Day: May 27, 2013

Why increase SSS premiums? workers’ groups ask

Since the time of President Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino retirees have never seen their SSS pension increase. Quirico D. Gapasin, 77, complained of this as he joined a picket in front of the SSS main office in Quezon City. He was just passing by East Avenue, he said, when he chanced upon members of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Piston protesting the impending hike in SSS premiums, amid the little to no improvement in benefits and services.

Tribe groups seek UN hand on rights violations

Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rights violations perpetrated against indigenous peoples in the country are alarming