PRESS RELEASE January 31, 2011 “Recent events in Egypt and other Arab countries should teach Aquino a lesson: oppressed people don’t just suck it in, they take action.” This was the statement of Terry Ridon, National Chairperson of the League of Filipino Students, directed to Aquino with the formal talks between the GPH (Government of…
Month: January 2011
POEA Urged to Stop Illegal Deployment in Uncertified Countries (PR)
Media Release 31 January 2011 Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) Migrante International today urged the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to employ all urgent measures to stop illegal deployment of OFWs to countries that had not been certified as “safe for work”. The migrant group issued the statement following reports that recruitment agencies…
Workers Condemn Wyeth-Pfizer Bad Faith Bargaining (PR)
Media Release 31 January 2011 The Wyeth Philippines Progressive Workers Union (WPPWU-DFA-KMU) condemned pharmaceutical giant Wyeth-Pfizer Philippines’ continuing harrassment and intimidation of workers while remaining stern on the their plea for increased wages, retirement and separation pays. Negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement between the union and the Wyeth-Pfizer management started on July 2010. A…
Gloria Behind ‘Pabaon’ System in Military – KMU (PR)
Media Release 31 January 2011 Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno accused today former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of being responsible for the alleged P50 Million “pabaon” system for retiring generals of the military, while also condemning Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for failing to show political will in going after the former president despite numerous accusations…
Pugad: Alay sa Bgy. Corazon de Jesus
ni MARK ANGELES Nagkasya sa kulungan ng manok ang naghihikahos na bayan mo, Jose Corazon de Jesus. Pugad na sa luha at dalita ay itinindig, walang habas na giniba. Sinong binibihag ang hindi hahawak ng kutsilyo at tabak?
Bayan Expresses Solidarity with People of Egypt (PR)
News Release January 31, 2011 The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan expressed its support for the people of Egypt in their struggle to oust the dictator Hosni Mubarak. Protests have engulfed the Middle Eastern country for 7 days now as tens of thousands demanded the resignation of Egypt’s ruler. The 82-year old Mubarak has been…
In Philippine Hospitals, a Scam Preys on New Nurses
By MARYA SALAMAT
Many hospitals are charging new nurses fees in exchange for work, training and experience, which are required for nursing jobs abroad. This offshoot of the government’s exploitative labor-export policy needs to stop, according to the Gabriela Women’s Party.
Noynoy as Inquirer’s ‘Filipino of the Year’? WTF?
I must admit that after reading the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s headline “Filipino of the Year: Aquino Rocks,” my initial reaction was, “What the f—k?!” But I told myself to read the story first. The country’s leading newspaper might just surprise me.
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ILPS Salutes and Congratulates People of Egypt (PR)
WE SALUTE AND CONGRATULATE THE PEOPLE OF EGYPT FOR RISING UP TO OVERTHROW THE MUBARAK REGIME By PROF. JOSE MARIA SISON Chairperson, International League of Peoples’ Struggle January 30, 2011 The mass uprisings sweeping several Arab countries have shifted their focus from Tunisia to Egypt, a country much bigger in terms of land size, population…
‘Keystroke Revolution’ in the Philippines? Now There’s a Thought.
The recent protests in Tunisia and Egypt have shown that social media can be a driving force for social and political change.