Pasko ng PALEA

[Video] Pasko ng PALEA -RAPPLER.com

Pasko ng PALEA rappler.com Published on Dec 25, 2012 Since its members were “locked out” from their jobs on September 11, 2011 the Philippine Airlines Employee Association (PALEA) has maintained a protest camp outside of the Philippine Airlines in-flight services. PAL implemented an outsourcing program and violently ejected the union members from their posts. Members…

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[In the news] Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman -InterAksyon.com

Quiet signing of RH law marks beginning of ‘reconciliation’ – Lagman By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, InterAksyon.com December 29, 2012 MANILA, Philippines — The lack of fanfare with which President Benigno Aquino III signed the Reproductive Health law is Malacanang’s way of starting a reconciliation process to ensure the support of all sectors for the new statute,…

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[In the news] One billion women to rise on Feb. 14–Filipinos at the forefront, led by Monique Wilson -INQUIRER.net

One billion women to rise on Feb. 14–Filipinos at the forefront, led by Monique Wilson By Annelle S. Tayao, Philippine Daily Inquirer December 29, 2012 Awash in purple light and its floor covered in rose petals, the stage of Music Museum in Greenhills was filled with women—kids, teens, mothers, artists, celebrities, even seniors who survived…

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[In the news] RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws President signed without fanfare -INQUIRER.net

RH, ‘desaparecidos’ bills now laws President signed without fanfare December 29, 2012 Without fanfare, President Benigno Aquino III signed the reproductive health (RH) bill into law last Dec. 21. It was signed together with the Anti-Enforced Disappearance Act. The highly contentious RH law provides “universal access” to reproductive health services and supplies such as contraceptives.…

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[Press Release] Teachers’ bonus released before Christmas -TDC

Teachers’ bonus released before Christmas The productivity Enhancement Incentive (PEI) of public school teachers and government employees was released on-time according to the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC). However, the group’s monitoring this weekend revealed that several schools in some areas like Quezon City in NCR and Sultan Kudarat and Cotabato provinces in Central Mindanao failed…

[Press Release] On Christmas Eve, Farmers’ appeal to government: Defend us from landowners’ harassment -SARA

On Christmas Eve, Farmers’ appeal to government: Defend us from landowners’ harassment Sumalo, Bataan: A farmer from Barangay Sumalo, Hermosa, Bataan may spend Christmas inside the prison for harvesting three (3) pieces of coconut in the land that he has been occupying and tilling for the past thirty (30) years. Jose Laysa, a forty-seven year…

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[Press Release] Milestone Law Criminalizes Forced Disappearances, Aquino Enacts First Law of its Kind in Asia -HRW

Philippines: Milestone Law Criminalizes Forced Disappearances Aquino Enacts First Law of its Kind in Asia (Manila, December 21, 2012) – The new law that criminalizes enforced disappearances in the Philippines is the first of its kind in Asia and a major milestone in ending this horrific human rights violation, Human Rights Watch said today. President…

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[Press Release] Anti-APECO Marchers celebrate gains from 370-km protest walk in March Declaration, urge swift fulfillment of President and Cabinet’s promises -Task Force Anti-APECO

Lakad Katarungan, Lakad Matuwid na Daan Anti-APECO Marchers celebrate gains from 370-km protest walk in March Declaration, urge swift fulfillment of President and Cabinet’s promises “Sa Matuwid na Daan, pangako’y di tinatalikuran.” 26 days after departing by foot from Casiguran, the 120 marchers protesting the implementation of the Aurora Pacific Economic Zone (APECO) are finally…

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[Press Release] Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification -PM

Workers party-list group petitions SC to overturn disqualification The newly-formed workers party-list Partido ng Manggagawa Coalition (PM Coalition) today filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking to overturn the Commission on Elections resolution disqualifying the group. In its petition, PM also sought a temporary restraining order on the scheduled raffle of party-list names and…

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[Statement] Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos -AFAD

Anti-Enforced Disappearance Law: A Precious Christmas Gift to All Filipino Desaparecidos The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) joins the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) and other human rights groups in the Philippines in jubilation for Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III’s signing into law the Republic Act No. 10350, otherwise known as the…

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[Statement] A meaningful Christmas gift -FIND

A MEANINGFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT The families of victims of enforced or involuntary disappearance welcome Republic Act 10350 or the “Anti-Enforced or Involuntary Disappearance Act of 2012” and consider it as a timely and meaningful Christmas gift to them. We are truly grateful to President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for finally signing the bill into law…

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[In the news] ‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ -InterAksyon.com

‘Soldiers shot botanist, companions after thinking they were communist rebels’ By Abigail C. Kwok, InterAksyon.com December 18, 2012 The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) said soldiers mistook botanist Leonard Co and his companions as communist rebels when they fired at Co’s group two years ago in Kananga, Leyte. Although the Army operation was was “legitimate,”…