Over 300 farmers and indigenous people from General Nakar in Quezon province are marching towards Malacañang as they continue to oppose the government plans to build the controversial Kaliwa Dam.
CA affirms dismissal of trumped-up case vs. journalist, trade unionist
In a decision dated Jan. 27, CA Associate Justice Lorenzo R. Dela Rosa said that the “granting of the quashal of the search warrants is only proper and just.”
Rights group urges authorities to ensure rights of captured NPA fighter
A human rights group said the military should provide the needed medical services, be afforded visitation rights from his family and chosen lawyer, and be protected from torture and harassment.
Former energy official urges gov’t takeover of Malampaya project
Udenna Corporation and Prime Infra earn an estimated P50 million each day. This can be used to promote and uphold the people’s welfare, said a former energy official.
#LualhatiLives: Artist groups pay tribute to Lualhati Bautista’s contributions
Various groups have paid tribute to the late novelist and critic Lualhati Bautista who passed away last Sunday, Feb. 12.
Green light for subservience?
By DEE AYROSO
Marcos Jr. urged to prioritize local sugar mills
The country’s sugar workers called on Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to reopen the Central Azucarera de Don Pedro, Inc. (CADPI) in Nasugbu, Batangas, to boost the country’s sugar supply and ethanol production.
Health workers hold ‘Black Hearts’ protest over unpaid benefits, possible displacements
Filipino health workers celebrated Valentine’s Day with a “Black Hearts Day” protest as they called anew for a substantial salary increase and the release of their still unpaid COVID-19 allowances.
Group fears looming train fare hikes amid crisis
“Private companies always come after big profit margins. Under LRMC’s contract, the government will pay once the corporation is not able to charge a fare hike. This is unclear and anti-people,” said Bayan.
Samahan ng mga Warm pa rin ang Valentines
By DEE AYROSO
Balik-Tanaw | Wisdom in the least
Time and time again, we are reminded of keeping our connections and relations with our kapwa. Just as the pandemic has taught us. Sadly though, it seems like the world is not learning and listening to the wisdom in the least. The world is still focused on producing more than what is needed, is fixated on owning and consuming more and more. Our modern lifestyle is contributing to the destruction of mother nature. We seem to be forgetting to see and hear our brothers and sisters that are hurting the most – the poor, the indigenous peoples, the farmers, the laborers, the women, the children. More and more women and children are still becoming victims of domestic abuse and sexual harassment. We, peoples of these islands seem to have forgotten the value of kapwa that is part of our spirituality.