[Video] Edsa Stories: Eugenia Apostol – Focus on the Global South

Uploaded by edsastories in youtube. Eugenia Apostol founded in 1985 the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the Philippines‘ newspaper which claims to have the largest share in the market today. It was politically volatile at that time and the people needed an independent publication. Under Apostol’s leadership, the broadsheet reported fearlessly on Corazon Aquino‘s campaign for presidency…

[Press Release] PALEA and allies hold motorcade vs. contractualization, Vow to escalate campaign against planned layoffs at PAL

Describing the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA) as the “last line of defense against contractualization,” a coalition of labor and church organizations are leading today’s motorcade for regular jobs. The groups participating include PALEA, Partido ng Manggagaawa (PM), National Union of Building and Construction Workers, Manggagawa para sa Kalayaan ng Bayan, Federation of Free Workers,…

[From the web] Ninoy Aquino was a political detainee

“We only ask that freedom be returned, we ask for nothing more but we will accept nothing less.”- Ninoy Aquino President Marcos declared martial law on September 21, 1972 and he went on air to broadcast his declaration on midnight of September 23. Aquino was one of the first to be arrested and imprisoned on…

[Statement] Joint statement of AFAD and FIND: Freedom to all Political Prisoners, Justice to all Desaparecidos

The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the Families of Victims of Involuntary Disappearance (FIND) strongly urge the Philippine government to immediately release all political prisoners even as we lament the failure of President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to heed with dispatch the prisoners’ call for freedom. Prompt and favorable response by government could…

[In the news] Aquino yet to decide on Marcos burial | Sun.Star

Aquino yet to decide on Marcos burial | Sun.Star. MANILA –- The decision of President Benigno Aquino III on the burial of his father’s political rival – late strongman Ferdinand Marcos – remained indefinite. “At the moment I think it’s still under consideration, it is still being studied,” Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. told reporters…

[In the news] Militant lawmakers file reso vs hero’s burial for Marcos – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News

Militant lawmakers file reso vs hero’s burial for Marcos – Nation – GMA News Online – Latest Philippine News. ANDREO C. CALONZO, GMA News Seven progressive lawmakers had filed a resolution “strongly opposing” plans to bury the late President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. In House Resolution 1297 that was filed Monday,…