Philippines

Labor Lawyer Arrested by State Agents

The chief legal counsel of the Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU-May First Movement) was arrested yesterday around 1 p.m. by state agents. Atty. Remigio Saladero Jr. was arrested in his residence in Antipolo City by combined police and military elements led by the Antipolo Police and Military Intelligence Group 4A of the Intelligence Services of the 

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Interfaith Mission Deplores All-out War, Humanitarian Crisis in N. Cotabato, Maguindanao

Even as the Arroyo government publicly declares it is for peace in Mindanao, a National Interfaith Humanitarian Mission conducted in North Cotabato and Maguindanao from Oct. 22-24, 2008 concluded that: “The military offensives in North Cotabato and Maguindanao are carried out under the pretext of pursuit operations against Kato and his group, but these in 

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Master of the double standard

Massachusetts Institute of Technology linguistics professor and political activist Noam Chomsky — the world’s best known public intellectual — says somewhere that the United States’ prescriptions for other economies it wouldn’t dare follow itself, knowing how catastrophic the consequences could be to its own economy. (Read story…)

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Capitalism’s unsoundness

Mike Whitney, in “Economic Depression in America” (June, 2008) writes: “The real origin of the problem is…in the prevailing ‘trickle down’ orthodoxy which opposes any increases in wages or benefits for working people… (T)oday’s captains of industry and finance refuse to accept … that if workers aren’t adequately paid for their labor–and wages do not 

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US Financial Crisis Could Lead to Job Losses in RP

Just how vulnerable is the Philippines to the effects of the US financial crisis – which has been marked among other things by the recent bankruptcies of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, two of the biggest home mortgage loan companies; and Bear Stearns, Merril Lynch, and Lehman Brothers, three of the biggest financial institutions, in 

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Black Friday Protest Set for Beheaded OFW

An alliance of overseas Filipino workers’ organizations based in the Middle East has set October 17 as a “Black” Friday to protest against and condemn the Arroyo administration for acting ‘too late with too little efforts to save an overseas Filipino worker from execution.’ (Read story…)

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Impeachment Complaint vs GMA Filed

The fourth impeachment complaint against Mrs. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was filed at 7:40 am today. Jose de Venecia III was joined by Editha Burgos, Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño, mothers of missing activists Jonas Burgos, Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño. (Read story…)

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7 Stranded OFWs in Kuwait Remain in Jail

Seven out of the 40 stranded workers in Kuwait remain at the Central Jail in Kuwait, according to the Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM). In a statement sent through email, Ramon Bultron, managing director of the APMM, blamed the Philippine Embassy for not providing the travel documents of the stranded Filipino workers. (Read story…)

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Solon Debunks Andaya, Says OFWs Not US Recession Proof

In reaction to Department of Budget and Management Rolando Andaya, Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Liza Maza said the global financial crisis and the US recession will have ‘a substantial impact on our economy and on Filipino migrants in the United States.’ (Read story…)

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Baguio City Council Condemns Activist’s Disappearance

BAGUIO CITY (246 kms north of Manila) – The Baguio City Council on Sept. 29 approved a resolution “condemning the involuntary disappearance of Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) member James Balao.” (Read story…)

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