By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
The US-Philippines Balikatan exercises are also a bane against the environment.
Artists commemorate death anniversary of slain activists Marcellana and Gumanoy (Photo courtesy of Artists Arrests)
By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — With the theme “Fight for Our Land, Life and Rights!” the Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Peoples’ rights advocates in six provinces of the region staged the 28th Cordillera Day (CD) through celebrations in their respective areas that also served as mass actions calling for the pullout of…
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We are happy and sad at the same time. This is the fruit of our long, arduous struggle. We dedicate this victory to the martyrs of Hacienda Luisita and to all our supporters,” Rodel Mesa, Unyon ng Manggagawa sa Agrikultura
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
“It was a human barricade. We did not gear for a gunfight.” — Sheila Bernal, a resident and president of Samahan ng Pagkakaisa at Rekonsilasyon sa Silverio.
Mindanao-wide protests against US troops peak in Zambo (Photo courtesy of Patriotiko Mindanao)
By MARYA SALAMAT
A week before May 1, as P125 wage hike proposal nears Congress approval, the labor secretary and regional wage boards suddenly realized there is a need indeed for a wage hike.
Press Statement 23 April 2012 We condemn the Aquino government, the local government of Parañaque City, big capitalist Henry Sy, and the Philippine National Police for using violence in trying to demolish the homes of urban poor residents of Silverio Compound, Parañaque today. The excessive violence inflicted on the urban poor of Silverio Compound resulted…
PRESS STATEMENT April 23, 2012 We express our strongest condemnation of the brutal demolition of homes in Silverio Coumpound, the massacre of our brothers in the hands the Aquino administration. Aquino has only brought death and suffering to the toiling masses then in Hacienda Luista, and now in every urban poor community that he tried…
PRESS RELEASE April 23, 2012 The youth group Anakbayan expressed its outrage today as members of the Philippine National Police opened fire today on residents of a Paranaque urban poor community, leaving at least one minor dead and several injured. The 9.7-hectare Silverio Compound, home to around 28 thousand families, is under the threat of…
On Earth Day, environmentalists urge Aquino to declare nationwide moratorium on large-scale mining> (Photo by Jhun Dantes)