[Statement] Aquino Admin, Solve the Ph-Taiwan Dispute & Protect the Rights and Welfare of Fil Migrant Workers -KAAGAPAY OFW

Demanding and Calling for Urgent Action of the Aquino Administration in Solving the Philippine–Taiwan Dispute and Protecting the Rights and Welfare of Filipino Migrant Workers in Taiwan This is in relation to the current face-off of the Philippine and Taiwanese Government which have put the welfare of the overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in Taiwan at…

[Press Release] Workers belittle non-wage benefits as “scraps,” job fairs as “farce” -PM

Workers belittle non-wage benefits as “scraps,” job fairs as “farce” As President Benigno Aquino III announced non-wage benefits for workers today, the militant Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) belittled it as “scraps meant for slaves.” “Workers are not children that can be pacified with candy. The Constitution mandated a living wage for workers but the State…

[Press Release] Gina Lopez, Ms Earth runners-up join Sibuyan, Romblon Officials’ launching of Tao Muna, Hindi Mina! Campaign

Gina Lopez, Ms Earth runners-up join Sibuyan, Romblon Officials’ launching of Tao Muna, Hindi Mina! Campaign More than a thousand residents of Sibuyan Island in the province of Romblon marked Earth Day (April 22) with the rejection of mining approval and applications through a simultaneous caravan and prayers through the intercession of St. Francis of…

[Statement] In-City relocation, hindi demolisyon! Tunay na serbisyo mula sa Gubyerno, hindi harassment at kawalan ng pagkilala sa aming karapatan! -PINAGSAMA

“IN-CITY RELOCATION, HINDI DEMOLISYON! TUNAY NA SERBISYO MULA SA GUBYERNO, HINDI HARASSMENT AT KAWALAN NG PAGKILALA SA AMING KARAPATAN!” Ito ang hiling ng mga maralitang mamamayan ng Las Pinas na nagrali sa harap ng Las Pinas City Hall, alas-9 ng umaga (ng April 15). Ang may tatlong-daang (300) miembro ng PINAGSAMA ay nagsimulang magmartsa mula…

[Events] A thousand cyclists rode for freedom -Dakila

Dakila – Philippine Collective for Modern Heroism A thousand cyclists rode for freedom Around 1,000 cyclists participated in the Freedom Ride for a Human Trafficking Free Philippines last Saturday March 9, 2013. Ambassadors H.E. Ton Boon von Ochssee of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Josef Rychtar of the Czech Embassy, and…

[Events] Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country -ATM

Hundreds gather to protest mining all over the country Local groups stage candle lighting and prayers against mining projects Quezon City—Hundreds of protesters from mining-affected communities throughout the country gathered over the weekend to condemn the negative impacts of large-scale mining and the decision of national agencies allowing for the aggressive promotion of mining in…

[Blog] THE SABAH ISSUE: The Betrayal to the Republic of the Philippines of Mr. Aquino by Jose Mario De Vega

THE SABAH ISSUE: The Betrayal to the Republic of the Philippines of Mr. Aquino I concur with the statement of the Anonymous Philippines (February 28th) that President Aquino‘s February 26, 2013 statement on Sabah issue is problematic. In fact, I will even argue that the pronouncement of Mr. Aquino is unpatriotic and treasonous. Whatever little…

[In the news] UN’s Ban meets Malaysian envoy on Sabah; HRW urges acccess to humanitarian aid, respect for rights -InterAksyon.com

UN’s Ban meets Malaysian envoy on Sabah; HRW urges acccess to humanitarian aid, respect for rights By Abigail Kwok, InterAksyon.com March 9, 2013 MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE – 10:41 a.m.) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met with Malaysia’s representative to the world body as he continued his bid to resolve the ongoing crisis in Sabah.…

[Press Release] Freedom Ride raises awareness on Human Trafficking -Dakila

Freedom Ride raises awareness on Human Trafficking Advocates take on the fight against human trafficking to another level as they hold the first ever Freedom Ride on March 9, 2013 at the Venice Piazza, McKinley Hill, Taguig. Cyclists wearing shirts printed with 1343 Anti-Trafficking hotline shall bike around the cities of Taguig, Manila, Pasay and…

[In the news] Long wait ends for HR victims -PhilStar.com

Long wait ends for HR victims By Mike Frialde, The Philippine Star February 25, 2013 MANILA, Philippines – Labor leader Romy Castillo will never forget the events of July 23, 1984, the day he was introduced to wet submarine, dry submarine and electrocution. Following his arrest by agents of the Marcos regime, Castillo was subjected…