Month: October 2010

News Release Oct. 26, 2010 Hong Kong-based OFW groups United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-Migrante-HK) and the Mission for Migrant Workers (MFMW) expressed anger and indignation over the rude treatment of a labor attaché towards an OFW in distress. Agnes Tenorio, a first-time domestic worker in Hong Kong, sought the help of the Philippine Consulate…


Thousands of farmers from various provinces in Southern Mindanao held a protest-march dubbed “Martsa alang sa Yuta ug Hustisya!” (March for Land and Justice!) at Rizal Park, Davao City on October 22. Led by the Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas-Southern Mindanao Region, farmers threw eggs with red paint at a poster bearing President Benigno Aquino III’s face, calling him a total failure for not having the heart nor the political intent and morality to uplift the plight of hapless farmers in the region.

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“A glaring proof that Filipino women are still living in oppressive conditions – even though the country ranks high in gender-based indexes – is the increasing number of victims of violence against women, most notably, gang rape,” said Lana Linaban, secretary general of Gabriela.

by Jim Lobe Common Dreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com WASHINGTON – Desperate to secure supply routes to Afghanistan, the United States has been spending at least six times more on military aid for the mostly authoritarian states of Central Asia than on efforts to promote political liberalization and human rights in the region, according to…

Massive leak reveals serial detainee abuse • 15,000 unknown civilian deaths in war by Nick Davies, Jonathan Steele and David Leigh Common Dreams.org International Posted by Bulatlat.com A grim picture of the US and Britain’s legacy in Iraq has been revealed in a massive leak of American military documents that detail torture, summary executions and…

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) Posted by Bulatlat.com WASHINGTON – October 21 – A new paper from the Center for Economic and Policy Research examines whether policies prescribed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) may pose a danger to economic growth and recovery in a number of countries, including Greece, Latvia, Spain, Portugal,…