Category: News in Pictures

Peasant women mark int’l rural women’s day

“This important day was celebrated every year to recognize the contribution of rural-based women to the attainment of household and national food security, agriculture, and economic development, but in the Philippines, the sector remains a victim of system-wide poverty, hunger, and abuses, fueled by the chronic landlessness, oppression and exploitation, and suppression of its assertion of land rights.”

News in Pictures: Students protest budget cuts on education

“The education sector will suffer from huge budget cuts while the NTF-ELCAC [National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict] enjoys a big allocation, or P10 billion budget for silencing the people’s dissent. Both the offices of Marcos Jr. and Sara Duterte will have bloated confidential and intelligence funds.”