By ADELA DEYAEN WAYAS
Aquino failed to initiate policy and institutional reforms needed to uplift the dismal state of the indigenous peoples – Cordillera Peoples’ Alliance.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Now that the assumption of jurisdiction order has taken away the flight attendants’ right to strike, they are left with no recourse but to appeal to the media and the Filipino riding public “to join us and await how this new government will resolve the labor dispute.”
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – There are six versions of the Reproductive Health Bill filed in the House of Representatives and one of these is House Bill 3387 or the Comprehensive Reproductive Health Act by the Gabriela Women’s Party (GWP). In its explanatory note, GWP said the bill does not only focus…
Ni MARK ANGELES Ikalawang gabi namin sa piling ng mga organisadong magsasaka at ngayong gabi, isang piging ang inorganisa—isang programang kultural. Sa likod ng mga sanga ng maubod na kalamansi, pahapyaw na magpapasilip ang mga hubad na mga paang pumapadyak, ang mga kamao, braso, at tuhod ng mga kabataang nagsasanay para sa maikling pagtatanghal, mga…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Calling President Benigno Aquino III as “anti- migrant” for slashing the legal assistance fund for OFWs and failing to work for the protection of OFWs, migrant workers’ groups identified with Migrante vowed to conduct more protests if he would not change track from pursuing an anti-migrant labor export policy.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“To reduce this measure to a debate that focuses only on artificial versus natural methods of contraception is a myopic approach to the issue.” – Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan.
Sidebar: Dissecting The Comprehensive Reproductive Health Act
By MARYA SALAMAT
SPECIAL REPORT The public and government officials, among them President Aquino, always blame drivers each time a deadly bus accident happens. What they don’t know or chose to ignore is that bus drivers and conductors are working under severe conditions imposed by greedy operators and ignored by government regulators, thus allowing these mishaps to happen in the first place. Sidebar: For Provincial Buses, Physical Condition of Drivers — and Their Buses — Are Key to Safe Travel | More Motorcycles Mean More Mishaps
For the bigger bus companies plying the provincial routes to and from the National Capital Region, safety appears important enough that their regular drivers and conductors are given periodic trainings on road and driving safety. The regularity ranges from monthly to quarterly to twice a year.
Public utility drivers in the Philippines lament the seeming lack of government support and regard for their sector, but the country’s statisticians at least seem to give them due credit.
By MARYA SALAMAT
Workers in Filipinas Palm Oil Industries launched a strike after months of negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement hit a deadlock, despite an assumption of jurisdiction (AJ) order from the labor department. A first strike in defiance of AJ under the Aquino administration.
The Aquino government still got a high satisfaction rating despite the string of issues it had to address this early in the new administration’s term. However, things would still unfold in the coming months and years of the Aquino administration. And history would judge if he did tread the right path. By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis…