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NDFP says Martial Law will impact ongoing GRP-NDFP peace talks

DAVAO CITY, Philippines– The National Democratic Front said the ​imposition of Martial Law in Mindanao will have a negative implication in the ongoing peace talks with the government. ​ Placing the entire Mindanao, according to NDFP, “​would only aggravate the worsening human rights situation in the country because it curtails the freedom of the people.”​ 

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Landgrabbing breeds hunger, resistance

Mining companies comprise some of the country’s biggest landgrabbers. MANILA – Did they go to the wrong office or is it just the wrong secretary? After NGO workers launched a book documenting big cases of land grabbing in the Philippines yesterday, May 17, they drove to the office of the Department of Environment and Natural 

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Deaf-mute college graduate joins DOLE internship program

A deaf-mute college graduate from Tacloban City has proven that disability is not a hindrance to providing public service. Ma. Merliza Montibon, a deaf-mute college graduate of Hotel and Restaurant Services at AMA Computer Learning Center is now part of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Regional Office No. 8 family after being qualified 

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100K– strong Labor Day rally demands ‘Social Justice Package’

Living Wage, Regular Jobs, Free Mass Housing On the first Labor Day under the Duterte administration, national labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno led today’s nationwide protest of over 100,000 workers and urban to demand a “Social Justice Package” of a P750 national minimum wage (NMW), an end to all forms of contractualization and for free 

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Four towns and an Apple: Mining and environmental plunder

EARTH DAY 2017 By Glenis Balangue A day before Earth Day, technology giant Apple made a bold claim. Blamed time and again for its role in sustaining the highly destructive mining industry, Apple said it plans to stop using minerals and metals for its famed iPhones and Macs. In its 2017 Environmental Responsibility Report, Apple 

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Megadams: unuseful, destructive–WPN

In forums and activities held around international commemoration of people’s action for rivers and against large dams and in pursuit of the right to water, advocates including the Water for the People Network (WPN) called on the public to support the clamor ‘people’s control over water resources and services.’ Government and private sector proponents, including 

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On the Wings of Bird Poems

By Ed Maranan To some people, birds might as well be the “crowning glory of creation”, a tag usually reserved for human beings. After all, writers throughout history have written odes, paeans and songs extolling these wingèd creatures, envying them their gift of flight, even expressing a wish to be transformed into such masters of 

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Ensure Luisita distribution to show resolve in land reform, peace – IBON

IBON today urged the Duterte administration to ensure the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita and provide support services to farmers to show its resolve in firming up free land distribution as the basic principle of genuine agrarian reform during the last round of peace talks with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP). The 

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Private sector-led housing undermines meager budget

“The problematic private sector-led housing program of government further undermines the meager housing budget. So-called low-cost socialized housing, for instance, now has a price ceiling of Php450,000, which was increased from its previous Php400,000 to encourage private developers to participate in the production of socialized housing units as well as reflect higher construction costs. Many 

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Filipinos lack access to water, electricity despite megadams

In commemoration of the International Day of Action for Rivers and Against Large Dams, Filipino groups opposed to large dams said that while megadams are supposed to supply cheap water and electricity to urban and rural communities nationwide, Philippine experience has proven otherwise. Indigenous peoples and support groups Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas 

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