Year: 2012

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – December is a season of giving, but not for government employees. Public school teachers marched to Chino Roces Bridger (former Mendiola Bridge), December 14 to in protest of the 50-percent reduction of their Productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI). “It’s as if it’s not Christmas,” said Digna Balderama, 45,…

By ERICSON ACOSTA Political Prisoner Despite the grim reality of imprisonment, I have not, as of yet, been condemned to a total state of ignorance as far as current efforts of various committed art and cultural groups and alliances are concerned. Thanks largely to a good number of artists and writers who have generously been…

Two years have passed and yet President Aquino’s promise of rendering justice is far from being a reality. Worse, impunity still reigns as rights violations pile up as the government orders the massive deployment of troops not only to run after the NPA but also to protect the operations and profits of big foreign and local corporations.

On Human Rights Day, rights groups slam Aquino government for violations

Farmers march against militarization, terror in their communities

Typhoon Pablo and large-scale mining wreak havoc in Mindanao – progressive group

Passing of law protecting rights defenders urged