[Statement] TFDP GA Statement of Support for PALEA

TFDP GA Statement of Support for PALEA We, delegates and participants of the 16th National General Assembly of the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), in renewing our commitment to human rights, particularly to its universality, as originally conceived in its establishment in 1974 by the Association of the Major Religious Superiors in the…

[Statement] Never again to martial law! Continue to uphold, defend and advance our basic rights!- SANLAKAS

NEVER AGAIN TO MARTIAL LAW! CONTINUE TO UPHOLD, DEFEND AND ADVANCE OUR BASIC RIGHTS! (SANLAKAS Statement / 21 September 2011) Exactly thirty-nine years ago today, our country and people officially became national prisoners enslaved and repressed by the fascist Marcos dictatorship.  Although Marcos publicly declared military rule only two days afterward, September 21, 1972 shall…

[Press Release] PALEA dismisses economic sabotage, illegal strike cases; announces big protest tomorrow

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) dismissed threats of an economic sabotage case from the government and an illegal strike suit from the management of Philippine Airlines (PAL). “We are confident that PALEA’s protest against contractualization last Tuesday is within the bounds of the Constitutionally-guaranteed right to seek redress of grievances,” declared Gerry Rivera, PALEA…

[Event] Protest rally to smash light-bulbs on NAPOCOR SEAL – SANLAKAS

SANLAKAS- MEDIA ADVISORY PROTEST RALLY TO SMASH LIGHT-BULBS ON NAPOCOR SEAL (to symbolize the growing anger of the basic masses against high electricity rates in the country) 10:30 a.m.  TOMORROW (September 30,2011) @ NAPOCOR (Quezon Avenue corner BIR Road, Q.C.) SANLAKAS ASSEMBLY AREA (at 9:30a.m.): Bantayog ng mga Bayani entrance (between Centris Mall and NAPOCOR…

[Statement] Statement of the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch concerning the position of President Aquino on LGBT Rights

GET REAL, MR. PRESIDENT:  Statement of the Philippine LGBT Hate Crime Watch concerning the position of President Aquino on LGBT Rights THE PHILIPPINE LGBT HATE CRIME WATCH, a diverse, inclusive, and non-partisan community of individuals and organizations dedicated to ending prejudice and hate crimes targeting LGBT Filipinos, is calling on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III…

[Event] Rock for Peace – Dakila

Sa gitna ng gulo, gusto lang naman talaga natin ng kapayapaan. Idaan natin sa masayang tugtugan bukas. Rock for Peace, bukas na bukas na nga! Eastwood Central Plaza, 6-11pm, free admission! With performances from: Urbandub, Franco, Malay, Radioactive Sago Project, Julianne, Noel Cabangon, Typecast and many more! Kitakits! Source: Dakila

[Statement] Preservation and turn-over of ML documents, a step towards combating, and eventually ending, impunity – PAHRA

STATEMENT OF SOLIDARITY Commemorating the 39th Anniversary of the Imposition of Martial Rule Ending Impunity and Building an Enabling Environment for Human Rights: Launching the Process  towards the Preservation and Turn-over of Martial Law Documents to Civilian Institutions September 21, 2011 Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City When I was told of this event,  I…

[Press Release] PALEA: PNoy should push PAL to open talks to resolve issue not threaten protesting workers

The Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) dismissed President Benigno Aquino’s announcement that government is considering filing a case of economic sabotage against the union as it vowed to continue the protest against contractualization. Almost a thousand PALEA members and their supporters from church and labor groups are now picketing the PAL In-Flight Center along MIA…

[Press Release] PALEA says protest continues, vows fight not over

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) declared that the protest against layoff and contractualization continues with some 400 Philippine Airlines (PAL) employees picketing the In-Flight Center along MIA Road near Terminal 2. “The fight is not over. Yesterday PAL employees showed that they are solidly in defiance of the layoff and outsourcing plan. While PAL…

[Press Release] PALEA starts protest action vs. lockout

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) started at around 7:00 a.m. today a protest action against the impending lockout on October 1 of 2,600 employees of Philippine Airlines (PAL). “PALEA has decided to act now instead of waiting for the onslaught of the outsourcing typhoon on Friday. This is the mother of all protests against…

[Press Release] PALEA slams PAL for employing scabs

The Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA) today slammed Philippine Airlines (PAL) for illegally employing “scabs” in its operations. Yesterday a commotion occurred at the Terminal 2 tarmac as PALEA members confronted personnel of MacroAsia, a Lucio Tan-owned service provider, who were operating PAL catering trucks and planning to service Japan-bound flights of PAL. PALEA members…

[Press Release] International and local experts lambast SMI consultants Say Tampakan mining project has high potential for loss of life and environmental damage – alyansatigilmina.net

International and local experts lambast SMI consultants Say Tampakan mining project has high potential for loss of life and environmental damage Koronadal City—International and local experts critiqued the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of the Tampakan Mine Project in a public forum held at the South Cotabato gymnasium and Cultural Center, last September 23.…

[Featured Photos] Community staged picket against power rates hike – FDC

Members of community-based organizations affiliated with the Freedom from Debt Coalition stage a picket protest against high electricity rates during a “face-off” between FDC and commissioners of the Energy Regulatory Commission. Related articles Pro co-op conversion reps may block DOE, ERC, NEA budgets (bukidnonews.wordpress.com) Buseco pays off ERC ‘other charges’ case by P100T (bukidnonews.wordpress.com)

[In the news] MIGRANTE CLAIMS 2 ‘mysterious’ deaths of OFWs reported monthly – INQUIRER.net

MIGRANTE CLAIMS 2 ‘mysterious’ deaths of OFWs reported monthly INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—At least two “mysterious” deaths of Filipino workers abroad are being reported every month, Filipino migrants rights group Migrante said Saturday. Most cases involved female domestic helpers in the Middle East, said Migrante-Middle East regional director John Leonard Monterona. He said Migrante chapters in…