“This is the handiwork of the Duterte regime using the same Armed Forces of the Philippines, the Philippine National Police and the paramilitary goons to terrorize and intimidate legitimate activists and unionists.”
Month: January 2018
Increase in SSS contribution ‘the last thing SSS should be doing’ — Bayan Muna
“This (supposed increase in income) is misleading because not all workers would have increased take home pay because of the TRAIN. In fact majority of workers would still have the same wages but will have added expenses due to the TRAIN.”
Mayon evacuees in need of food, aid
A non-government organization, the Tarabang para sa Bikol, Inc. (TABI), noted that evacuees complain of inadequate food supply. During the first week of evacuation, each family received only ten kilos of rice.
A month after fatal NCCC mall fire| Still no investigation results, no accountability
“The government refuses to learn lessons from the country’s experiences with deadly factory fires.”
Youth groups hit Roque for underestimating mass movement
“Duterte and his parrot, Roque, have had it all wrong. From the start, they have done nothing but ridicule the mass movement. This is why they will not succeed – no matter how much brute force they use against the people.”
‘Let her speak’ | Appellate court asked to reconsider decision barring Mary Jane’s testimony
The Honorable Court, the motion for reconsideration stipulated, “grossly ignored the extraordinary circumstance attendant in this case that puts Mary Jane Veloso under the exception instead of the general rule” in the strict application of criminal procedures in the Philippines.
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Farmers call for ouster of Duterte during commemoration of 31st year of Mendiola massacre
“We cannot allow Duterte to have his way and continue the massacre of farmers through political killings and burdensome economic policies.”
2 peasants, 1 civilian gunned down in a week
Karapatan has criticized Duterte’s counterinsurgency program “Oplan Kapayapaan” as no different from the past administrations’ policies, targeting civilians and activists and peasant and indigenous peoples’ communities.
‘Rearrest of NDFP peace consultants violates peace agreement’ – rights group
“A unilateral declaration by one side without the proper written notice duly received by the other, no matter how categorical yet at the same unjustified, does not make the grade and does not bind the latter.”
Bullying tactics on con-ass, stiff stalemate on voting
Through bullying tactics the House “super-majority” last Tuesday approved, by a voice vote (“ayes” and “nays”), Concurrent Resolution No. 9 which calls for Congress to act as constituent assembly or “con-ass” to revise the 1987 Constitution. The purported goal: to change the form of government from the current unitary to a federal system, a project…