Rights groups slam Palace decision on PAL spin-off, support workers

Saying that workers’ rights and dignity should be the priority of President Benigno S. Aquino III administration, several human rights groups expressed dismay over the recent Malacañang ruling upholding the Philippine Airlines’ move to sub-contract its Airport Services, In-flight Catering, and Call Center Reservations Units. According to the PAL Employees Association (PALEA), this spin-off plan…

CHR on Child Abuse in the TV program Willing Willie

The Commission on Human Rights strongly condemns the “Willing Willie” episode aired on March 12, 2011 wherein a 6-year old boy named Jan-Jan Suan performed a “macho-dancing routine”. This is an exploitation of the child’s innocence and demeans his inherent dignity for entertainment’s sake. The multiple pressures exerted on Jan-Jan by the TV program’s host,…

‘Am I going to die today?’ – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

‘Am I going to die today?’ – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. Nation mourns for 1st Filipinos executed in China Philippine Daily Inquirer Source: Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines—They were told they were to die only Wednesday morning. “I was the first one to see her,” Sally Villanueva’s younger sister Mylene Ordinario told radio dzBB from Xiamen,…

“Malungkot na araw… Patay na po ‘yung tatlong kababayan natin,” -Vice President Binay

“Malungkot na araw… Patay na po ‘yung tatlong kababayan natin,” Vice President Binay said in an interview with media. HROnlinePH extends our condolence to the relatives and friends of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva and Ramon Credo and Elizabeth Batain. ————————————– VP Binay confirms deaths of 3 convicted Pinoys in China – Pinoy Abroad – GMA News Online…