Human Rights Watch, based in New York, just released its World Report on human rights. It blamed the Philippine government for the rise of private armies. It also blamed the “culture of impunity” in the Philippines for the Ampatuan massacre and other killings.
Day: January 21, 2010
Slideshow: Lakbayan, Day 7
Questionable partylist groups accredited again by Comelec, says Bayan
The Comelec has accredited at least nine party-list groups identified with the Arroyo regime, according to Bayan.
Filipino Legislator in Canada Pushes for Better Treatment of OFWs
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Despite the glossy image of Canada as one of the places where Filipinos would want to migrate to, poverty and lack of job security are realities that they have to contend with. Mable Elmore, who visited the Philippines recently, said her primary goal as member of Canada’s Legislative Assembly is to provide affordable housing, raise the minimum wage and support working single mothers.
The Philippine Economy in 2009: Bruised and Battered by Myths and Hype
By SONNY AFRICA
Amid the unfounded hype about a global economic recovery, the challenge for Philippine development remains to be in the direction of defying the imperialist globalization offensive and genuinely building the domestic economy.
Negros Farmers on Hunger Strike to Oppose Killings, ‘Criminalization of Agrarian Struggle’
By RITCHE T. SALGADO
Farmers and fisherfolk groups in Negros Occidental have been holding protests outside the capitol to denounce the mounting harassments experienced by Negrense farmers and farm workers. They also denounce a series of moves by landlords to file common and trivial offenses against peasants who demand land reform.
| View slideshow
Slideshow: Crisis in Sugarlandia
Land Reform: Crisis in Sugarlandia
Slideshow: Baseco Fire Leaves 800 Families Homeless
Baseco Fire Leaves 800 Families Homeless