Day: July 21, 2010

Press Release 21 July 2010 An alliance of Filipino migrant rights group in the Middle East today expresses alarm on the two reported separate incidents of killings involving OFWs in Kuwait last week. “We could not help but to express apprehension upon knowing the killings of fellow OFWs in two separate incidents in Kuwait; what…

Press Statement July 21, 2010 The Comelec decision allowing Mikey Arroyo, presidential son and former district representative, to sit as a partylist representative will ultimately destroy the partylist system. It is a gross violation of the partylist law and existing jurisprudence on the matter. Mikey’s attendance at the opening of the 15th session of congress,…

PRESS RELEASE July 21, 2010 Youth group Anakbayan voiced its concern today over a staunch pro-Noynoy family whose members are now holding influential positions in the new Aquino government. Butch Abad, a former DepEd secretary under Gloria Arroyo, now heads the Dept. of Budget and Management. His wife, Henedina, is the representative of the lone…

Kabataan Partylist Representative Raymond Palatino expressed dismay over Commission on Election’s (COMELEC) decision today giving multimillionaire and former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s son Mikey Arroyo a seat in Congress as the representative of Ang Galing Pinoy, a partylist claiming to represent security guards, taxi and jeepney drivers. “COMELEC’s decision is a clear mockery of the partylist…

Press Release July 21, 2010 Days before President Aquino’s SONA, and after business groups have continuously gained attention for presenting their agenda to his administration, workers still have yet to hear his government’s response to legitimate labor demands that call for urgent action. Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno submitted to Aquino its Labor Agenda which…

News Release July 21, 2010 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) today urged the Aquino government to let the people hold a peaceful assembly near the Batasang Pambansa on July 26, when the president delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SoNA). Bayan recalled Aquino’s his inaugural address last June 30, when he…