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P471-M payment to Cojuangcos ‘corruption’, farmers say

The payment of P471 million to President Aquino’s family by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is tantamount to “brazen” fraud and plunder, the peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today said. The KMP demands that the money be returned to the government and that the Cojuangcos pay the “billion-peso debt they owe to […]

Video | 78 Days After Haiyan: Anger Rises

Almost three months after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) struck, much of Leyte and Samar still lie in ruins. People are homeless, hungry, and without livelihood. Last January 25, around 12,000 storm survivors descended from remote villages and coastal towns to stage a protest march around Tacloban City, united in anger at the Aquino government’s negligence and […]

Historic ‘surge’: Storm survivors demand justice, relief and rehabilitation

Almost three months after typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) hit the country, thousands of survivors “surged” through the streets of Tacloban City in the biggest protest that Eastern Visayas has seen in decades. Hailing from remote barrios to coastal villages, an estimated 12,000 people marched around the devastated city last January 25 to seek justice […]

Taas-singil ng Meralco, produkto ng kutsabahan ng mga kompanya’t ahensiya sa kuryente

Huli sa mismo nilang mga pahayag sa publiko: Nagkukustabahan ang Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) at mga ahensiya at korporasyon ng gobyerno na may kinalaman sa serbisyo ng kuryente para ipataw sa mga k0nsiyumer ang P4.15 na taas-singil sa kuryente–ang pinakamataas na taas-singil sa kuryente sa kasaysayan. Ito ang sabi ni Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares, […]

Pagpaslang sa mga mamamahayag sa ilalim ni Aquino, pinuna ng Human Rights Watch

  Bigo ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas na sundan ng makabuluhang aksiyon ang retorika nitong pagsuporta sa karapatang pantao at pagwakas sa impunity, o kawalang pakundangan. Sa World Report 2014 ng pandaigdigang grupong pangkarapatang pantao na Human Rights Watch (HRW) na inilabas kamakailan, sinabi nitong repleksiyon ng pagtaas ng bilang ng pinatay na mga mamamahayag ang […]