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By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com MANILA — A year after she stepped down from office, controversies and scandals continue to hound former president and current Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Bayan Muna Representative Neri Javier Colmenares wants the House of Representatives to investigate the transfer of P 435.15 million (US$10,116,279) from the funds of the…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“Something is indeed terribly wrong when pastors and church workers are killed, arrested and detained or go missing while they are teaching people to know, defend and fight for their rights,” Rev. Rex Reyes, general secretary of the National Church of Christ in the Philippines (NCCP), said.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
As of five days ago, the NFA awarded to the private sector the rights to import 660,000 metric tons out of the 860,000 metric tons of rice to be imported for the year, this despite news reports of sacks of rice rotting in NFA warehouses. And rice traders who import the rice would even be exempted from paying taxes.

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The thieves who raided the nation’s coffers cannot be allowed to escape punishment. President Aquino should take a cue from actions such as this filing of criminal charges against Gutierrez and put meat into his words that he is an enemy of the corrupt.” – lawyers’ group

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com April 5 marked the birth of a woman who is accused of violating human rights and causing the death of another woman who died defending human rights. As former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrated her 64th birthday on April 5, family and friends of student journalist and woman human rights…

By RONALYN V. OLEA
“We have decided to file for moral and exemplary damages against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her security officials for violation of our rights. This is but a small step to end impunity in our country. Yet, this a step forward in our long march for justice,” Gary Liberal, spokesman of the Morong 43, said.

By BENJIE OLIVEROS
During the 10th National Congress of the Kilusang Mayo Uno, the labor center took stock of its strengths and weaknesses and resolved to bring the struggle of workers to a higher level, and to pursue the fight against neoliberal policies, which constitute an attack on the rights of workers and the Filipino people.

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Fr. Joe Dizon of Pagbabago said the recent exposé on corruption in the military is another test for the current administration. “This is a golden opportunity to show that he (President Aquino) is serious (in fighting corruption).”

Sidebar: Cash Handouts in the Philippine Military

Media Release 31 January 2011 Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno accused today former Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of being responsible for the alleged P50 Million “pabaon” system for retiring generals of the military, while also condemning Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III for failing to show political will in going after the former president despite numerous accusations…