National Issues

June 12: What’s there to celebrate? by Carol Pagaduan-Araullo of Streetwise

Independence Day has never been more of a sham and a shame than it is today, 116 years since the Declaration of Independence against Spanish colonization “under the protection of the Mighty and Humane North American Nation” and 68 years since the so-called “grant” of Philippine Independence from US colonization.
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Lahat ng sangkot, dapat managot

The #abolishpork movement rallied at the Liwasang Bonifacio and held a torch parade towards Mendiola fronting Malacanang palace to demand accountability for the pork barrel scam and the ouster of all involved including Pres. Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Aquino III. Among the speakers were #abolishpork convenors Monet Silvestre and Mother Mary John Manzan, Archbishop Oscar Cruz, Atty. Harry Roque, Ricardo Penson, and performer "Juana Change" Mae Paner.

Araw ng Kalayaan laban sa EDCA

The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) and its allied organizations trooped towards the U.S. embassy in Manila on Independence Day, June 12, 2014, to denounce the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) allowing for freer U.S. military basing in the country.  read more »

Student groups march to Mendiola on first day of classes

June 9, 2014. The Rise for Education alliance led a series of protests today against the rising cost of tuition nationwide, as well as the string of illegally collected fees. They all converged at Mendiola in the afternoon to slam the Aquino administration for its continued policy of deregulating education.  read more »

#SavePCMC gains support

Signifying support to save the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC) in the newly-formed alliance #SavePCMC are Rep. Emi de Jesus of Gabriela Women's Party, former Kabataan Rep. Raymond Palatino, now of BAYAN-NCR, Dr. Eleanor Jara of the Network Opposed to Privatization, Lucila Encina of the Samahan ng Kawani ng PCMC and Anna Henrietta Saplor of AkapBata.

Save our children's hospital

Jara Corazon Enera, CEO VI, Deputy Director for Hospital Support Service of the Philippine Children's Medical Center (PCMC), reports the latest developments in their struggle to defend the children's hospital from development aggression by the Aquino government.  read more »

World Environment Day 2014: Signing for mining law repeal

On the eve of World Environment Day 2014, a Eucharistic Mass officiated by Rev. Fr. Victorino Cueta, C.Ss.R at the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help called on devotees to sign a petition seeking to repeal the Mining Act of 1995 and end the destructive large-scale mining in the country. Congresswoman Hon.  read more »

Claims Board should recognize 9,539 class suit members – SELDA


9,539, not 6,000.  read more »

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