Pinoy Weekly » Multimedia http://pinoyweekly.org/new Philippine news, analysis, and investigative stories Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:27:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 VIDEO | Payatas: Patuloy na Trahedya ng Maralita http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-payatas-patuloy-na-trahedya-ng-maralita/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/video-payatas-patuloy-na-trahedya-ng-maralita/#comments Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:17:07 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=30447

payatas guardsLabing-apat na taon makaraan ang Payatas Tragedy na kumitil sa buhay ng 300 katao, patuloy na nananawagan ang mga pamilya at maralitang residente ng Payatas ng hustisya, trabaho, at pagtigil sa demolisyon. Iginigiit nilang dapat ipasara na ang tambakan, sa halip na palayasin sila, mga residenteng binigyan ng lote doon noong dekada ’80. Sa ilalim ng gobyernong BS Aquino, napapako pa rin umano ang mga pangako ng gobyerno sa tinaguriang “Lupang Pangako.”

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INFOGRAPHIC | Aquino’s Disbursement Acceleration Program http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/infographic-dap-noynoy-aquino/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/07/infographic-dap-noynoy-aquino/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:30:05 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=26356  

DAP infographic(2)

UPDATE (1 July 2014): The Supreme Court has declared parts (albeit most important ones) of President Aquino’s memoranda and other declarations regarding Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) as unconstitutional. Months before the decision came out, several lawmakers, organizations and constitutional experts have already expressed their opinion on DAP’s unconstitutionality. 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 in 2012. And due to its nature as a “presidential pork”, DAP is prone to corruption as any pork barrel fund.

First uploaded: 18 October 2013

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Mga Larawan | EDCA at pork barrel, patunay ng ‘kawalan ng kalayaan’ sa ilalim ni Aquino http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/06/mga-larawan-edca-at-pork-barrel-mukha-ng-kawalan-ng-kalayaan-sa-ilalim-ni-aquino/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/06/mga-larawan-edca-at-pork-barrel-mukha-ng-kawalan-ng-kalayaan-sa-ilalim-ni-aquino/#comments Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:05:43 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29899 Si Pio Emmanuel Mijares sa Naga City, matapos makapagpiyansa, Hunyo 13. <strong>Kontribusyon/Vince Casilihan</strong>

Si Pio Emmanuel Mijares (naka-pula) sa Naga City, matapos makapagpiyansa, Hunyo 13. Kontribusyon/Vince Casilihan

Nitong Hunyo 12, ipinakita ng rehimen kung papaano nito ipinagdiriwang ang Araw ng Kalayaan: sa pamamagitan ng pagkumpiska ng simbolikong mga baril ng mga Katipunerong nagsasagawa ng street play malapit sa embahada ng Amerika. Sa parehong umagang iyon, inaresto ng Presidential Security Group ng Pangulo ang isang estudyante, ang 19-anyos na si Pio Emmanuel Mijares ng Ateneo de Naga University, matapos sumigaw siya ng “Walang pagbabago, sa ilalim ni Aquino!”, “Aquino, patalsikin!” at iba pang islogan na dapat sanang hinahayaang iparinig sa Pangulo sa isang malaya at demokratikong lipunan.

Ito naman kasi ang mismong mensahe ng mga nagprotesta, na pinangunahan ng Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) malapit sa embahada ng US sa umaga, at malawak na alyansang kontra-pork barrel na #AbolishPork Barrel Movement sa hapon: Hindi tunay na malaya ang bayan na pinangingibabawan ng isang dayuhang (at imperyalistang) bansa sa pulitika at ekonomiya, at pinamumunuan ng isang gobyerno na nagkukunsinti ng malawakang pangungurakot sa porma ng sistemang pork barrel.

Ipinagkita ng dalawang pagkilos ang direktang pagkakaugnay ng dalawang problema, ng imperyalismo at ng sinasabi nitong burukrata-kapitalismo. Malawak ang hanay ng mga lumalaban sa pork barrel; kahit mga alyado ng Pangulo at mismong si Aquino, nagsasabing kontra sila sa pork barrel (kahit pinananatili ang sistemang ito sa ilalim ng 2014 Badyet at sa pagpapanatili ng Disbursement Acceleration Program o DAP na kontrol mismo ni Aquino). Pero sa mga progresibong lumahok (aabot ng halos 10,000, sa tantiya ng marami) sa protesta noong umaga at hapon, hindi magkahiwalay ito. May nangingibabaw na dayuhang interes, na siya namang nagkukunsinti sa mga katiwalian ng lokal na elite para patuloy na mapasunod ito. Samantala, matindi pa rin ang monopolyo sa lupa ng lokal na mga elite, at di pa rin malaya ang mayoryang magsasaka na pagyamanin ang lupa.

Iyan, sa maikling salita, ang Pilipinas. Iyan, sa maikling salita, ang kawalan ng kalayaan, mula 1898 hanggang sa kasalukuyan.

Mga larawan nina Boy Bagwis, Macky Macaspac, Pher Pasion, LJ Pasion, at Ilang-Ilang Quijano:

 Mistulang street theater ang bumungad sa mga pulis sa protesta ng Bayan sa embahada ng US: ang lider-obrero na si Sammy Malunes bilang Andres Bonifacio, kasama ang mga Katipunerong lumaban para sa kalayaan ng bayan noong rebolusyong 1896. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Mistulang street theater ang bumungad sa mga pulis sa protesta ng Bayan sa embahada ng US: ang lider-obrero na si Sammy Malunes bilang Andres Bonifacio, kasama ang mga Katipunerong lumaban para sa kalayaan ng bayan noong rebolusyong 1896. Pher Pasion

    Nakaumang ang mga "baril" na props sa pagsasadula ng mga aktibista sa rebolusyong 1896, sa harap ng mga pulis sa embahada ng Amerika. Nasa kaliwa si Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus bilang Katipunera / Inang Laya. Macky Macaspac

Nakaumang ang mga “baril” na props sa pagsasadula ng mga aktibista sa rebolusyong 1896, sa harap ng mga pulis sa embahada ng Amerika. Nasa kaliwa si Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus bilang Katipunera / Inang Laya. Macky Macaspac

Pinuwersang kunin ng mga pulis ang props na "baril" ng mga nagpoprotestang aktibista. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Pinuwersang kunin ng mga pulis ang props na “baril” ng mga nagpoprotestang aktibista. Pher Pasion

Tuloy ang protesta kahit malakas na bumuhos ang ulan. Nasa larawan si Garry Martinez ng Migrante International. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Tuloy ang protesta kahit malakas na bumuhos ang ulan. Nasa larawan si Garry Martinez ng Migrante International. Pher Pasion

Program na nabigo umanong mapagpasyang buwagin ang monopolyo sa lupa ng iilan, kung kaya wala pa ring tunay na kalayaan sa mga magsasakang Pilipino. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Pinatutukuyan ng KMP ang Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program na nabigo umanong mapagpasyang buwagin ang monopolyo sa lupa ng iilan, kung kaya wala pa ring tunay na kalayaan sa mga magsasakang Pilipino. Macky Macaspac

Pinagbabato ng kababaihan ang imahen ng Pangulo at mga alyadong sangkot sa pork barrel scam. <strong>LJ Pasion</strong>

Pinagbabato ng kababaihan ang imahen ng Pangulo at mga alyadong sangkot sa pork barrel scam. LJ Pasion

Mother Mary John Mananzan ng Babae Laban sa Katiwalian (Babala) at #AbolishPork Movement. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Mother Mary John Mananzan ng Babae Laban sa Katiwalian (Babala) at #AbolishPork Movement. Boy Bagwis

Muling dala ng Bayan sa protesta ng #AbolishPork Movement, hapon noong Hunyo 12 sa Liwasang Bonifacio, ang "Golden Baboy" na mistulang sinasamba umano ng mga pulitiko na sangkot sa eskandalo ng pork barrel sa bansa ngayon. <strong>LJ Pasion</strong>

Muling dala ng Bayan sa protesta ng #AbolishPork Movement, hapon noong Hunyo 12 sa Liwasang Bonifacio, ang “Golden Baboy” na mistulang sinasamba umano ng mga pulitiko na sangkot sa eskandalo ng pork barrel sa bansa ngayon. LJ Pasion

Mga baboy sa kulungan. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Mga baboy sa kulungan. Pher Pasion

Kontra-baboy na salad ng mga maka-kalikasan, sa protesta sa Liwasang Bonifacio. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Kontra-baboy na salad ng mga maka-kalikasan, sa protesta sa Liwasang Bonifacio. Macky Macaspac

Sina Dante JImenez ng Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz at dating Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casino. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Sina Dante JImenez ng Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption, Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz at dating Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casino. Macky Macaspac

Bungo na simbolo ng kamatayan ng kalayaan ng bansa ang paglagda umano ng Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. <strong>Ilang-Ilang Quijano</strong>

Bungo na simbolo ng kamatayan ng kalayaan ng bansa ang paglagda umano ng Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Ilang-Ilang Quijano

Ang mang-aawit na si Monet Silvestre ng #AbolishPork Movement: Nabigyan na ng maraming pagkakaton si Aquino na gawin ang tama. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Ang mang-aawit na si Monet Silvestre ng #AbolishPork Movement: Nabigyan na ng maraming pagkakaton si Aquino na gawin ang tama. Macky Macaspac

Martsa ng libu-libo patungong Mendiola. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Martsa ng libu-libo patungong Mendiola. Boy Bagwis

Kuha ni <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Kuha ni Boy Bagwis

May maskarang baboy at karatula hinggil sa kawalan ng kalayaan ang demonstrador na ito. <strong>LJ Pasion</strong>

May maskarang baboy at karatula hinggil sa kawalan ng kalayaan ang demonstrador na ito. LJ Pasion

Kasalan ng mga sangkot sa pork barrel scam. Kasama ang Pangulo at alyado niya. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Kasalan ng mga sangkot sa pork barrel scam. Kasama ang Pangulo at alyado niya. Pher Pasion

Torch march patungong Mendiola. <strong>Ilang-Ilang Quijano</strong>

Torch march patungong Mendiola. Ilang-Ilang Quijano

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PHOTOS | Workers continue protest vs union-busting electronics company NXP http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/06/photos-workers-continue-protest-vs-union-busting-electronics-company-nxp/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/06/photos-workers-continue-protest-vs-union-busting-electronics-company-nxp/#comments Sat, 07 Jun 2014 04:36:01 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29809 Twenty-four of their leaders were dismissed and their union is under siege. Locked out and left out a month after their leaders’ unjust dismissal, hundreds of protesting workers forced their way through the industry park’s gates. Chanting “Manggagawang tinanggal, ibalik! Ibalik!” (Dismissed workers, reinstate! Reinstate!), the protesters, ushered in by dozens of fellow workers in motorcycles, marched a few kilometers toward the NXP plant. In an admirable show of workers’ strength, and with cops and security personnel watching, the NXP workers called on the management, especially its general manager, Jose Miguel Orleans, to resume the talks for a collective bargaining agreement and end attacks on the workers’ right to a union.

NXP Semiconductors, formerly Philips Semiconductors, is an electronics company that provides semiconductors to companies such as Apple, among others.

Here are some of the photos of the protest action:

Workers from NXP Semiconductors, as well as from other unions, labor federations and advocates, gathered in front of the locked gates of Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna to protest the dismissal of the 24 NXP union leaders, and call for resumption of CBA talks. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Workers from NXP Semiconductors, as well as from other unions, labor federations and advocates, gather in front of the locked gates of Light Industry and Science Park (LISP) in Cabuyao, Laguna to protest the dismissal of the 24 NXP union leaders, and call for resumption of CBA talks. KR Guda

Cops quickly gathered in front of the locked gates to "maintain peace and order", but really, to protect private property and the business interests in LISP. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Cops quickly line up in front of the locked gates to “maintain peace and order”, but really, to protect private property and the business interests in LISP. KR Guda

Flags of the countries of corporations with plants in LISP wave side by side with the Philippine flag. LISP is a 173-hectare private "special economic zone" were multinational companies enjoy "fiscal incentives" such as tax discounts and holidays, as well as other perks from government. Meanwhile, these companies, with complicity from government agencies, press down wages and employ many, if not mostly, contractual workers. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Flags of the countries of corporations with plants in LISP wave side by side with the Philippine flag. LISP is a 173-hectare private “special economic zone” where multinational companies enjoy “fiscal incentives” such as tax discounts and holidays, as well as other perks from government. Meanwhile, these companies, with complicity of government agencies, press down wages and employ many, if not mostly, contractual workers. KR Guda

The protesting workers break through the locked gates and march to the NXP plant. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

The protesting workers break through the locked gates and march to the NXP plant. KR Guda

NXP management contracted security personnel to man the barbed wire fences set up only recently. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

NXP management contracted security personnel to man the barbed wire fences set up only recently. KR Guda

The NXP union president, Reden Alcantara, speaks in front of the plant to once again call for the reinstatement of the 24 workers. Alcantara is one of the 24 dismissed union leaders. Labor rights advocates like the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Reform and the Kilusang Mayo Uno denounced the dismissals as part of management efforts to crack down on the union. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

The NXP union president, Reden Alcantara, speaks in front of the plant to once again call for the reinstatement of the 24 workers. Alcantara is one of the 24 dismissed union leaders. Labor rights advocates like the Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Reform and the Kilusang Mayo Uno denounced the dismissals as part of management efforts to crack down on the union. KR Guda

The management claims that dismissed 24 union leaders skipped work on April 9, as well as April 17th and 19th, and planned to set up a strike against the management. But the workers said that the said dates were, in fact, legal holidays, that they have option to not work. April 9 is Araw ng Kagitingan (Valor Day), with April 17 and 19 are Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday, respectively. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

The management claims that the 24 union leaders skipped work on April 9, as well as April 17th and 19th, and planned to set up a strike. But the workers answered that the said dates were, in fact, legal holidays, that they have option to not work. April 9 is Araw ng Kagitingan (Valor Day), with April 17 and 19 are Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday, respectively. KR Guda

The protesting unionized workers, a majority of whom are women, demanded a an 8% wage hike increase. The union leaders argue that the said hike can easily be given by the management after the workers help reach record profits for the company. The management, headed by its general manager Jose Miguel Orleans, however, were willing to give only 3.5% raise. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

The protesting unionized workers, a majority of whom are women, demand a an 8% wage hike increase. The union leaders argue that the said hike can easily be given by the management after the workers helped reach record profits for the company. The management, headed by its general manager Jose Miguel Orleans, however, are willing to give only 3.5% raise. KR Guda

Jerome Adonis, a labor leader from the Kilusang Mayo Uno, declared the labor center's all out support for the NXP workers' fight. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Jerome Adonis, a labor leader from the Kilusang Mayo Uno, declares the labor center’s all out support for the NXP workers’ fight. KR Guda

The protesting workers call out two NXP executives, human resources head Monina Lasala and general manager Jose Miguel Orleans, who they said were among the most responsible for union-busting attempts in NXP Cabuyao. <strong>KR Guda</strong>

The protesting workers call out two NXP executives, human resources head Monina Lasala and general manager Jose Miguel Orleans, who they said were among the most responsible for union-busting attempts in NXP Cabuyao. KR Guda

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PHOTO ESSAY | ‘We will defend our land and culture, even with our primitive weapons’ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/photo-essay-we-will-defend-our-land-and-culture-even-with-our-primitive-weapons/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/photo-essay-we-will-defend-our-land-and-culture-even-with-our-primitive-weapons/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 10:48:37 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29643 Photojournalist Boy Bagwis, on May 13 to 15, joined the national fact-finding and humanitarian mission to investigate the displacement of more than a thousand Manobos in Talaingod, Davao del Norte due to heavy military presence and intimidation. The Talaingod Manobos, according to anthropologists, are one of the least accessible (to lowlanders) indigenous groups in Mindanao, and have been among the most vigilant and organized in preserving their indigenous culture and defending their ancestral domain from foreign intrusion and exploitation. During the mid-90s, Talaingod Manobos successfully drove away one of the biggest logging companies in Mindanao that threatened Talaingod and Pantaron Range, one of the few remaining virgin rainforests in the country. This indigenous community, with some help from indigenous rights advocates and people’s organizations, has developed its own local economy, maintaining communal farms and mechanized milling, among others. The mission was conducted a week after more than a thousand Manobos returned to Talaingod after the military agreed to withdraw from their communities.

An an elder Manobo, Ubunay Botod Manlaon, shows off her tribal tattoos that symbolized her esteemed status in their tribe. On March 7 this year, aUbunay was forced to act as the soldiers' guide in the jungle for a week. She was manhandled and subjected to sexual assault, before being able to escape. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

An an elder Manobo, Ubunay Botod Manlaon, shows off her tribal tattoos that symbolized her esteemed status in their tribe. On March 7 this year, aUbunay was forced to act as the soldiers’ guide in the jungle for a week. She was manhandled and subjected to sexual assault, before being able to escape. Ubunay’s abduction compelled many Manobos to evacuate from their communities. Boy Bagwis

A Manobo evacuee returns to her home and harvests root crops in Sitio Lasakan, Talaingod, after a month of seeking sanctuary in Davao City. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

A Manobo evacuee returns to her home and harvests root crops in Sitio Lasakan, Talaingod, after a month of seeking sanctuary in Davao City. Boy Bagwis

Thousands of Manobo Lumads fled from heavily militarization in 11 villages in Talaingod, Davao del Norte after a series of aerial bombings and harassment by soldiers. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Thousands of Manobo Lumads fled from heavy militarization in 11 villages in Talaingod, Davao del Norte after a series of aerial bombings and harassment by soldiers. Boy Bagwis

A Manobo mother stands in front of her infant daughter's casket while her husband sits in grief. The infant reportedly died of measles. Having just arrived in their community from evacution, many had no food and medicine, resulting in the deaths of several children. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

A Manobo mother stands in front of her infant daughter’s casket while her husband sits in grief. The infant reportedly died of measles. Having just arrived in their community from evacution, many had no food and medicine, resulting in the deaths of several children. Boy Bagwis

Manobo children compose the majority of the population of tribal communities in Talaingod. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Manobo children compose the majority of the population of tribal communities in Talaingod. Boy Bagwis

A Manobo family in Sitio Bayabs, Talaingod says that they lost belongings after military elements occupied their house. In front of them is a pot, where they say soldiers even defecated. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

A Manobo family in Sitio Bayabas, Talaingod says that they lost belongings after military elements occupied their house. In front of them is a pot, where they say soldiers even defecated. Boy Bagwis

"The military accuses us of being New People's Army supporters. But the truth is we are only fighting for our rights." <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

“The military accuses us of being New People’s Army supporters. But the truth is we are only fighting for our rights.” Boy Bagwis

Some of the Talaingod indigenous women with their tribal garb. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Some of the Talaingod indigenous women with their tribal garb. Boy Bagwis

Manobo women were part of the pangayaw, or tribal war, declared against the logging company Alcantara and Sons during the 90s. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Manobo women were part of the pangayaw, or tribal war, declared against the logging company Alcantara and Sons during the 90s. Boy Bagwis

Manobo tribal leaders led by Datu Guibang Apoga declare that they want peace. But if corporations and the government take away their land, the tribal leaders said they will fight with their native weapons. From left: Datu Tungig, Guibang, Doluman and Sunpa. Datu Guibang Apoga was the foremost Talaingod Manobo leader who led the pangayaw during the 90s. The military declared him an outlaw. But Apoga said he was merely protecting their ancestral domain. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Manobo tribal leaders led by Datu Guibang Apoga declare that they want peace. But if corporations and the government take away their land, the tribal leaders say they will fight with their native weapons. From left: Datu Tungig, Guibang, Doluman and Sunpa. Datu Guibang Apoga was the foremost Talaingod Manobo leader who led the pangayaw during the 90s. The military declared him an outlaw. But Apoga says he was merely protecting their ancestral domain. Boy Bagwis

 

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INFOGRAPHIC | Charter Change Express http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/infographic-charter-change-express/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/infographic-charter-change-express/#comments Fri, 16 May 2014 05:48:26 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29442

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#DefendTalaingod: Alarming HR violations in Mindanao probed http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/defendtalaingod-alarming-hr-violations-in-mindanao-probed/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/defendtalaingod-alarming-hr-violations-in-mindanao-probed/#comments Thu, 15 May 2014 01:10:24 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29390 Military soldiers encamped in civilian houses in North Cotabato. Kilab Multimedia

Military soldiers encamped in civilian houses in Paquibato, Davao City. Kilab Multimedia

Alarming human rights violations (HRVs) against indigenous peoples have prompted an ongoing national solidarity and fact-finding mission (FFM) in Mindanao, focusing on the recent mass exodus of around 1,700 Manobo families from Talaingod, Davao del Sur.

In Talaingod, the 60th and 68th Infantry Batallion of the Philippine Army, in counter-insurgency efforts, subjected civilians to aerial bombings and strafing, prompting the evacuation of Lumads last April 3. The soldiers encamped in houses and schools, threatening, harassing, and torturing civilians. While the Lumads have returned to their communities, intense militarization remains.

Pinoy Weekly is covering the seven-day mission. The mission covers not just Talaingod, but also the militarized municipalities of Arakan (North Cotabato), Maco (Compostela Valley), and Paquibato (Davao del Norte). Follow the tweets of PW’sKenneth Guda and other alternative media on the mission:

Talaingod is located near and within the Pantaron mountain range, considered as the “Cordillera of Mindanao.” Residents say that militarization in several areas along the mountain range is aimed at facilitating the entry of mining corporations. The Lumads have resisted logging and mining operations since the early 90s.

Watch the video of Kilab Multimedia on the plight of the Manobo evacuees:

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VIDEO | mass transPROBLEMA http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/video-mass-transproblema/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/video-mass-transproblema/#comments Sun, 11 May 2014 02:01:24 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29340

mass transproblema titleDadalhin ba tayo sa byaheng pag-unlad ng nakaambang pagtaas ng pamasahe sa MRT at LRT? Alamin ang saloobin ng mga pasahero tungkol sa pinakapopular na moda ng pampublikong transportasyon sa Kamaynilaan.

Isang proyekto ng mga intern ng PinoyMedia Center mula sa Polytechnic University of the Philippines at University of the Philippines-Diliman

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Video | Mga dapat mong malaman tungkol sa EDCA http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/video-mga-dapat-mong-malaman-tungkol-sa-edca/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/video-mga-dapat-mong-malaman-tungkol-sa-edca/#comments Sat, 03 May 2014 09:17:04 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29231

edca featured1Ano ang anim na puntong dapat malaman ng mga Pilipino tungkol sa pinirmahang Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sa pagitan ng gobyerno ng Pilipinas at Estados Unidos?

Pinirmahan ng mga opisyal ng gobyernong Aquino at US Pres. Barack Obama ang EDCA ilang oras bago dumating sa bansa si Obama para sa isang state visit noong Abril 28. Sinalubong ng protesta mula sa mga grupong makabayan ang state visit ni Obama at umano’y “patraydor” na pagpirma ni Aquino sa EDCA, na hindi dumaan sa anumang pampublikong konsultasyon o isinalang sa Kongreso.

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#May1Fight | Laksa-laksang obrero, inirehistro ang pagtutol sa EDCA, mababang sahod http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/may1fight-laksa-laksang-obrero-inirehistro-ang-pagtutol-sa-edca-mababang-sahod/ http://pinoyweekly.org/new/2014/05/may1fight-laksa-laksang-obrero-inirehistro-ang-pagtutol-sa-edca-mababang-sahod/#comments Fri, 02 May 2014 20:52:15 +0000 http://pinoyweekly.org/new/?p=29192 Kuha ni <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Kuha ni Boy Bagwis

Muling pumula ang kalsada ng Kamaynilaan nitong Mayo 1, Pangdaigdigang Araw ng Paggawa.

Bitbit ang pulang mga watawat, suot ang pulang mga damit, at sa pangunguna ng Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU), nagmartsa ang humigit-kumulang 18,000 manggagawa, maralita, kabataan, kababaihan, migrante, progresibong mga personalidad at aktibista, at iba pa, mula Liwasang Bonifacio patungong Mendiola. Nagtipon din ang militanteng mga manggagawa a iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Pati ang migranteng mga manggagawang Pilipino sa ibang bansa.

Puntirya ng protesta ng KMU ang bagong-pirmang Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) sa pagitan ng gobyernong US at Pilipinas. Inilalaban din nila ang pagbasura sa taas-singil sa kuryente na pahirap umano sa mga manggagawa. Tulad ng nakaraang mga taon, iginigiit din ng mga manggagawa ang makabuluhang dagdag-sahod at pagwakas ng kontraktuwalisasyon sa paggawa.

“Makaisang-panig ang EDCA, labag sa soberanya at teritoryal na integridad ng bansa, at dagdag-pasanin para sa mga manggagawa at mamamayang Pilipino,” sabi ni Elmer “Ka Bong” Labog, tagapangulo ng KMU. “Senyales ito ng reokupasyon ng US sa Pilipinas, at katambal ng iskema ni Aquino na Charter Change.”

Kinondena ng KMU ang konsistent na pagdepensa ni Aquino sa kakarampot na “wage adjustments” ng regional wage boards na malayo sa pangangailangan ng mga manggagawa sa harap ng walang-tigil na taas-singil sa presyo ng mga yutilidad (tulad ng kuryente) at mga bilihin.

“Ang malupit pa, inatake niya ang minimum wage. Una, sa pamamagitan ng pagpapatupad ng Two-Tiered Wage System, na nakabatay hindi sa antas ng minimum wage kundi sa tinatayang poverty threshold ng gobyerno. Pangalawa, sa pamamagitan ng pagtulak ng ‘opisyon’ para sa mga manggagawa na di-tumanggap ng minimum wage, dahil kampeon daw siya ng paglikha ng trabaho (job creation),paliwanag pa ni Labog.

Pagdating ng mga manggagawa sa paanan ng Mendiola Bridge malapit sa Malakanyang, agad na sinunog nila ang effigy ni Aquino bilang sunud-sunurang robot ng imperyalismong US na umaatake sa karapatan ng mga manggagawa, nagtutulak ng pagtindi ng presensiyang militar ng US sa bansa, at pagrepaso sa Saligang Batas para lalong makapagnegosyo ang dayuhang mga monopolyo-kapitalista.

Narito ang ilan sa mga larawan ng protesta:

<strong>KR Guda</strong>

KR Guda

Martsa galing Liwasang Bonifacio patungong Mendiola Bridge. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Martsa galing Liwasang Bonifacio patungong Mendiola Bridge. Macky Macaspac

Ilan sa mga delegado ng International Solidarity Affair ng KMU na lumahok sa martsa. <strong>Pher Pasion</strong>

Ilan sa mga delegado ng International Solidarity Affair ng KMU na lumahok sa martsa. Pher Pasion

Kuha ni <strong>KR Guda</strong>

Kuha ni KR Guda

Hila ni Uncle Sam (US) ang remote na kumokontrol sa robot na si Pangulong Aquino. <strong>Darius Galang</strong>

Hila ni Uncle Sam (US) ang remote na kumokontrol sa robot na si Pangulong Aquino. Darius Galang

Dala ng mga manggagawa ang pagtutol sa bagong-lagda na Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement na nagpapayag sa pag-igting ng presensiyang militar ng US sa Pilipinas. <strong>Darius Galang</strong>

Dala ng mga manggagawa ang pagtutol sa bagong-lagda na Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement na nagpapayag sa pag-igting ng presensiyang militar ng US sa Pilipinas. Darius Galang

Suot ng ilang aktibista ang maskara nina Benito Tiamzon at Wilma Austria, kapwa konsultant ng National Democratic Front na kasalukuyang nakapiit sa kulungan ng gobyernong Aquino. Simbolo umano ito ng pagpapatuloy ng adhikain para sa tunay na kalayaan at demokrasya na buong-buhay na ipinaglaban ng mag-asawa. <strong>Jaze Marco</strong>

Suot ng ilang aktibista ang maskara nina Benito Tiamzon at Wilma Austria, kapwa konsultant ng National Democratic Front na kasalukuyang nakapiit sa kulungan ng gobyernong Aquino. Simbolo umano ito ng pagpapatuloy ng adhikain para sa tunay na kalayaan at demokrasya na buong-buhay na ipinaglaban ng mag-asawa. Jaze Marco

Dala ng mga demonstrador ang simbolo ng karit at maso na pagkakaisa umano ng mga manggagawa at magsasaka na pinaka-pinagsasamantalahan sa lipunang Pilipino. <strong>Darius Galang</strong>

Dala ng mga demonstrador ang simbolo ng karit at maso na pagkakaisa umano ng mga manggagawa at magsasaka na pinaka-pinagsasamantalahan sa lipunang Pilipino. Darius Galang

Pamimigay ng kopya ng Pinoy Weekly Ekstra sa mga manggagawa sa isang konstrukisyon sa Recto Avenue. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Pamimigay ng kopya ng Pinoy Weekly Ekstra sa mga manggagawa sa isang konstrukisyon sa Recto Avenue. Macky Macaspac

Pangkulturang pagtatanghal ng mga manggagawa, sa programa sa Mendiola. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Pangkulturang pagtatanghal ng mga manggagawa, sa programa sa Mendiola. Macky Macaspac

<strong>KR Guda</strong>

KR Guda

Kumanta ng "Bayan Ko" si Monique Wilson sa Mendiola. <strong>Macky Macaspac</strong>

Kumanta ng “Bayan Ko” si Monique Wilson sa Mendiola. Macky Macaspac

Sinunog ng mga demonsstrador ang effigy ng "robot" na si Pangulong Aquino. <strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Sinunog ng mga demonsstrador ang effigy ng “robot” na si Pangulong Aquino. Boy Bagwis

<strong>KR Guda</strong>

KR Guda

<strong>Boy Bagwis</strong>

Boy Bagwis

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Narito ang ilang larawan ng mga protesta sa iba’t ibang probinsiya at bansa:

 

Pagtitipon para sa Mayo Uno sa Calamba, Laguna sa pangunguna ng Pamantik-KMU. <strong>Southern Tagalog Exposure</strong>

Pagtitipon para sa Mayo Uno sa Calamba, Laguna sa pangunguna ng Pamantik-KMU. Southern Tagalog Exposure

Mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda sa Tacloban City, noong Mayo 1: "Tunay na rehabilitasyon hindi imperyalistang okupasyon." <strong>Carl Marc Ramota</strong>

Mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda sa Tacloban City, noong Mayo 1: “Tunay na rehabilitasyon hindi imperyalistang okupasyon.” Carl Marc Ramota

Pangkulturang pagtatanghal sa protesta sa Mayo Uno sa Davao City. <strong>Kilab Multimedia</strong>

Pangkulturang pagtatanghal sa protesta sa Mayo Uno sa Davao City. Kilab Multimedia

Protesta ng mga manggagawa at iba pang sektor sa Baguio City. <strong>Kontribusyon/CHRA Karapatan</strong>

Protesta ng mga manggagawa at iba pang sektor sa Baguio City. Kontribusyon/CHRA Karapatan

Nakiisa ang mga migranteng Pinoy sa pagdiriwang at protesta sa Mayo 1 sa Hong Kong. <strong>Aaron Ceradoy / Contributed Photo</strong>

Nakiisa ang mga migranteng Pinoy sa pagdiriwang at protesta sa Mayo 1 sa Hong Kong. Aaron Ceradoy / Contributed Photo

Protesta ng mga Pilipinong migrante sa Union Square, New York, USA. <strong>Kontribusyon</strong>

Protesta ng mga Pilipinong migrante sa Union Square, New York, USA. Kontribusyon

 

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