Month: August 2010

The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today said it is one with the Catholic Church in fighting large-scale foreign mining in Region 8. “We agree with the stand of the Palo Archdiocese that large-scale mining today will not benefit the people but only foreign capitalists, as well as seriously damage the environment,”said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV…

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Migrante International chairperson Garry Martinez told Bulatlat that he is not surprised if there are negative reactions coming from Hongkong nationals and its possible repercussions to OFWs. “We express our sincerest condolences to the families and friends of the victims,” Martinez said, “We know how difficult it is to fetch a loved one who is dead.”

By MARYA SALAMAT
The decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz rejecting the claim of ABS CBN that there is no employer-employee relationship between the media network and the ABS CBN Internal Job Market and approving the union’s petition for a certification election came after five months of struggle and the dismissal of 90 unionists.

A Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission The widely publicised video of a police torture has drawn mixed reactions and opinions from the public, including lawmakers, lawyers and human rights groups, who have all joined in the chorus condemning such a barbaric and cruel act. Most of them share the opinion that ‘lack of…

Press Release August 24, 2010 As the hostage crisis in Manila ends, the United Filipinos in Hong Kong (UNIFIL-MIGRANTE-HK) condoles with the families in Hong Kong of those who died and sympathizes with the other victims who got out safely but were surely traumatized by the tragic event of the past hours. Filipino migrant workers…

Press Release 23 August 2010 We, the 43 health workers (Morong 43), are on a protest fast since August 21. We denounce the continuing gross violation of our human rights and the denial of the rule of law on our case. We protest the inhumane and unjust decision of the lower court to bring Judilyn…