Day: October 18, 2010

HE Benigno C Aquino III President, Republic of the Philippines Malacañang Palace JP Laurel Street, San Miguel Manila Philippines By email 17 October 2010 Dear President Aquino, The 43 Health Workers Known as the ‘Morong 43’ I am writing to you as chair of the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers regarding the case of the…

PRESS RELEASE October 18, 2010 STA.ROSA, LAGUNA –Sa kabila ng bantang pananalanta ng bagyong Juan, magiting at walang alinlangang nagmartsa ang humigit-kumulang isang libong mga magsasaka upang simulan ang apat na araw na kilos-protesta patungong Mediola na tinaguriang “Lakbayan ng Magsasaka Laban sa Hacienderong Rehimen ni Noynoy Aquino.“ “Alam naming mas matindi pang mga bagyo…

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
The results of two environmental investigative missions belie the declaration of President Benigno Aquino III that local communities would decide whether to allow mining operations in their area or not. In South Cotabato, Aquino was reported to have mediated to reverse the decision of the local government disallowing mining in their jurisdiction.

By RONALYN V. OLEA
The Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines, which often dismiss accusations that soldiers are involved in extrajudicial killings, admitted that the suspected perpetrators in the extra judicial killing of Bayan Muna Negros member Benjamin Bayles are members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines(AFP). But this happened, Karapatan said, only after their own investigation revealed the true identities of the suspects.