Day: May 25, 2014

Makabayan bloc urges Congress: Fast track bills for tuition moratorium, regulation

“Unfortunately, both CHED [Commission on Higher Education] and the Department of Education (DepEd) have miserably failed to curb the meteoric rise in tuition and other school fees. Their issuances and memorandum orders are inherently full of loopholes and appear merely to give the illusion that these agencies are actually doing something about the problem when the opposite is true.”

Support to Mindanao people’s defense of land, environment, urged

“The Talaingod Manobos who are now just returning to their lands are still in need of food, medicines, blankets and other materials in order to rebuild their lives. They need our support in filing complaints and lobbying against the military before the Commission on Human Rights, Philippine Congress, Philippine courts, and up to the level of the United Nations.”

Mindanao natural resources, protectors under siege

Kalikasan PNE warns that the largely undocumented biodiversity in Pantaron Range might disappear, along with indigenous knowledge of the Talaingod Manobos who have protected the forests of the mountain range for decades, if they continue to be driven out of their ancestral domain by massive troop deployment and military operations of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).