Before being given their end of contract (Endo) last June, the 50 ticket sellers who were dismissed and the 70 who were renewed but on shorter period were regularly being signed up for six-month work contracts by the MRT Corporation.
Month: August 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte’s dramatic declaration of a unilateral cease-fire vis-a-vis the CPP-NPA-NDFP to usher in the peace talks slated to resume on August 20 was, for all intents and purposes, one of the high points of his one-and-a-half-hour-long State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 25. He said it was to be effective immediately.…
By RON DE VERA They came at night To rape our mothers They came at night To steal our fathers They came at night To hurt our brothers They came at night To kill our sisters They came at night To keep us silent They came at night To end our dreams They stayed all…
These so-called development projects that serve as the AFP’s loophole in their commander-in-chief’s ceasefire declaration are precisely the reasons why grassroots communities are denied of land, water, food, livelihood, and rights.
Against fantasies of demobilization and capitulation, the Peace Talks must be viewed for its real purpose. It is a venue for human rights and international humanitarian law to be revisited on account of the horrifying violations of the rules of war committed especially by government troops against guerrillas and civilians.
By ENTENG BAUTISTA