The ACT Teachers Party filed on Feb. 21 House Bill 7211, An Act Increasing the Minimum Salaries of Public School Teachers and other Government Employees and Augmenting the Personnel Economic Relief Allowance (PERA).
Month: February 2018
Chief Justice Sereno’s ‘forced leave’ exposes widening cracks in Judiciary – lawyers group
The NUPL stressed that in the end, the losing party in this fiasco is not the Chief Justice nor any Justice of the Court, nor the Court or the entire judicial system.
On workers’ draft Executive Order to End Endo | ‘Any EO weaker than this is unacceptable’
“President Duterte’s ‘compromise’ means that he wants workers to be exploited indefinitely; and that we could never accept.”
TNCS, Big Biz are big employers of contractuals
These are just some examples readily provided by one labor organization.
Stand with Samar | On ‘ricelessness’, hunger, and poverty
“We have exhausted all means to raise our issues to the local DA (Department of Agriculture) and Samar LGUs (local government units) but our demands fell on deaf ears.”
Espino wants warrantless arrest, reclusion perpetua for members of ‘terror’ groups
If this proposed law was passed, the government can start making warrantless arrest and detention 15 days after publication.
‘Wheel of Terror’: Martial law in Mindanao exhorts state violence
As of December 2017, Karapatan has already documented 126 cases of extrajudicial killings in the whole country — at least half of which committed in the Southern Mindanao Region (SMR).
Stand With Samar | Cops demolish campout of Visayan farmers
“We were hoping that Sec. Piñol would face us and hear out our demands but it turned out that he has snubbed us and disregarded our demands.”
Homelessness to worsen with new housing agency, Cha-cha
The super agency would further increase the cost of “socialized housing,” enrich real estate developers and, justify and speed up the eviction and demolition of informal settlers.
Fisheries code worsened poverty of fisherfolk for 20 years – fisherfolk group
“The fisherfolk is already being battered by numerous issues besetting the fishing sector; namely, the fish catch depletion due to corporate plunder of marine resources, the anti-fisherfolk law that allows commercial fishing fleets to exploit municipal waters, and the government’s lack of support to our sector?”
By DEE AYROSO