When word spread that handlers of President Benigno Aquino III had asked major television networks for ten or so minutes on prime time to make a “big announcement” on the pork barrel scandal at 7:45 PM of October 30, many media pundits noted that the President may be on to something historic. After all, rare [...]

Kabataan handa sa people’s initiative, ‘pag-aalsang bayan’ kontra pork barrel

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Nagpahayag ng suporta ang mga grupo ng kabataan sa nakaplanong people’s initiative laban sa pork barrel system na unang inahayag ni dating Chief Justice Reynato Puno. “Hinog ang panahon para isakamay ng mga mamamayan ang pagsasagawa ng batas dahil sa kapalpakan ng Kongreso na magpasa ng batas na magbabasura sa pork barrel system,” ani Einstein Recedes, national [...]

Mga Larawan | Dahil sistemang pork barrel ang tunay na Pinoy horror story

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Dahil tunay na nakakatakot para sa mga mamamayan ang sistemang pork barrel, nagsagawa ng isang costume parade na pinamagatang “Katakurakotan” ang iba’t ibang grupo’t indibidwal sa pangunguna ng #AbolishPork Movement noong Oktubre 23. Mula Rajah Sulaiman Park, nagmartsa ang daan-daang mga aktibista at indibidwal patungong Senado sa CCP Complex, Pasay City. At dahil malapit na ang Kanluraning holiday [...]

Infographic | Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program

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Several lawmakers, organizations and constitutional experts have expressed their opinion that President Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) is unconstitutional. Worse, this lump-sum fund, taken from “savings” of many government agencies, has supposedly been used as “bribe” for senators who voted to remove impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona last year. And due to its nature as [...]

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