[In the news] ‘DND misused relief fund’ -INQUIRER.net

‘DND misused relief fund’. COA: Huge part spent for AFP oil, repairs, etc. Marlon Ramos, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines–A “huge portion” of the P352.5 million in emergency funding of the Department of National Defense in 2013 had been misused by the military, which spent money meant to help victims of natural…

[In the news] Labor group slams LRT, MRT fare hike -PhilStar

Labor group slams LRT, MRT fare hike By Sheila Crisostomo, The Philippine Star January 3, 2015 MANILA, Philippines – The labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) slammed the impending hike in the fares of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and Metro Rail Transit (MRT), pointing out the government subsidy for the travel budget of public officials…

[In the news] Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved -INQUIRER.net

Wheel of torture: 10 cops relieved 41 detainees maltreated at secret PNP facility By Cynthia D. Balana, Philippine Daily Inquirer January 29, 2014 MANILA, Philippines — Ten Philippine National Police officers have been sacked following revelations they played a so-called “wheel of torture” game at a secret detention facility to extract information from criminal suspects and…

[In the news] Bukidnon Lumad leaders on SONA: Silent again on indigenous peoples -Mindanews.com

Bukidnon Lumad leaders on SONA: Silent again on indigenous peoples By Walter I. Balane July 24, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNew/23 July) — “Silent again on indigenous peoples.” This was the reaction of Lumad (indigenous peoples) leaders here to President Aquino’s nearly 90-minute State of the Nation Address Monday afternoon. Datu Mayda Pandian, a provincial board…

[In the news] Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star

Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star. February 27, 2012 THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P306.6 million to the Department of Health (DOH) for the implementation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP). Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said the total release, which will…

[In the news] Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao meet in DC -MindaNews

MindaNews » Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao meet in DC. By Mindanews February 20, 2012 DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/19 Feb) –  Peoples’ Lawyers in Mindanao will gather here this weekend to discuss environment,  justice and human rights at a time when “peoples’ rights and conditions remain unchanged and neglected in the second Aquino administration.” Lawyers, law students,…

[In the news] Joint fact-finding committee runs non-partisan survey on proposed Pulangi V -MindaNews

MindaNews » Joint fact-finding committee runs non-partisan survey on proposed Pulangi V. By Walter I. Balane February 14, 2012 MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews/13 February) – A mediation group, Mediator’s Network for Sustainable Peace (Mednet), Inc., has facilitated the formation of a joint fact-finding committee composed of representatives from the proponent, the opponents, and the communities affected…