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In a regional forum on PUV Modernization in Baguio City, PISTON slammed the Department of Transportation, saying the agency’s pronouncement to allow old jeepneys to ply their route beyond the June 30 deadline for the PUV Modernization Program is pure "deception and blackmail."
“This is a forum organized by MAT…Gen. Parlade has every platform that he can get, including mass media to spill his twisted lies. He is not welcome here…If he can be so kind and act like a gentleman and step out of this hall,” Bayan Chairperson Carol Araullo said.
“The Filipino people should continue to support the Filipino athlete. Their outrage is directed at the evil Duterte-Cayetano combine,” the long-lasting underground publication said.
Investigation conducted by PMA officials revealed that the negligence of the swimming instructors led to the death of Cadet Maria Telan, Jr.
Alarmed of the growing number of non-readers even in high school, concerned residents in Tabuk City launched a signature campaign to call the attention of the government on what they call “reading crisis.”
Artists' and journalists' alliance LODI asks ICAD co-chair Vice President Leni Robredo to investigate 'disinformation' regarding the government's drug war, and provide full disclosure on its issues, as part of her agency's top priorities.
Organizations condemned the Defense Department for accusing them of being fronts for the communist armed movement.
The kin of tortured and slain PMA cadet Darwin Dormitorio filed charges against former academy executives for dereliction of duty and violation of the Anti-Hazing Law.
Since 2008, the Philippines remained among the top five countries around the world where killings of journalists are unsolved based on the World Impunity Index published annually by the freedom watchdog Committee to Protect Journalists.
Human rights group Karapatan condemned the arrest of 57 activists from separate raids conducted by government troops on October 31 in Negros and Manila.
Families of inmates at the New Bilibid Prison, including political prisoners, called on the Bureau of Corrections to lift the lockdown in the Maximum Security Compound and to restore their right to visit ailing relatives.
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.




Church leads HR day commemoration in Pangasinan

The Promotion for Church People’s Response led the commemoration of the International Human Righths Day in Pangasinan with a mass and forum that tackled the people’s moral and spiritual responsibility to expose and act against social injustice.


DPWH not part of planning for RTF-ELCAC road projects

The Cordillera regional office of the DPWH said they were not part of the planning for the road projects that the anti-insurgency task force is insisting on them to implement.


Groups demand accountability for rights violations in Cagayan Valley

Members of progressive groups in Cagayan Valley called for government accountability for its neglect of basic services and widespread rights violations on December 10, International Human Rights Day.