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‘Remain vigilant,’ anti-pork barrel activist tells Filipino public

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PEACHY Rallonza-Bretaña

The Filipino public should stay vigilant now that plunder charges have been filed against three senators, suspected operators and agents in the P10-billion pork barrel scam, an activist who led in the Million People March against pork barrel said on Tuesday.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Valenzuela, LGBT group work together to push HIV-AIDS education

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The Valenzuela City government has tied up with a local group of lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBT) for the prevention of diseases such as the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Activists held after crashing energy conference wearing costumes

This handout picture released by Greenpeace shows activists disguised as polar bears during a protest against Gazprom on December 3, 2013, in Geneva. Eight Greenpeace activists were taken into custody after an elaborate protest at a Geneva energy conference, including polar bears wading in oil-soaked snow and oil-spill cocktails served to conference participants. AFP

Eight Greenpeace activists were taken into custody Tuesday after an elaborate protest at a Geneva energy conference, including polar bears wading in oil-soaked snow and oil-spill cocktails served to conference participants.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Activism against gender violence campaign starts

THE Zonta clubs of Cebu I and Cebu II will kick off the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence Campaign with “Dangoyngoy sa Kahilum Part 5” forum bearing the theme “Strategies to end violence against women and girls in the Philippines setting” at the Capitol Social Hall on Nov. 25.
This day also marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. A series of activities will be conducted until the end of the campaign on Dec. 10.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Surigao groups protest illegal assembly case filed vs anti-pork barrel protesters

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StudentS join the Anti-Pork Barrel rally at Plaza Independencia in Cebu City. CDN FILE PHOTO

Local activists and civil society groups here are protesting the illegal assembly case slapped against hundreds of anti-pork barrel protesters, saying the charge was politically motivated.

Posted: October 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Million People March to bring call vs ‘pork’ to Makati on Oct 4

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Million People March. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Organizers behind the social media-driven “Million People March” are taking the mass movement against the pork barrel system to the next level on Oct. 4 — right at the heart of the country’s financial district.

Posted: September 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

5,000 join anti-pork march in Cebu City

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Members of the militant group Abolish Pork Movement demonstrate their disgust at the House of Representatives. INQUIRER FILE PHTO / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

At least 5,000 joined a prayer-rally to press for the abolition of pork barrel system in the handling of government funds, and the resignation of all officials involved in the scam.

Posted: September 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Labor groups call for ceasefire in Zamboanga City

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Government troops man an intersection where renewed fighting between government forces and Muslim rebels enters its second week Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 at Zamboanga city in southern Philippines. The standoff, which began last Monday when troops foiled an attempt by the rebels to march and hoist their flag at Zamboanga's city hall. The rebels, who arrived by boat from outlying islands, barged into five coastal villages and took more than 100 hostages as human shields. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Several groups on Wednesday called for an immediate ceasefire between troops of the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) as the conflict in Zamboanga City worsened.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Intruder poses security scare for new Australian PM

A man, left, intrudes as Tony Abbott, third right, and his daughters Frances, second left, Louise, second right, and Bridget, far right, and his wife Margaret, third left, come to the stage to celebrate Abbott's election victory in Sydney, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, following his win in Australia's national election. Australia's conservative opposition swept to power, ending six years of Labor Party rule and winning over a disenchanted public by promising to end a hated tax on carbon emissions, boost a flagging economy and bring about political stability after years of Labor infighting. AP

An intruder who climbed on stage with Australia’s next prime minister Tony Abbott and his family on victory night is an anti-coal activist who calls himself Twiggy Palmcock, reports said Sunday.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Environmentalists, farmers’ groups raise alarm on ‘Golden Rice’

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / EV ESPIRITU

Farmers and environmentalist groups on Tuesday vowed to do everything they could to stop the release of genetically modified “Golden Rice” in farms and markets owing to its purported health and environmental risks.

Posted: September 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Third time unlucky for China farmer who swam to Taiwan

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A Chinese farmer who was twice jailed for illegally entering Taiwan “to pursue democracy” has been arrested again after a four-hour swim to the island, officials said Thursday.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syrian rebel attack kills 60 Shiites

This Wednesday, June 5, 2013 file photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a damaged church in the town of Qusair, near the Lebanese border, in Homs province, Syria. AP

Activists say Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country’s east, killing dozens of Shiites there, mostly pro-government fighters.

Posted: June 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Movement Against Dynasties’ launched in historic Baclaran Church

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INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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