“I am saddened that the arraignment did not push through. Still, I am resolved to fight until Palparan’s conviction. I hope Duterte will be true to his word – criminals must be sent to jail.”
Month: May 2016
Army major linked in Burgos abduction appears in court sans lawyer
Jonas’s brother Jose Luis or JL Burgos was supposed to testify in court as the fifth prosecution witness. Earlier, however, the defense objected to JL Burgos taking the witness stand.
Groups condemn dismissal of RMN Davao union officers
“It is also dismaying how the NLRC has robbed the RMN Davao workers of their most potent weapon and constitutionally guaranteed right in their search for humane and just employment…”
More protests set as Fabella Hospital closure nears
“Clients and health workers are uniting to call on the DOH to desist from putting into danger the situation of our mothers, because this move will surely increase maternal death rates in the Philippines.”
K to 12, as told by mothers
“It is an additional two years of working to get my child to graduate. Instead of allowing them to go to college early, they added junior and senior high.”
Manila-based journalist gunned down
MANILA – A reporter of a tabloid newspaper was shot in the head, yesterday, May 27 at the Quezon Boulevard in Quiapo, Manila. Alex Balcoba, reporter of the People’s Brigada and member of the Manila Police District Press Corp was shot with a .45 caliber pistol by still unidentified men, according to the National Union…
PBCom employees ask billionaire Lucio Co for wage hike
“This is our continued protest against the near moratorium increases that Management is offering its employees for the next two years’ CBA.”
Youth groups urge Duterte to junk Edca
“President Duterte, you have been a staunch advocate of freedom from foreign intervention. You have been a vocal critic of US meddling in our affairs. We ask you to stand by your statements. Edca is the ultimate agreement that gives them political power inside our country thus, it must be scrapped at all cost.”
Hitting the ground running
The implications of the potential positive progress of the peace negotiations on the Filipino people are huge. If successful, this will forge the nation’s unity, which would have positive effects on the economy, the assertion of the country’s sovereignty, and on effective, far-reaching political reforms.
Moro political detainees | ‘Innocent people continue to suffer behind bars’
“As long as the DOJ memorandum and the reward system remain, more innocent Moro men, most of whom are poor, will be arrested and paraded as terrorists.”
Indigenous group denounces ISO award to ‘worst’ mining companies
CPA sees these awards as deceptive and a cover up for the worst environmental track record of LCMC and Benguet Corporation.