“National minorities – 24 lumad from the Manobo tribe and some Calagan Moros were also exploited to work for a measly P9.46 a day – the same paltry sum that the Cojuangco-Aquinos gave their ‘stockholders’ 12 years ago.”
Month: January 2017
The problem is not excess but lack of activism
A week before the global celebration of Human Rights Day in 2016, various people’s organizations in the Philippines conducted a solidarity fasting campaign to press for the release of 400 political prisoners. In response, a government peace negotiator described the action as counterproductive and that it is putting undue pressure to President Rodrigo Duterte. Never…
Sustaining the Momentum of the Women’s March: Where We Go From Here
For those of us who are committed social justice activists or organizers, the sheer scale of this march was awe-inspiring.
Miss Universe parody shows real state of women
Miss ENDOnasya, Miss Demolition Republic, Miss No Land, Miss Escuela Lumpoor and Miss Saudi ArabYaya were the contestants in Gabriela’s “Miss Neolibers Reality Pageant.”
Peace diplomacy means growing reefs, not rockets on Spratlys – green groups tell China
“The seven military outposts of China across West Philippine Sea has put crosshairs on its various ecosystems and fishing grounds.”
By DEE AYROSO
Reds support peace talks
MANILA — Members of underground organizations under the National Democratic Front of the Philippines held a lightning rally this morning in Cubao, Quezon City in support of the ongoing peace talks between the government and the NDFP. In a statement, the NDFP-Metro Manila welcomed the third round of talks between the two parties as socioeconomic…
As Reds, gov’t talk peace, 2 activists killed
Veronico Lapsay Delamente, 27 years old, leader of a Mamanwa tribe and Alexander Ceballos, a leader of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NFSW) in Negros Occidental were treacherously killed on January 20.
Gov’t, NDFP ink guidelines for human rights, humanitarian law monitoring body
“There is no reason now for the GRP JMC to renege on its role to investigate the at least 4,000 complaints filed against GRP State security forces since 2004.” – Cristina Palabay, Karapatan secretary general and independent observer to the JMC on CARHRIHL.
PH progressives protest Trump on inauguration
Bayan called Trump’s rise to the presidency “as a product of the US government’s failed neoliberal economic policies.”
Rekindling optimism over GRP-NDFP peace talks
Negotiate in a non-adversarial way. Resolve differences and overcome obstacles. Focus on the substantial agenda of social, economic and political reforms that address the root causes of the armed conflict and thus move decisively forward to a just and lasting peace. Invoking these vital principles, the two panels in the revived GRP-NDFP peace talks under…