Pandaigdigang konteksto ng mga paglabag sa karapatang pantao

December 9, 2014

Bakit laganap ang paglabag sa karapatan ng mga mamamayan, hindi lang sa Pilipinas, kundi sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng daigdig? Ano ang pinoprotektahan ng mga militar at pulis (o tinaguriang state security agents) kaya sila gumagamit ng dahas para supilin ang paglaban ng mga mamamayan? Bakit hindi lang “isolated incidents” ang mga pang-aabuso? Ito ang […]

#RubyPH | Reds prepare for Typhoon Ruby

December 6, 2014

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said it placed its revolutionary forces on full alert  for possible emergencies that may arise as a result of Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit). The CPP ordered its forces to respond and  mobilize all resources and carry out necessary operations to secure people in areas that will be affected by […]

Groups slam military for reneging on agreement with indigenous people

November 10, 2014

A network of child rights advocates slammed the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for occupying a Manobo community as base of military operations despite an agreement with leaders of the tribal group. In a protest in front of Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, the Save our Schools Network (SOS Network) said that AFP’s 68th Infantry […]

Photos | Campaign for #Justice4Jennifer, #junkVFA gains momentum

October 18, 2014

Social and traditional media are abuzz with stories about protest actions and activities of groups from different sectors and even those abroad that call for justice for Jennifer Laude, a transgender woman murdered in an Olongapo City hotel last week. Police said the main suspect is a US Marine, Private First Class Joseph Scott Pemberton, […]

SPEECHES | Presentation of facts on President Aquino’s impeachment

September 2, 2014

Here are the speeches of members of the Makabayan bloc who endorsed the impeachment of President Aquino for approving and implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program (for the first two impeachment complaints) and signing the PH-US Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.   Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares Mga kasamahan ko sa Kongreso at mga kababayan, Noong Hulyo […]

Text | An Act Abolishing the Pork Barrel System

August 24, 2014

Editor’s Note: We are publishing in full the proposed bill to abolish the pork barrel system through the people’s initiative, ratified in a People’s Congress held last August 23. Carol Araullo, convenor of Abolish Pork Movement, described the bill as a product of a “long, painstaking, and democratic discussion by experts and non-experts alike.” The […]

TRANSCRIPT | Audio recordings ni Rep. Tinio na nagpapakitang ‘buhay pa ang pork barrel’

August 14, 2014

Sa kabila ng desisyon ng Korte Suprema na nagbabasura sa Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) at Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP)–dalawang klase ng lump sum appropriations na nasa kontrol ng mga mambabatas (sa kaso ng PDAF) at Punong Ehekutibo (sa kaso ng DAP)–nagpatuloy ang sistemang ito sa 2014 badyet at sa panukalang 2015 pambansang badyet. Ito ang […]

Larawan | Propesor at siyentistang si Kim Gargar, lumaya na

August 1, 2014

Lumaya na ngayong araw si Kim Gargar, dating propesor sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, siyentista at kolumnista ng Pinoy Weekly, matapos payagang makapagpiyansa ng korte sa Baganga, Davao Oriental. Si Gargar ay inaresto noong Oktubre 1, 2013 at kinasuhan ng illegal possession of explosives at attempted murder. Pinaratangan siya ng mga militar na miyembro daw ng New People’s Army. Iginiit ng mg progresibong grupo na hindi miyembro ng NPA si Gargar bagkus isang siyentistang kasalukuyang nagsasagawa ng pananaliksik sa lugar na pinangyarihan ng engkuwentro ng militar at NPA

PHOTOS | #SONAngBayan calls for Aquino ouster

July 28, 2014

The protest, of about 30,000 people, was, as expected, a colorful one. But following last years violent attempt by cops to disperse protesters asserting right to get near Batasan Pambansa during #SONA2013, this year’s march evoked an air of urgency: they now call on the immediate ouster of Pres. Benigno Aquino III from office. This, […]