Philippines

Charise to sing at the Oscar afterparty

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Gov’t Employees’ Group Hits ‘Militarization’ of Bureaucracy

At least 25 generals now in Arroyo Cabinet, civilian bureaucracy Insofar as the Confederation for the Unity, Recognition, and Advancement of Government Employees (Courage) sees it, the appointment of retired military and police officials to civilian posts poses a danger not only to the civilian bureaucracy, but to democracy itself. (Read story…)

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Youth Group: Pro-US Policies to Blame for Mass Lay-offs

MANILA — Members of Anakbayan and other youth groups staged a rally at the US Embassy here this morning to take the US to task for its role in the global economic crisis. They also lambasted the Arroyo administration for implementing what they described as pro-US policies, which they say have led to the mass 

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Group Slams Hike in Consular Fees in Eurozones

Group of migrant workers are seeking an investigation of new service rates imposed by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in nine Philippine embassies and three consul general offices across Europe. (Read story…)

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Solons Push for Probe on Use of SSS funds for Stimulus Package

egislators want to investigate the use of Social Security System (SSS) funds for the Arroyo administration’s economic stimulus package. Recently, SSS President Romulo Neri committed P12.5 billion to the economic stimulus fund. (Read story…)

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Prospects for peace in Palestine

The trickiest part in solving a problem is acknowledging, identifying and formulating it correctly. The Palestine-Israel conflict is complex and deeply rooted, complicated by big power rivalry and stakes in the Middle East, and the conflicts spawned and fanned by the Bush-bannered war of terror in the region and world-wide. (Read story…)

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It’s Time to Act on the Crisis

The Arroyo government’s economic program of deregulation, liberalization, and privatization has already made the Filipino people more vulnerable to the world economic crisis and yet it is not doing anything about it because it is denying the fact that the crisis would strike the country hard. More accurately, the Arroyo government has not made any 

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Too Little, Too Inconsequential, Too Late

The efforts of the Arroyo government to address the impact of the combination of the world economic crisis and the crisis of Philippine society are too little, too inconsequential, and too late. The extent of the crisis requires nothing less than a radical restructuring of the economy of the country; and only the Filipino people, 

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Gabriela: ‘Obama must stand for women and children’

Stand for women and children. Stand against wars of aggression. End US support of Israel.” This was the message of women and children under GABRIELA National Alliance of Women in the Philippines and Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns the day before US President-elect Barrack Obama took office. “US President George Bush leaves the White House 

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End Imperialist Grip, Free Gaza Strip

Since the last week of December 2008, the Israeli Defense Forces have conducted daily air strikes and bombings against the Gaza Strip, one of the two territories within Israel that are designated “Palestinian Territories” , and governed by the Palestinian National Authority, a governing organization of Palestinians. Israel’s three-week blitzkrieg tagged as Operation Cast Lead 

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