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Appointment of ex-cop to martial law claims board an insult to victims, rights groups say

Human rights group Samahan ng mga Ex-Detainees Laban sa Detensiyon at Aresto (Selda) slammed the appointment of retired Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Lina Castillo- Sarmiento by Pres. Benigno Aquino to head the Human Rights Victims Claims Board. Selda stated that the move is an insult inflicted upon the victims by the government. “Sarmiento was […]

Photos | Pinoy Weekly correspondent hurt as police disperse anti-militarization rally in Davao

Scores of protesters were hurt after police violently dispersed their protest rally in front of a military headquarters on Thursday, Feb. 13. According to Davao Today, almost 2000 farmers and small scale miners from Compostela Valley, including workers and urban poor of Davao City  protesting in front  of Eastern Mindanao Command Headquarters, were violently dispersed. […]

Ka Inday Bagasbas: Puso ng maralitang tagalungsod

Para sa mga maralitang tagalungsod, mistulang demolisyon pa ang sagot ng administrasyong Aquino sa mga suliranin nila sa buhay. Maililigtas daw ang mahihirap sa tabing-ilog kapag inalis sila sa lugar. Malulutas daw ang trapik kapag nag-road widening. Maraming negosyante at dayuhan ang mahihikayat na mamuhunan sa bansa kapag ang mga gusali ay malinis. Hindi na […]

Love story sa panahon ng pagsayaw at pag-alsa

Kasama si Joey sa mga aktibidad ng One Billion Rising noong nakaraang taon. Kaiba siya, dahil pangunahing kababaihan ang kalahok sa kampanyang paglaban sa karahasan sa kababaihan. Sabagay, araw naman iyon ng mga puso, araw ng pagmamahalan, maiisip na marahil isinama siya ng kanyang asawa, kasintahan o di kaya nayaya ng mga barkada. Pero kapansin-pansin […]

Patuloy na pagtaas ng matrikula, tinalakay sa Kongreso

Dahil walang ibang maaasahan na magmamana at magpapatuloy ng lipunan kundi ang kabataan, walang dahilan ang gobyerno para hindi masiguro na mabigyan ng karapatan ang mga mamamayan ng kalidad at abot-kayang edukasyon. Pero sinabi ng mga kritiko ng gobyerno sa sektor ng edukasyon, sa halip na makapasok ang kabataan sa mga pamantasan para magkaroon ng […]

Youth, students storm CHED in protest of tuition hikes

Youth and students from different private and state universities and colleges stormed the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) to protest impending tuition and other fee increases that will welcome students next academic year 2014-2015. Along with the protest action in front of CHED’s office in Diliman, student leaders met with CHED officials for a dialogue […]

Undocumented workers in US seek protection to help families recover from Haiyan

Jersey City, New Jersey– The Filipino-American youth community urged US State Secretary John Kerry to grant undocumented Filipino workers in the US a Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to prevent them from being deported at a time when their families are still recovering from the effects of typhoon Haiyan. In a letter to Kerry dated February […]

Farmers’ huts razed, crops destroyed in Hacienda Luisita

A combined force of the police, military, and security guards of a company owned by President Aquino’s kin yesterday set fire to huts and bulldozed crops of three farmers occupying land supposedly covered by land reform. According to reports by Ambala (Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita), the huts of farmers Ricky Flores, Rudy […]