The death of Adamson University student John Matthew Salilig at the hands of his presumptive fraternity “brothers” is a wake-up call to everyone, especially those with a relative in a college or university, that hazing is a continuing problem in many schools as well as in other Philippine institutions. Salilig’s case is in fact provoking other citizens who had so far been silent to reveal how their own kin were similarly victimized.
In HK, migrant rights advocates hold service fair for domestic workers
Filipino migrant rights advocates in Hong Kong kicked off their commemoration of women’s month with free services fair for migrant domestic workers here.
At Ground Level | Ecumenical church leaders plead for lasting peace
Into the eighth month of the new administration, the government’s virulent red-tagging campaign is still being waged by the mouthpieces (official or otherwise) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict – now nominally headed by Ferdinand Marcos Jr. as chairperson.
For now, jeepneys have returned to the streets of the Philippine capital. But all eyes are still on how the Marcos Jr. administration will proceed from the dialogue held with transport leaders.
In Bicol, drivers, operators united against jeepney phaseout
“How can a cooperative help us if we will be working for minimum wage and have payables for the next seven years?”
News in Pictures | International Working Women’s Day
Progressive groups mount a women-led action in time for the International Women’s Day celebration in Manila, Philippines. Women rights defenders and members of sectoral groups asserted their socio-economic rights in the midst the the worsening economic crisis. They also condemned the continuing attacks against women rights activists.
First Person | Sleepless for weeks
Buying a P2.4-million minibus is definitely not an option for Papa; his jeeps’ income are just enough to sustain the family’s daily needs. “Saan ako kukuha ng pera? Uutang? Maintenance pa lang niyan, lugi na ako,” he says. Even so, no bank would provide him such loan at his age.
Jeepney drivers, small operators hold transport strike vs. jeepney phase out
PISTON said that the transport strike paralyzed 80 percent of the National Capital Region’s public transportation.
On 1st day of transport strike vs. jeepney phaseout, Filipino youth say it’s their fight too
On the first day of the week-long transport strike against the jeepney phaseout, it was not just the drivers and small operators that went out on the streets to protest. Young Filipinos were there, too.
Jeepney drivers kick off transport strike vs. phaseout
Jeepney drivers held a transport strike today as the Philippine government continues its plan to phase out not only a cultural icon in the country but the most common and affordable means of transportation for ordinary folk.
Balik-Tanaw | Do not be afraid
By SR. PAT FOX NDS Gn 12:1-4a Ps 33:4-5, 18-19, 20, 22. 2 Tm 1:8b-10 Mt 17:1-9 “God loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord” (Ps.33:5). These words from today’s Psalm reminding us that God is with us in history, drew me to a book review I…