“Whether or not Robredo gets the administrative and budgetary support, it is apparent that the Duterte camp would want her to fail. If she succeeds, Duterte and his ilk will be put to shame.”
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.”
Nurses across the country demonstrated their united demand for the government to implement the Supreme Court ruling for them to receive basic pays equivalent to Salary Grade 15 (about P30,000) which the government denied from their sector for 17 years. They also called for the regularization of all nurses and their benefits, and better working conditions.
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.
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.
Veteran journalist and activist Luis V. Teodoro leads this year’s recipients of the prestigious Titus Brandsma Awards, from the media ministry of the Carmelite Order in the Philippines.
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.
Ilocos farmers and tobacco have a long history but the things that keep them together despite the numerous difficulties are beyond sentimental. Farmers are chained to the crop by political and economic circumstances perpetuated by the deeply rooted social inequality in the Philippines.