Kilusang Mayo Uno Cordillera scored House Bill No. 4802, which seeks to prolong the probationary period of employees from 6 months to two years, calling it “worse than the existing contractualization scheme.”
The family of Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, a female overseas Filipino worker (OFW) who died in Abu Dhabi, is demanding an impartial investigation of her death and the immediate repatriation of her remains.
Igorots imprisoned at the New Bilibid Prison expressed concern for their security following the demotion of “kubols” inside the maximum-security compound led by BuCor chief Gerald Bantag, according to their relatives.
Communist guerillas operating in Kalinga said the pressures employed by the national government to local officials to pass legislations declaring the revolutionary movement as persona non grata would not hinder their operation and growth.
Seven cadets are now facing charges of murder and violations of the anti-hazing and anti-torture laws for the death of PMA cadet Darwin Dormitorio. Also facing administrative charges are five officials of the academy.
The family of Darwin Dormitorio, the PMA cadet who died from torture inflicted by fellow trainees, said they are carefully studying with their lawyer the appropriate charge file against the suspects to ensure an airtight case.
Transport groups in Baguio City joined the nationwide protest against the PUV modernization program that forces them to operate under the fleet management system and acquire units that are worth millions.
The New People’s Army (NPA) Command in the Ilocos and Cordillera denied that its unit, responsible for the attack against government troops that left one soldier dead and another injured on September 26 in Sagada, Mountain Province, incurred casualties.
Leaders of different jeepney drivers and operators groups in Baguio City urged all drivers and commuters to join them in protesting the government’s public utility modernization program.
New People’s Army guerillas in the province of Abra downplayed the persona non grata declaration of the Provincial Peace and Order Council stressing that it is bound to fail like other previous attempt of the government to destroy the communist-led armed revolution.
Amid hazing allegations that resulted in the death of a Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio, the superintendent and the commandant of the Philippine Military Academy announced their resignation in a brief press conference on September 24.
Then two months ago, I woke up with an inch-long open wound on the top side of my right foot. I don’t remember having bumped on anything and the tongue of my shoe did not show any sharpness that could cause any abrasions. The wound was just there, gaping at me. When I showed it to my wife, she tried to be calm, but I could feel the horror she was having. I got scared.