[Campaign] switch off the Christmas lights -PM

switch off the Christmas lights -PM Partido ng Manggagawa Kapag manggagawa ang humingi ng dagdag sweldo, pahirapan pang ibigay ang P10. Kapag power cartel ang nagsabing magtataas ang presyo, walang kibo ang gubyerno. Ang P4.15/kWh na dagdag singil ng Meralco ay dagdag P830 sa may konsumong 200 kWh kada buwan. Ang dating P12/kWh na singil…

[Featured Site] The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI)

The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) The FOI Youth Initiative (FYI) is a national network of youth and student organizations that call for transparency and accountability among public officials and offices through the immediate passage of the People’s Freedom of Information Bill. As a member organization of the Right to Know, Right Now! Coalition, we are…

[Statement] of SENTRO and APL on the scandalous ‘incentives’ of SSS commissioners

Joint Statement of SENTRO and APL on the scandalous ‘incentives’ of SSS commissioners Last week, Emilio de Quiros Jr., president and chief executive officer of the Social Security System (SSS), almost nonchalantly admitted that he and seven others in the nine-member Social Security Commission (SSC) got huge bonuses as part of the so-called performance-based incentive (PBI)…

[Press Release] Teachers to P-noy: Sufficient funds for K-12 -TDC

Teachers to P-noy: Sufficient funds for K-12 Amidst the signing into law of Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum of 2013 or the K-12 Education Program (RA 10533), the Teachers’ Dignity Coalition (TDC) once again expressed its apprehension on program. “K-12 is the flagship program of this administration and therefore education sector should be given the funds…

[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…

[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.…

[In the news] Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima’ -InterAksyon.com

Teddy Casino to Palace: Human rights violations are Leftist propaganda? ‘Mahiya ka naman sa mga biktima‘ By InterAksyon.com October 24, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Representative Teddy Casiño on Wednesday blasted Malacanang for what he said was its dismissal of the continuing human rights abuses in the country as Leftist propaganda. Presidential spokesman Edwin…

[Event] ADVISORY: Likas-Yaman Caravan para sa Alternative Minerals Management Bill! -SOS-Yamang Bayan

EVENT ADVISORY: Likas-Yaman Caravan para sa Alternative Minerals Management Bill! “Five hundred strong people will join a caravan from different area in Luzon to Congress and Malacañang in Manila to call for the repeal of the current mining law and passage of the Alternative Minerals Management Bill (AMMB)” Media friends are invited to cover this…

[In the news] Cyber law talks set next week -PhilStar.com

Cyber law talks set next week By Aurea Calica, The Philippine Star October 05, 2012 MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has set a dialogue with stakeholders on the controversial Cybercrime Law even as more groups stepped up calls to repeal the law on fears that it would be used to suppress online freedoms. A dialogue was…

[Press Release] Cybercrime law a product of low quality legislation, sloppiness of P-Noy -PM

Cybercrime law a product of low quality legislation, sloppiness of P-Noy Even as authors retracting and proposing amendments to Republic Act No. 10175 or the anti-cybercrime law, the militant Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) advised netizens and the general public to expect more low quality legislation and more blunders from Malacanang. “The cybercrime law was definitely…

[Appeal] PNoy give an explicit public support for the soonest passage of the proposed bill providing compensation to victims of human rights violations (HRVs) during the Marcos administration under Martial Law – #rememberML@40

HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO SIMEON AQUINO, III. President Republic of the Philippines Malacanang Palace Manila September 20, 2012 Your Excellency, September 21, 2012, the 40th year since the imposition of Martial Law by then President Ferdinand Marcos offers a kairos, a moment of grace and opportunity, to you and your administration. It is a momentous chance…