Kontrobersyal ang mga tsapter ng Trans-Pacific Partnership hinggil sa liberalisasyon sa agrikultura; pag-import at pag-eksport ng “textiles”, “apparel”, at “footwear”; intellectual property rights (IPR); serbisyo at pamumuhanan; kontrol sa pamumuhunan at kapital; pribatisasyon ng mga kumpanyang pag-aari ng gobyerno; pangangalaga ng kalikasan; at karapatan ng mga manggagawa.
Day: April 25, 2014
‘CHR, inutile and absurd’ – Manobo women
Some 50 Manobo women who were displaced from Talaingod, Davao Del Norte and progressive women’s group Gabriela trooped to the office of the Commission of Human Rights Region XI to protest its inaction on the human rights violations being committed by the military in their community. The CHR, the group said, is ‘inutile and absurd.’…
Int’l lawyers group to file case vs US basing in the Philippines
The UN-accredited International Association of Democratic Lawyers believes that this new basing agreement violates Philippine and international laws and threatens the stability of the Asian region.
Family of killed OFW in Singapore clamor for justice
“We want no stone left unturned. If she really fell accidentally, we are willing to accept her fate. But we cannot just concede without a fight. If there was foul play, we want justice for my sister.” – Lorena, sister of OFW Milagros Oramoto
Throwback to 1946, strengthening US stranglehold on the Philippines
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The Aquino government has been rushing two things in time for the visit of US Pres. Barack Obama: the “Framework Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation” between the US and the Philippines that would provide US troops, warships, submarines, fighter planes and war materials greater access to military camps and other…
On 2nd year of SC ruling, Hacienda Luisita farmers storm DAR
On the second anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Hacienda Luisita, farmworker-beneficiaries stormed the main office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR). They called on Secretary Virgilio delos Reyes to face them in a dialogue but neither the DAR chief nor any of his representative talked to the farmers. Instead, anti-riot police pushed Hacienda Luisita farmers out of the DAR compound.
Two years after the SC decision, Hacienda Luisita farmers said DAR has not performed its mandate of distributing the land.