Day: August 22, 2008

By Bulatlat.com August 22, 2008 – Members of GABRIELA gathered signatures for a petition demanding the repeal of the value-added tax (VAT) today in Quiapo, Manila. The group said they would gather signatures nationwide and submit these to House Speaker Prospero Nograles. Nere Guerero, GABRIELA spokesperson, said, “High prices remain the pervasive problem of Filipino…

BY NOEL SALES BARCELONA Bulatlat.com August 22, 2008 – 3:15 p.m. For joining a rally to protest alleged unfair labor practices, casual employees of the Intramuros Administration were threatened with dismissal. Ma. Ana Harper, chief of the Intramuros Administration said she would give casual employees a non-renewable 30-day contract for joining the rally organized by…