“The K12 aims to produce cheaper, more ‘exploitable’ labor. The program is meant to ensure more ‘semi-skilled’ youths enter the labor force as early as 18 years old, which will make the unemployment problem worse.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan
Month: May 2013
Kapunan claims no knowledge of the Olalia-Alay-ay double murder
Accused former Air Force Col. Eduardo Kapunan admitted in court that he ordered the surveillance of labor leader Roland Olalia, who was later found brutally murdered with companion Leonor Alay-ay, in 1986.
Complaints mount against Philippine Envoy in Vancouver
Complaints of sexual harassment, abuse of authority, working under the influence of liquor, and abusive behavior have been lodged against this consul assigned in Canada, and yet, he is still in service and flaunts his connections?
Privatization will affect poor patients, government health workers
For public health workers, serving the Filipino people should always be the government’s priority.
Impending SSS contribution hike hit
By ALDWIN QUITASOL Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY — Anakpawis regional coordinator Michael Cabangon said that as it is, poor workers cannot feed their families due to meager wages and here comes the impending hike on the member’s premium contribution to the Social Security System (SSS) that would surely add up to their burden. Cabangon said…
Despite protests, mining firm starts operations in Kalinga
By ALMA B. SINUMLAG Northern Dispatch TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Angered and disgusted with the recent intrusion of Cordillera Exploration Company Inc. (CEXCI) in their hometown, residents of Tawang village, Balbalan sought help from the office of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) Kalinga to stop the mining activities of CEXCI in the village. The residents brought…
Boys of summer
Canvassing of votes, not spared from problems
When the unofficial results being tallied by the PPCRV yielded a numerically improbable total, Smartmatic technicians proceeded to change a script of the source code, which, to IT experts, proves that the election results could easily be tampered with.
PCOS machine malfunctions raise questions on election results
Instead of releasing partial, unofficial results and providing “trends” based on unreliably tallied votes, the Comelec must order the manual counting of votes.” – Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares
Military visible near polling centers
In schools that served as polling centers here, soldiers from the 25th Infantry are observed to have stayed nearer, less than five meters, to be exact.
Widespread PCOS troubles mar voting nationwide
During the 2010 elections, 16-percent of reports to Kontradaya involved PCOS machines; this election, it made up three of every five reports to KontraDaya.
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