Tags: GABRIELA

Twenty-seven leaders and members of people’s organizations in Southern Tagalog, including a labor lawyer, were charged with arson, destruction of property and conspiracy to commit rebellion. The activists said this is but part of the ‘legal offensive’ of Malacañang, which is meant to derail the people’s movement in the region. BY RONALYN V. OLEA HUMAN…

BY BULATLAT The chapter of GABRIELA in Negros condemned the ‘unlawful arrest’ of Mary Grace Delicano. Delicano, 34, was arrested Sept. 25, around 3 p.m. by elements of Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) and the intelligence unit of the 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army. She was at a waiting shed of the…

BY BULATLAT A women’s organization has congratulated the workers of Bleustar Management and Marketing Corporation (BMMC), which makes and distributes Advan shoes and rainboots, for their victorious strike. The victory resulted in the recognition of their union, the reinstatement of illegally dismissed workers and the formation of Committee of Decorum and Investigation in their workplace…

BY Bulatlat.com August 29, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. Women’s group GABRIELA branded Malacañang’s proposed P1.415 trillion budget for 2009 budget as anti-poor. The group said that to claim that it will provide ‘welfare armor’ for poor families is a complete lie. In a statement, Emmi de Jesus, GABRIELA secretary general, explained that the P10.5 billion…

BY BULATLAT Posted 4:53 p.m., July 29, 2008 Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo admitted in her State of the Nation Address (SONA) yesterday her government’s failure to alleviate poverty in Mindanao due to the ‘endless conflict in the island.’ But a congresswoman from Davao attributed poverty to the Arroyo government itself. In a statement, Gabriela Women’s Party…

It was an unusual reunion of mother and daughter. Nanay Mely visited Hazel in Okinawa, Japan last week. After knowing the details of the sufferings Hazel endured in the hands of an American soldier, Nanay Mely would have wanted to bring Hazel home. But her daughter is determined to fight, and so is she. BY…

Extrajudicial executions, forced disappearances, political persecution, baseless accusations, and arbitrary arrest and detention have no place in a democracy. These are contradictory to it. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Norberto Gonzales, Raul Gonzalez, and the AFP cannot claim to be defending democracy, for they are a curse to it. BY BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat The May 2007 elections are…

BY Bulatlat.com Posted 7:00 p.m., Apr. 24, 2006 Around 500 members of the women’s group GABRIELA, most of them residents of urban poor communities, held a march earlier today to protest against low wages amid the rising prices of prime commodities. Prices of basic goods and services have soared anew amid the steep rise in…

BY DABET CASTAÑEDA Bulatlat.com Found by relatives on Dec. 5, the body of Jocelyn Diaz-Pernia, 34, showed bruises on the face and stomach and strangulation marks on the neck. Pernia’s case is not unique. She is in fact just one of 12 victims of domestic violence reported everyday. Pernia’s small concrete house was dim. The…

The conduct of the May 10 elections in Eastern Visayas is no different from the rest of the country. The report by an election watchdog set up by people’s organizations showed rampant fraud, violence and irregularities. By MAUREEN JAPZON Bulatlat.com TACLOBAN CITY – Contrary to the declaration of the Commission on Elections, Philippine National Police…