By Germelina Lacorte
A militant lawmaker from Mindanao said Wednesday that the court order allowing the transfer of retired Major General Jovito Palparan from the Bulacan provincial jail to the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio was a form of “special treatment” and would worsen the culture of impunity in the country.
By Jhoanna Marie Buenaobra
A group of activists launched the summer capital’s version of the “abolish pork” movement, aiming to gather signatures of the more than 150,000 voters here, as the city’s contribution to a people’s initiative for a law banning the pork barrel in the national budget.
By Allan Nawal
, Frinston Lim
, Germelina Lacorte
, Orlando Dinoy
The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.
By Maricar B. Brizuela and Jeannette I. Andrade
About a thousand farmers marched to Mendiola in Manila on Monday to mark the expiration of what they called “bogus” Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and then called for free distribution of lands to farmers.
By Maricar B. Brizuela
Hunger strike protests were set in two separate locations in Manila to slam the blacklisting of college students and to encourage people to recognize the need for divine intervention especially with the pork barrel scam issue.