Month: March 2010

PRESS RELEASE March 2, 2010 Manila – The militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP, Peasant Movement of the Philippines) estimated that damage to rice crops may reach to about 323,629 metric tons due to extreme drying out and non-irrigation, based on actual rainfed production on the first quarter of last year.   Damage to crops The…

NEWS RELEASE March 1, 2010 Makabayan senatorial bet and Nacionalista Party guest candidate Satur Ocampo today expressed alarm over the brutal killing of Wilfredo Cimanis Mayor, a confessed “jueteng” operator from ALBAY who once tagged President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s son, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel “Mikey” Arroyo, two other congressmen and a former lawmaker of benefitting from…

News Release 1 March 2010 On March 8, 2010, thousands of women all over the country will take the day off from work, including household chores, to take to the streets and protest the continuing crisis that burdens women and their families. “The worsening economic and political crisis under the Macapagal-Arroyo government is burdening women…

PRESS RELEASE 01 March 2010 Instead of bombarding Filipinos with advertisements claiming improved livelihood under her term, Gloria Arroyo should better enact our long-overdue call of a legislated, nationwide P125 wage increase. This was the challenge of Anakpawis Partylist and Kilusang Mayo Uno to the Arroyo regime amid recent outpouring of paid ads and publicity…

PRESS RELEASE 01 March 2010 The human rights alliance KARAPATAN is raising the alarm that the Arroyo regime through her generals, is now implementing martial law tactics against its supposed “enemies.” Marie Hilao-Enriquez, Chairperson of the Alliance pointed out that this is being shown by the military’s illegal arrest of the 43 health workers, its…

PRESS RELEASE March 1, 2010 The anti-fraud and election monitoring group Kontra Daya today slammed the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for having allowed a government-sponsored partylist group to run in the 2010 elections. Kontra Daya convener Fr. Joe Dizon said the “partylist group” Batang Iwas Droga, or BIDA, should not have been accredited for the…

NEWS RELEASE March 1, 2010 The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP), together with Kabataan Partylist and students from different public and private schools, stormed CHED to protest against the wave of tuition and other fee increase for the next academic year. “We have attended tuition consultations and gathered data on tuition and…

PRESS RELEASE March 1, 2010 Gabriela Women’s Party-Southern Tagalog (GWP-ST) joins the rest of the nation in the weeklong campaign to welcome the celebration of the 100th International Women’s Day on March 8.  A nationally coordinated kick off caravan was held in various parts of the region on March 1 spreading the theme: “Kababaihan, Magkaisa…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Migrante International said last week it is standing by the statement of its Middle East coordinator John Monterona that more than 200 overseas Filipino workers employed in Al Arrab Contracting Company had gone one strike. Earlier, Labor attaché Rustico dela Fuente of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office…