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By Jocelyn R. Uy
Another civil society group has joined the snowballing campaign against the rule of powerful political families, launching a signature drive in Baclaran Church, where similar movements that changed the course of the country’s history had been initiated decades ago.
The Calbayog Regional Trial Court of Samar province issued on Tuesday the release order of poet-activist and cultural worker Ericson Acosta, said a report by Erwin Aguilon of Radyo Inquirer 990AM Tuesday.
Fighting the establishment was a noble undertaking for youths who rebelled against the Spanish colonial government, like Jose Rizal, or student activists and young professionals of the 1970s who stood up against martial law, a former senator and official of the Order of the Knights of Rizal said here.
Many were horrified to hear about the discovery of scarred, bleeding pit bulls crammed into cages in Indang, Cavite, when authorities raided an illegal dog fighting club in 2011.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Gabriela Women’s party list group has taken up the cudgels for the mother of newborn baby boy taken from her side at the Sta. Teresita General Hospital, and said any insinuation that the kidnapping had been a farce must be retracted.
By DJ Yap
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will place all its units in Luzon and Visayas on heightened alert beginning in the afternoon of April 30 in anticipation of Labor Day rallies.
By Germelina Lacorte
DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The interfaith group Exodus for Justice and Peace (EJP) called for an immediate pull-out of military troops from Arakan, North Cotabato, even as groups enraged over the killing of Italian priest Fr. Fausto Tentorio prepared for his burial. “We denounce the worsening state of impunity in Arakan,” said Reverend Jurie Jaime, [...]
By Jerome Aning
MANILA, Philippines—Philippine leftist groups began “Occupy Wall Street” protests in Manila over the weekend, simultaneous with similar activities in Asian cities such as Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta and Mumbai. The Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, or Bayan, held its “global day of action vs imperialist war and plunder” consisting of a brief picket [...]
By Jeannette I. Andrade
, TJ Burgonio
“Die-ins” are out. “Planking” is in. Police on Monday morning dealt with a “new form” of protest mounted by members of the militant League of Filipino Students (LFS) on España Boulevard in Sampaloc, Manila, in support of the nationwide transport strike against rising fuel prices. Some 20 LFS members lay face down on the pavement [...]
By Miko Morelos
MANILA, Philippines—As far as the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) was concerned, the transport strike launched mainly by the militant group Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Drivers at Operators Nationwide (Piston) fizzled early in the day, with protesters looking like it failed to generate support. In an interview, MMDA chairman Francis Tolentino said that it appeared [...]
By Marlon Ramos
MANILA, Philippines — Members of a militant labor group trooped to the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday to urge President Benigno Aquino III anew to order the immediate and unconditional release of the so-called political prisoners in the country. Armed with whistles and handbells, around 30 protesters belonging to Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) reminded [...]
By Dona Pazzibugan
A spokesman for the Armed Forces of the Philippines maintained on Thursday that the military was not behind activist Jonas Burgos’ abduction. But he said the AFP would cooperate in the judicial process to identify those responsible for the crime.
By Marlon D. Ramos
The Supreme Court ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to look for missing activist Jonas Burgos, son of the late freedom fighter and anti-Marcos publisher Jose “Joe” Burgos, after his alleged abduction by soldiers in a Quezon City mall in 2007.