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Militants: Filipinos will not benefit from Obama visit

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Protesters burn a mock U.S. flag to protest the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama Sunday, April 27, 2014 at suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines. Obama is to arrive Monday on the last leg of his four nation Asian visit with both Philippine and U.S. governments rushing to finalize, for possible signing, the so-called Agreement on Enhanced Defense Cooperation (AEDC) which will allow larger US military presence in the country. AP

Militant groups on Monday have gathered in different parts of Metro Manila in time for the arrival of US President Barack Obama, insisting that Filipinos have nothing to gain from his two-day state visit.

Posted: April 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

3 gov’ts remind PH: Do not forget

CRY FOR SWIFT JUSTICE Militants on Friday bring to Chino Roces Bridge, formerly Mendiola Bridge, in Manila 153 coffins representing the victims of the Nov. 23, 2009, Maguindanao massacre and other journalists killed since 1986. On the third anniversary of the killings, they demand swift justice for the victims. MIKE ALQUINTO/CONTRIBUTOR

Three foreign governments on Friday joined the commemoration of the third anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre and reminded the Philippine government, which seemed to have forgotten the event, about its promise to bring the perpetrators to justice.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Rallyists from Silverio Compound spotted in Mendiola

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DEMOLITION TURNS VIOLENT  Stones and broken cement blocks are scattered on the road in Silverio Compound, Sucat, Parañaque City, on Monday, April 23, 2012, as a house-demolition operation in a squatters’ neighbourhood turned violent with police using tear gas on residents who hurled rocks and other objects at them. At least one resident was killed and 40 others were injured. INQUIRER PHOTO/NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Militant groups were spotted along Legarda Street near Mendiola in Manila Wednesday afternoon, the Manila Police District said.

Posted: May 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

‘Occupy Mendiola’ protesters charged

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THIRSTY COPS Policemen holding plastic tumblers reach out for “buko” juice as they take a break guarding the protesters on Bustillos Street in Manila on Thursday. RICHARD REYES

Get a permit for your rally. This was the unsolicited advice offered by the Palace to militant groups which had twice attempted but failed to march to Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) Bridge to stage a camp-out in the area.

Posted: December 8th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Occupy Mendiola’ ralliers dispersed

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For the second day in a row, militant groups, inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement in the United States, failed to reach the Chino Roces Bridge (formerly Mendiola Bridge) in Manila where they had planned to stage a camp-out to dramatize their dissatisfaction with the Aquino government’s failure to deliver basic social services.

Posted: December 7th, 2011 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

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