Philippines

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We were praying when the goons attacked’ — priest at NutriAsia strike

“We, the striking workers, are fighting for our wages, jobs and rights.” By Tyra Aquino Bulatlat.com NutriAsia workers on strike and their supporters belied the claims of the company, police and Labor Sec. Silvestre Bello III that they instigated the July 28 violent dispersal in front of the food giant’s Marilao plant. In a press 

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‘Billed-billed-billed’ debt problem ahead – IBON

The national debt is equal to 48 percent of the 6.8-percent GDP in the first quarter of this year. By Adam Ang Bulatlat.com MANILA–Taxpayers would have to subsidize private profits and shoulder debts incurred through domestic and foreign borrowings due to the Build, Build, Build (BBB) infrastructure program of the Duterte administration, an independent economic 

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Coal mining — behind militarization and displacement of Lumad communities

Surigao Del Sur The brutal militarization and human rights violations committed by the 75th IBPA of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and its paramilitary Magahat-Bagani led by Marcos Bocales,  drove 328 Lumad families with 1,607 individuals to evacuate from 15 communities of Lianga and San Agustin in Surigao del Sur last July 16, 2018. The Lumad were forced 

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United People’s SONA: One march, one program calling to end charter change, tyranny, killings

By MARYA SALAMAT Bulatlat.com MANILA – The first United People’s SONA gathered broad and diverse groups of people to share “the true SONA” yesterday July 23, 2018. From the main converging areas all over the University of the Philippines in Diliman to the march to Commonwealth, the participants demonstrated organized discipline and displayed similar calls 

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PUBLIC APOLOGY. Migrante International demands a public apology from Kuwaiti social media celebirty Sondos Al Qattan who ranted against Filipino workers having rest days. Photo from Sondos Al Qattan's Youtube Page

Migrante demands apology from Kuwait celeb who ranted vs maids’ day off

MANILA, Philippines – Migrant group Migrante international has demanded a public apology from a Kuwaiti social media influencer who said that maids in her country should not be given days off or rest days. “We strongly demand that she offer public apology and genuinely express remorse for her disgusting statements,” said Migrante in a joint 

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Pilita Corrales Is Still The Top

By Marra PL. Lanot Listen to Pilita Corrales singing. You’ll see the sun rise at sea, not the beating of angry waves on the shore. You’ll hear the gentle breeze in the treetops, not the tempest howling at night. For Pilita is not quarrelsome. Her voice is calm, smooth, and soothing, She chooses not to 

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Pomposa De Veyra Musca (September 19, 1917 – July 21, 2018)

Beloved widow of Rosendo Musca and matriarch of the De Veyra clan, passed away peacefully at her ancestral residence in Tanauan, Leyte, Philippines, surrounded by her loving family. Survived by her immediate family of 10 children (Reynaldo, Raul, Lourdes, Rolando, Leah, Loreta, Rodolfo, Asuncion, Lilia and Sheray) and their families, including 21 grandchildren, and 15 

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Journalists lament Inquirer.net’s taking down of Pepsi Paloma stories

“Instead of resisting an assault on the fundamental freedom of the press to decide what to publish, the Inquirer is surrendering the right.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Giving in to the pressure from Senate President Vicente Sotto III, the INQUIRER.net took down three stories about the alleged rape of ‘80s movie actress 

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Dismissed Jollibee workers call for public support through #BoycottJollibee campaign

#BoycottJollibee. Today, terminated workers of Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) under the Samahan ng Manggagawa sa JFC (SM-JFC) called on the public to refrain from eating at Jollibee and its subsidiaries after their management remained silent to their demands for reinstatement and regularization. Protesting workers were camping outside JFC’s main warehouse along the West Service Road 

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‘Endo’ kings not in DOLE list are Duterte’s friends

What could possibly explain the exclusion of these giant conglomerates – two of the biggest not only in the Philippines but also in the Asian region? By ARNOLD PADILLA Bulatlat.com MANILA — The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has recently released a list of 20 firms that it said are engaged or suspected to 

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