Day: May 13, 2011

May 5, 2011 H.E. Jejomar Binay Vice President Republic of the Philippines Dear Vice President Jejomar Binay, Greetings from Tanggol Bayi, an organization of women human rights defenders in the Philippines! I wrote to express our organization’s strong and vehement opposition to the dangerous proposal of our legislators from the House of Representatives to allow…

By Joshua Holland AlterNet The Obama administration deftly shaped the media coverage of its prized kill by detailing a picture-perfect, morally unambiguous special forces operation, which culminated in the death of Osama bin Laden. Most of the details of that narrative have now unravelled, but the conventional wisdom that the tale established remains. As Glenn…

“We urge the Catholic community to actively participate in crafting a national policy on women’s reproductive health on the framework that full access to healthcare services is a universally recognized right and that population control is never to blame for and should not be a panacea to the country’s worsening poverty.” Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Luzviminda Ilagan.

The solidarity mission went to Pantabangan to document the conditions of the Igorot community who are being displaced from the land they have been tilling. The team did not expect that they would experience what the Igorots have to put up with in their struggle for land.

Sidebar: For two Igorot women, a constant struggle to survive

Sidebar: Imprisoned for refusing to leave their land

After almost eight months of waiting, dismissed Radio Mindanao Network DXDC-Davao (RMN-DXDC Davao) station manager Mario Maximo “Dodong” Solis won the illegal dismissal case he filed against Radio Mindanao Network (RMN). Solis was fired on September 6, 2010, with RMN citing “loss of trust and confidence and willful disobedience” as bases for his termination. Solis…