“It is unacceptable that Camoral has been waiting for more than two years for a fair trial. This situation mirrors the ‘working’ justice system in the Philippines, where delays, postponements, and excuses have become the norm.”
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Group calls for support for fishers affected by Mindoro oil spill
Citing data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), the group said that in the second quarter of 2022, Palawan and Oriental Mindoro contributed 86.79 percent and 2.57 percent to the total regional fisheries production, respectively. This translates to 59,895.53 metric tons in the local fisheries production.
Balik-Tanaw | Jesus and the Samaritan Woman
A journey of the people of God. They thirst for water. “Why did you ever make us leave Egypt?” They quarrelled and tested the Lord, saying, “Is the Lord in our midst or not?” In the book of Exodus 17:3-7 Moses is being threatened. A prophet chosen by God to lead the people of Israel out of Egypt- i.e. from slavery to freedom. Moses is being questioned. In the desert there is no supply of water. Moses cried to the Lord. The Lord directed him to strike the rock in Horeb with the same staff with which he struck the river. And so he struck the rock and the water flowed from it for the people to drink. God heeded the question of His people. He heard their cry through Moses. God never abandoned his people Israel. God quenched their thirst for freedom and salvation.
Vantage Point | Hazing and the culture of violence
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.
‘Stop indiscriminate bombings in Kalinga’- peace advocates
“We condemn the indiscriminate bombings and shellings and the atmosphere of terror brought about by the continuing military combat operations.”
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.
From being a victim to becoming a migrant women’s rights advocate
Erwiana’s story was among the many stories of domestic workers who, despite the impact of abuse on her – physically and emotionally, have risen up again and worked for the welfare of fellow migrant workers.
‘Together we are stronger’ – Indonesian women migrant workers
“We face the same problem. We don’t want women in this situation. We had to help each other because together we are stronger.”
Transport strike compels Malacañang to review jeepney phaseout
In a press conference on Wednesday, March 8, Piston President Mody Floranda said that the officials from the Palace have agreed to review the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) or the Department of Transportation’s Order No. 2017-011.