National Issues

Urban poor pickets Congress on Housing Act

The urban poor pickets the House of Representatives as the Housing and Urban Development Committee holds a hearing with key shelter agencies of the government on March 12, 2014.  read more »

Students junk e-martial law

)Student protesters picket at the Philippine Supreme Court as they appeal the February 11, 2014 decision on the Cybercrime Law (RA 10175) for criminalizing on-line libel in violation of free speech. Petitioners include the Kabataan Party-List, youth groups and bloggers.

Sulong Gabriela! Women's Day 2014 in Manila

In celebration of the International Working Women's Day, Gabriela mobilized thousands in a militant rally at the Liwasang Bonifacio and Mendiola, Manila. Speakers include Gabriela Sec-Gen Joms Salvador, Sr. Edith Eslopor, OSB of People Surge (alliance for Yolanda/Haiyan victims), former Rep. Liza Maza of the International Women's Association (IWA) and One Billion Rising (OBR) Global Director Monique Wilson.

Rights lawyers condemn attacks on brethren in the legal profession

Who is safe out there?

   read more »

The Chavez legacy lives on By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo of Streetwise

Venezuela marks the first death anniversary of its charismatic, outspoken and hugely popular President, Hugo Chavez, in the midst of relatively small but persistent street protests that have turned violent and even deadly, originating from well-to-do municipalities, and led by Opposition figures that unabashedly want to bring down the government of Nicolas Maduro, Chavez’ successor.  read more »

International Conference for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (July 2013)

From 19-21 July 2013, 280 delegates from 26 countries gathered for the International Conference for Human Right and Peace in the Philippines (ICHRPP).  read more »

Women vs Cha cha and privatization

Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Emmi de Jesus and Luz Ilagan at a rally before Congress, a day after Charter Change (Cha-Cha) was passed by the House committee on constitutional amendments. Demonstrators protest the sellout of public services, including government hospitals, to private interests under the Cha-cha and Pres. Aquino's public-private partnership program.  read more »

Green Flag Day vs large-scale mining

On the 19th anniversary of the passage of the Mining Act of 1995 (RA 7942), nationally-coordinated actions across the Philippines were launched to call for the revocation of Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino III's mining liberalization policies and projects. Executive Order 79 further reinforced the wholesale exploitation of mineral lands and worsened environmental destruction, land-grabbing and human rights violations.  read more »
Syndicate content