Day: July 8, 2013
“Despite the approval of same sex marriages in some countries, LBGTs are still battling against violence and discrimination, many are still not coming out because of fear…”
Despite the January 22 cease and desist order (CDO) by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 1 against the mining activities, the mining companies did not heed the said order and instead continued with their operations.
“They (the poor) cannot go to any government authority – to the legislature, to the executive, to the Supreme Court – and demand that socio-economic rights be implemented,” Puno said. “A right with no remedy is not a right at all.”
“Philippine officials reported and asked the Saudi police to disperse the 40 stranded OFWs who were protesting inside the POLO compound.” – Migrante
“The Aquino administration only puts at risk the lives of the people because the US government only wants to position their troops in our country with the objective of waging war against China and North Korea.” — Sheena Duazo, spokesperson for Bayan in Southern Mindanao
Peace advocates in Mindanao worry that only one of the four annexes contained in the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro was signed by the GPH and the MILF panels.
“Foot patrols (and) the checkpoints are 24/7. One of the stations at any one time should be conducting a checkpoint in the three entries to the city including the fourth from Samal Island.” — Chief Superintendent Jaime Morente, outgoing Regional Director of the Philippine National Police