Month: February 2013

Bulatlat.com MANILA — Environmental and women’s groups are demanding ”justice beyond monetary compensation” for the USS Guardian’s grounding of the Tubbataha Reef National Park, saying the incident is a blatant example of US disrespect for Philippine patrimony and natural resources. “We want indemnification beyond financial compensation, the prosecution of liable officials and the serving of…

PRESS RELASE Ka Efren, NDFP-FarSouth Mindanao Region 22 February 2013 Malacanang’s approval and issuance of the ECC for the Xstrata-SMI gold-copper project in Tampakan is a plot hatched in hell. Pnoy is inexcusably accountable for this barefaced and traitorous act. He has proven once more his subservience to his real bosses — the big landlords,…

By MARYA SALAMAT
A threat to life and the environment; a green light to more human rights violations; a case of bullying by the national government on the local government, which banned open pit mining; and most likely, a case of high-stakes corruption. This is how progressive groups describe the granting of an ECC to SMI-Xstrata.

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat.com A Gmanews.tv report revealed that a million jobs were lost from 2011-2012. The report cited data from the Department of Labor and Employment showing that the number of employed Filipinos went down to 37.668 million in October 2012 from 38.55 million in October 2011. It also cited data from the National…