Filipino women workers worse off under Aquino–IBON

The plight of Filipino women workers worsened under Aquino more than one hundred years after the first International Women’s Day was celebrated, said research group IBON. According to the group, the government refuses to significantly raise wages and instead promotes neoliberal policies such as labor flexibilization and contractualization. This has only created further job insecurity and 

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Never forget, never again

By Robert J.A. Basilio, Jr. Not every coffee-table book is offered free to the public. But this one is. Marcos Martial Law: Never Again by author, journalist, and blogger Raissa E. Robles “is available at absolutely no cost,” said a flyer distributed during the book’s soft launch on Tuesday, roughly 30 years after the fall 

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The Orphans. There are children in white but grimy clothes.  They’re behind barbed wire fences, and hold flyers with pictures of adults who have ‘forcibly disappeared’ -- the desaparecidos.

IN PHOTOS: Inside the powerful EDSA 30 experiential museum

By Paolo Abad, Rappler.com MANILA – “Never again.” I’ve seen this phrase plastered all over my Facebook feed – two simple words, yet stark in meaning. “Never again” to “one of the darkest chapters” in Philippine history: the Marcos dictatorship, with its iron-fisted rule and wanton curtailment of rights. Some of my former professors and 

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Rainbe Bartolome, a 17-year-old college student, stares at the remains of her dormitory. A new boarder, she says all her possessions, including her books, were burned. (Photo by Ace Morandante/davaotoday.com)

Photos: Lumad evacuees camp, dormitory burned

By Ace R. Morandante Feb. 24, 2016, Davao Today

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Lymphoma survivor wins Int’l Eucharistic Congress logo contest

A young Filipino artist’s logo was chosen as the official symbol of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress (IEC), held in Cebu, Philippines. Jayson Jaluag, a 21-year-old fine arts student majoring in advertising at the University of San Carlos, a lymphoma survivor who created the logo, was so happy that his entry was chosen in the 

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Love for hearts on Valentine’s Day and beyond

Here are 4 reasons why the symbol of love should also get some lovin’ MANILA, Philippines – There is no shortage of love in the Philippines. A global Gallup poll released in 2013 showed that 93% of Filipinos reported feeling love, more than anybody else in 136 countries surveyed, in response to the question, “Did 

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PH longest-running alternative news website turns 15

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com Sometime in 1999, a group of journalists and rights advocates gathered to discuss what they observed as “shallow” reporting when it comes to people’s issues and their interests. These discussions boiled down to the need to set up a media outlet – an alternative to the dominant – that 

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Top 15 Celebrities Who Supported People’s Issues

By Romina Astudillo n a crisis-stricken country, joining the arena of political and social issues has become inevitable for the celebrities—famous people in showbiz, sports, politics and other arenas where one could become famous. Despite being engaged in trades that are sometimes diversions from the calamitous social system, some personalities have helped bring the limelight 

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“Namatay rin ang tatay ko, alam ko pakiramdam niyo kaya patas na rin tayo ngayon.” – February 20, 2015

Top 15 Most Insensitive Comments from President Aquino

By Sam Montuya President Benigno Aquino III, the presidential candidate who won the 2010 elections riding on the outpouring of sympathy over the death of his mother, surprised the public with his blunt responses to small to serious cares of the people. The candidate who proclaimed “Kayo ang boss ko” in his inaugural speech has 

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At COP21, the people and future generations will be failed once again

By Clemente Bautista As many people anticipated, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21)—deemed the last chance for an urgent agreement to address climate change—is at the brink of failing the people and future generations once again. Instead of providing solutions, COP21 has negotiated a future that is 

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