“Women will hold President Benigno S. Aquino III accountable over the continuing negligence of the victims of super typhoon Yolanda, the worsening poverty experienced by women and their families and the worsening corruption.” – Gabriela
Month: March 2014
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The festering, worsening economic and social crisis has not only resulted in widespread poverty and hunger, worsening social inequities and injustices, but also an alarming increase in cases of violence against women and children. A recent survey involving 42,000 women in all 28 European Union countries revealed the harrowing situation…
“The human rights situation under the Aquino administration is as worrisome as the situation during the Macapagal-Arroyo administration. Perpetrators from state security forces are not being held accountable for their crimes, and much worse, they get juicy promotions, thereby keeping and perpetuating themselves in power.” – Ecumenical Voice
The NUPL vowed to file countercharges against the police “to teach them a lesson that they are supposed to be law enforcers and should respect the rights of citizens.”
“The decision of the House Committee on Constitutional Amendments to amend the 1987 Constitution will entice fishing investors abroad to embark on monopoly fishing expeditions inside the country’s territorial waters to fish for high value sea-based products such as tuna and other high priced aquamarine products.” – Pamalakaya
Edward Snowden revelations have left many Americans shocked by the massive intelligence dragnet operated by the National Security Agency.
“We are taking this opportunity to barrage the government with protests for the whole week until March 8 to expose his (Aquino) accountability for the worsening state of women.” – Gabriela
“It is image building. The US government is trying to soften its image among Filipinos and also in the international community as it prepares for an increased and permanent presence in the Philippines for its vaunted Asian pivot.”
Randy Vegas and Raul Camposano are organizers of government employees under Courage and yet they are to be charged in court because of accusations that they participated in two ambuscades of the New People’s Army – one in Camarines Norte, in southern part of Luzon island and another in Ifugao at the far north – which allegedly occurred just days apart.
Hacienda Luisita farmers share how their huts were destroyed and how they were evicted from their farm lands last month by the security guards of the Tarlac Development Corporation, a firm owned by the family of President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III.