“Unlucky Filipinos who couldn’t get a time slot in the Philippine embassy’s outreach services have to go to Vancouver to simply renew their passports—a process that could cost up to $700 in airfare and accommodations, plus the $69 passport fee.”
Month: February 2014
MANILA – Members of the Gabriela Women’s Party together with concerned mothers stormed the Department of Health (DOH) on Thursday, Feb. 27 to protest and expose the “deceitful moves” to privatize public hospitals beginning with the Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital through a joint circular issued by the Department of Finance, the National Economic and…
“The growing number of undocumented OFWs worldwide is indicative of the ongoing crisis of forced migration and the systemic economic crisis in the country.” – Migrante International
“I thought that our struggle would end when we accepted the offer to relocate. But now I realized that it is not yet over.”
“Because of the POC modernization, we are being asked to leave the hospital even if the medical treatment has not yet been completed.”
“We hope our SC justices will open their minds and hearts to the difficulties and hardships of poor patients who are being victimized by privatization and other anti-health policies.” Alliance of Health Workers
The progressive workers movement was historically one of the most consistent in leading protests and strikes against the Marcos dictatorship.
In the 70s and 80s, the “preferential option for the poor, the deprived and the oppressed” was the calling for church people.
“By extending the reach of the antediluvian libel law into cyberspace, the Supreme Court has suddenly made a once infinite venue for expression into an arena of fear, a hunting ground for the petty and vindictive, the criminal and autocratic.” — NUJP
“The appointment of a PC [Philippine Constabulary] relic to head the claims board is not only a grievous insult to the struggle against martial law but is also a shameless denial of the ideals of asserting freedom and democracy that was highlighted during the first Edsa People Power uprising in 1986.” – SELDA
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com It has been more than three months ago when I first set foot in Tacloban City. It was unfortunate that the first time I visited the city – referred to as one of the most beautiful in the country – it was during the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda. When…