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[Statement] Pahayag ng Church-Labor Conference hinggil sa pagtaas ng SSS pension

Pahayag ng Church-Labor Conference hinggil sa pagtaas ng SSS pension Ang Church-Labor Conference ay sumusuporta at naninindigan sa paghiling na itaas ng P2,000 ang SSS pension para sa kapakinabangan ng SSS pensioners. Nakakalungkot na tila walang malasakit ang kasalukuyang administrasyon sa mga umaasang Senior Citizens na maitaas ang kanilang pension. Ang pag-veto ni Pangulong Benigno…

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[Statement] Congress Must Override Aquino’s Veto, Ensure Living Pension for Retirees -FDC

Congress Must Override Aquino’s Veto, Ensure Living Pension for Retirees The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) joins the aggrieved 2.15 million pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) in urging the Philippine Congress to override President Aquino’s veto and proceed to enact the law granting a PhP2,000 across-the-board increase in monthly pension. Further, FDC recommends…

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[Press Release] Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 -CTUHR

Harassment, pol rights violations against unionists intensified in 2015 Cases of harassment and intimidation against trade unionists and labor activists dramatically soared in Y2015 as documented by the Center for Trade Union and Human Rights. Compared to five cases in the previous year, at least 35 cases of harassment and intimidation committed against 192 individuals…

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[Press Release] Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses -HRW

Philippines: Aquino’s Doubtful Legacy on Rights No Real Progress on Justice for Serious Abuses (New York, January 28, 2016) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino III’s six-year term in office will end in mid-2016 without achieving his promised goal to significantly improve human rights in the country, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report…

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[Press Release] Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers -TDC

Teachers recognize Senate approval of optional poll duties, reiterate higher pay for teachers sitting as election workers Public school teachers welcome the Senate approval of Election Service Reform Act (ESRA) on third and final reading the other day. The bill seeks to make election duty non-compulsory for state teachers. “Under the existing laws, teachers are…

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[People] The Tyranny of Global Finance By Walden Bello

The Tyranny of Global Finance By Walden Bello January 19, 2016 Against all expectations, financial capital has emerged even stronger after the financial crisis having staved off regulation and putting the blame on public spending. But its victory is likely a pyrrhic one as a new crisis looms, one in which the global public could…

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[Press Release] Militant workers to Congress: Develop a heart and a spine; override the presidential veto on the SSS Pension Hike -BMP

Militant workers to Congress: Develop a heart and a spine; override the presidential veto on the SSS Pension Hike Members of the militant labor group Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP) held a picket at the Batasan gates today to call on lawmakers to override the presidential veto against a P2,000 increase in the monthly pensioners…

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[Event] MinesWEEPerr: A Forum on Mining and Climate Justice -UPCSSC/SPARK/PMPI

MinesWEEPerr: A Forum on Mining and Climate Justice on January 23, 2-5pm, at the NIGS Auditorium (National Institute on Geological Sciences) This event is co-presented by UP College of Science Student Council SPARK – Samahan ng Progresibong Kabataan Philippine Misereor Partnership Incorporated In partnership with Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity UP Geological Society UP Geology Majors’…

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[Event] #TheLeaderIWant President-VP Forum by RAPPLER.com

#TheLeaderIWant President-VP Forum In 2013, Rappler brought together journalism, technology and community in its coverage of thesenatorial and local elections. For the 2016 Presidential Elections, technology will bring together compelling journalism, an informed citizenry and an engaged crowd in one common journey: the search for #TheLeaderIWant. To guide voters along this journey, Rappler and its…

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[People] The joy of child freedom by Fr. Shay Cullen

The joy of child freedom Fr. Shay Cullen This was a very happy Christmas and New Year celebration for the 70 children, boys and girls IN THE PREDA children’s homes in Zambales. They are recovering and finding a new life. The boys are from the ages of nine to 15 years old and have been…