[From the web] Rebalancing privatization: Keeping public services public -by Rene Ofreneo

Rebalancing privatization: Keeping public services public by Rene Ofreneo The approval by the House of Representatives of House Bill 7437 prohibiting the privatization of government hospitals is a welcome development. As explained by the bill’s principal author, Angelina Tan, public health institutions “should remain public and should continue to serve the poor.” There are more…

[Statement] Litany of Suffering under Duterte -FDC

Litany of Suffering under Duterte The Freedom from Debt Coalition, together with Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP), Sentro, Katarungan, Piglas Kababaihan, Partido ng Manggagawa (PM), Kilusan at Ugnayan ng Maralitang Pasigueno (Kumpas), WomanHealth Philippines, Sustainability and Participation through Education and Lifelong Learning (SPELL), Block Marcos, and In Defense of Human Rights and Dignity Movement (iDefend),…

[Statement] No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! -FDC/Palag Na!

No To Legalized Impunity Through a Fraudulent Martial Law! Justice and Solidarity for the Bangsamoro People and Other Victims of State Repression! Despite questionable constitutional grounds and fraudulent claims of gory crimes committed by the so-called Maute “terrorist group”, the Supreme Court recently upheld, by an overwhelming majority, President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law in…

[From the web] FDC – Aquino Gov’t Surpasses Arroyo as Biggest Debtor; Urges Voters to Rise Up Against Debt, Poverty and Inequality

FDC – Aquino Gov’t Surpasses Arroyo as Biggest Debtor; Urges Voters to Rise Up Against Debt, Poverty and Inequality MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III not only failed to curb the country’s poverty and debt burden. He turned out to be the biggest loan addict, and a total failure in addressing the Philippines’ entrapment…

[Statement] Congress Must Override Aquino’s Veto, Ensure Living Pension for Retirees -FDC

Congress Must Override Aquino’s Veto, Ensure Living Pension for Retirees The Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) joins the aggrieved 2.15 million pensioners of the Social Security System (SSS) in urging the Philippine Congress to override President Aquino’s veto and proceed to enact the law granting a PhP2,000 across-the-board increase in monthly pension. Further, FDC recommends…

[Press Release] Activists stage “pabasa” to denounce people’s suffering under P-Noy -FDC

Activists stage “pabasa” to denounce people’s suffering under P-Noy Activists belonging to the Freedom from Debt Coalition (FDC) and the multisectoral campaign Palag Na! staged their own version of the traditional pabasa near the gates of Malacanang today to denounce the suffering caused by the “arrogant, insensitive and incompetent” administration of Pres. Benigno Aquino III.…

[Statement] Isulong ang Karapatang Pantao, Bagong Pulitika, Bagong Ekonomiya, Bagong Sistema -FDC/PAHRA/KonTRAPOrk

Pahayag sa Okasyon ng 2014 State of the Nation Address (SONA) ni Presidente Benigno Aquin0 III. Isulong ang Karapatang Pantao, Bagong Pulitika, Bagong Ekonomiya, Bagong Sistema Bulok at Huwad ang “Tuwid na Daan” Muling nagigising ang buong bayan samapanlinlang na panunungkulan ng gobyernong Aquino. Bulok at huwad ang “Tuwid na Daan.”Bigo ang masang Pilipinong makaahon…

[Resources] Debt Snapshot by FDC

Debt Snapshot by FDC   Click to read more Debt Human Rights Online Philippines does not hold copyright over these materials. Author/s and original source/s of information are retained including the URL contained within the tagline and byline of the articles, news information, photos etc.

[Statement] On the Mindanao Power Drama to privatize Agus-Pulangi, increase power rates and introduce dirty energy-sourced electricity -FDC

On the Mindanao Power Drama to privatize Agus-Pulangi, increase power rates and introduce dirty energy-sourced electricity FDC Position Paper April 13, 2012 Mr. President, the Mindanao power supply issue has grabbed the media limelight and has spurred public discussions over the past few weeks. Technical issues and business concerns have received more than ample coverage…

[Event] PROTEST at US Embassy Activists to demand climate justice, reparations from the United States, other major polluters

PROTEST at US Embassy Activists to demand climate justice, reparations from the United States, other major polluters 24 November 2011, Thursday, 2:00 PM US Embassy, Roxas Blvd., Manila Assembly at 12:00 NN, Liwasang Bonifacio Route: Liwasang Bonifacio to Taft Ave. to TM Kalaw Days before the 17th Conference of Parties (COP17) and the 7th Meeting…