Month: August 2014

6-Million signature drive vs pork barrel kicks off in Cebu

Church and civil society leaders from different regions gathered in Cebu City yesterday to pilot the 6-million signature campaign to abolish the pork barrel system. According to the organizers, more than 1,000 individuals were monitored to have attended the people’s congress. The signature drive will continue at the anti-pork barrel system protest at the Luneta…

Rights group warns of more harassment on activists as Manobo leader is freed on bail

“This is clearly another case of state harassment against progressive leaders and organizations to silence us amid the mounting public clamor for change. What is dangerous is that 101 John Does have been included in the warrant that was used to arrest him.” – Naty Castro, secretary general of Karapatan-Caraga

By Satur C. Ocampo At Ground Level | The Philippine Star The controversies that have arisen from the Supreme Court’s consecutive rulings on the unconstitutionality of the PDAF (Priority Development Assistance Fund of legislators) and the DAP (Disbursement Acceleration Program of P-Noy) continue to sizzle. The government has sought to have the rulings reversed by…