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Editorial: Need a courageous and faithful CHR

Notwithstanding the demand of stakeholders for better services two, no three national governtment commissions were deprived of their budget for next year by the House of Congress and were appropriated only a measly P1,000 each for 2018.

Youthspeak: We forge ahead

The news of the P8.3 billion budget realignment to pave way for free college tuition came as a pleasant surprise for Filipino students as the previous year ended. It is a wide known fact that the Philippine education system is discriminating and problematic, thus this change was more than welcomed especially by the underprivileged.

Victory! Youth party mulls steps towards free education

BAGUIO CITY – With the approval of the P8.3-billion allocation for free tuition in state universities and colleges (SUCs) in the 2017 national budget, the Cordillera chapter of Kabataan Partylist heralds a “victory” of the ranks of the Filipino youth in the collective and unwavering struggle for the right to education.

Bayan Muna speaks on 2017 Health Budget

BAGUIO CITY — Mostly in their white uniforms, staff nurses and student nurses from different universities gathered in a forum on the National Health Budget last November 19, 2016 from 1PM to 5PM at the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) Dietary Hall.

Excise tax subsidio para mannalon

VIGAN, Ilocos Sur — Kinarit ti Solidarity of Peasants Against Exploitation (Stop Exploitation) dagiti lokal a gobierno iti Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, La Union ken Abra nga ilatang ti Department of Budget and Management (DBM) ti maawatda nga excise tax para iti subsidio iti produksion ken kas tulong pinansial kadagiti mannalon. Daytoy ket kalpasan nga impakaammo ti DBM a ruk-atanna ti agarup P11 bilion para kadagiti lokal a yunit ti gobierno a paggapgapuan dagiti bulong ti tabako.

Magsasaka ng Cagayan, nagprotesta

CAGAYAN – Nagkaroon ng kilos protesta ang mga magsasaka ng tabako sa Amulung, Cagayan noong Pebrero 19, 2016. Kaugnay ito sa kanilang kahilingan na direktang magbenepisyo ang mga magsasaka ng tabako sa pondong mula sa excise tax, sa pamamagitan ng mga proyekto at programang makakatulong upang mapalaki at mapabilis ang kanilang produksyon ng tabako.

Benguet Corp, a century of irresponsible mining

For more than a century, Benguet Corporation extracted gold and other minerals in Itogon, Benguet since its establishment on August 12, 1903. Without any doubt, Benguet Corporation re-shaped Itogon and its adjacent communities. Despite its claim of world class mining operations, Benguet Corporation left permanent scars of destruction on the surface and beneath the earth; caused rivers to become biologically dead and its mine wastes pose threats and concrete effects to people’s lives and communities.

Progressives demand stop using public funds for state terrorism

MANILA, Philippines — Coinciding with the deliberations on the proposed 2016 budget of the Department of National Defense (DND), Anakpawis Partylist joined the protest led by the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and the Karapatan human rights group at the south gate of the House of Representatives.