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Pagtigil sa pagsasapribado ng POC, hiniling sa Korte Suprema

Dalawang araw na nagkampo ang iba’t ibang organisasyon ng mga mamamayan, kasama ang mga kawaning pangkalusugan, sa harapan ng Korte Suprema para hilingin ang temporary restraining order (TRO) laban sa nakaambang pagsasapribado ng Philippine Orthopedic Center (POC). Nobyembre pa noong nakaraang taon nagkasundo ang POC at National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board, kabilang ang […]

Panggigipit sa Courage 2, nagpapatuloy

Nadismaya ang mga kawani sa pamahalaan, kasama ang Free Randy and Raul Movement, sa desisyon ng Camarines Norte Provincial Prosecutor na ituloy ang prosekusyon laban sa dalawang organisador ng mga kawani na tinaguriang “Courage 2”. Nagpiket ang mga kawani sa ilalim ng Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) sa harap ng […]

Alipin ng kontraktuwal na paggawa

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). […]

‘Overpriced’ importation jack up rice prices

Progressive lawmakers expressed alarm over the jacked up prices of rice in the National Capital Region and other parts of the country, which they blame on the government’s importation of overpriced rice. “We have received reports that rice prices have increased by P2 to 3 per kilo. We are experiencing a perpetual overpricing of imported […]

Thousands of workers to lose jobs, question shutdown of garments factory

Thousands of workers, most of them women, trooped to the National Conciliation and Mediation Board (NCMB) in Calabarzon to denounce the sudden closure of clothing company Carina Apparel Inc. At least 3,600 workers lost their jobs after being informally told of the company’s “total closure” and stoppage of operations. Owners of Carina Apparel reportedly told […]

Government’s own data reveal ‘embarrassing’ response to Yolanda victims

Scientists and computer professionals who conducted a “data audit” of the Aquino administration’s online portal to track foreign aid for victims of typhoon Yolanda said that the Foreign Aid Transparency Hub (FAiTH), like the government’s relief and rehabilitation efforts, is actually a “failure.” As AGHAM and Computer Professionals’ Union (CPU) celebrated the worldwide Open Data […]

Resist Aquino’s e-Martial Law

AT A TIME when criticism of government iniquity is of utmost necessity, the Aquino administration flouts our fundamental rights by pushing for the constitutionality of online libel under Republic Act No. 10175 or the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012. The Supreme Court rightfully removed a few of the patently unconstitutional and repressive aspects of RA […]

Ika-50 taon ng pagdaloy ng ‘agos’

Ipinagdiwang ng Politeknikong Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (PUP) ang ika-50 taon ng pagkakalathala ng “mga agos sa disyerto” noong Pebrero 22, 2014 sa kampus nito sa Sta. Mesa, Maynila. Ang okasyon na may temang “Kahalagahan ng Makabayang Panitikan sa Panahon ng Multi-media at Globalisasyon” ay pinangunahan ng Sentro para sa Malikhaing Pagsulat ng PUP. Hindi naman […]

Indie actors, academe vow to keep watch over Luisita land grabs

A network to “keep watch” over the continuing agrarian unrest in Hacienda Luisita was formed amid efforts by the Cojuangco-Aquinos to remain in control of the estate through land grabbing led by the Tarlac Development Corporation (Tadeco). Luisita Watch, a network of individuals and organizations “advocating the cause of Hacienda Luisita farmers” was launched last […]

Online libel: A tool of repression ready for use

Statement of PinoyMedia Center on the Supreme Court ruling on the Cybercrime Prevention Act With the decision to uphold the Cybercrime Prevention Act and its provision on online libel as constitutional, the Supreme Court and the Aquino administration have dealt one of the most serious blows to press freedom and freedom of expression of the […]