By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Progressive groups welcomed the resignation of Merceditas Gutierrez as ombudsman, calling it the outcome of vigilance and the determination to hold officials accountable.
Impeachment of Ombudsman Gutierrez, A Victory for the People
‘Impeaching Ombudsman Is Important Step Toward Justice’
By JONELLE MARIN
“By joining federations outside of the company, we learn from workers of other companies and we are able to understand these problems.”
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We will never again allow the travesty of Philippine sovereignty. The Filipino people and Philippine Senate booted out the US bases in 1991 as one of the last vestiges of our colonial relations with America,” said Satur Ocampo, president of Makabayan coalition.
The struggles of a minimum wage earner
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
For the year 2009 – 2010, the Institute for Occupational Health and Safety Development (IOHSAD) recorded at least 511 deaths and 791 injured in work-related incidents in the Philippines. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), a worker dies every 15 seconds because of work-related injuries and accidents.
By JONELLE MARIN and JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com CORAZON DE JESUS, San Juan City — Noah Andaliza, 22, was forced to leave Barangay (village) Corazon de Jesus in San Juan City when he was still 7 years old. Poverty pushed his parents to send him to live with his aunt in Samar. After his…
By MARYA SALAMAT
Although most came from firms belonging to the top 500 corporations, with some being subsidiaries of top global corporations, the unionists complained also of low wages and threats to their job security.
By JANESS ANN J.ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Overseas Filipino Workers from Madagascar did not expect that their struggle to get what is due to them is by far harder back home. “I was relieved when I was finally repatriated. I know that OFWs have contributed substantially to keep the country’s economy afloat and that the…
By Ace Alegre Bulatlat.com TABUK CITY, Kalinga (April 4, 2011) – The curiosity of this scientist who never stops “wandering” for answers is now making wonders. For endlessly answering whys, Kalinga native Corazon Kub-ao Ryan, 52, a Gawad Saka national awardee in fishery category in 1997, is getting both fame in the world of agriculture…