NEWS RELEASE 04 October 2010 “Let the debates, dialogues and consultations on the Reproductive Health Bill as well as on the methods of fertility planning and contraception focus on the needs of the impoverished majority.” Thus said GABRIELA Women’s Partylist Representative Luz Ilagan following the heated exchange of statements between the Catholic Church and the…
Day: October 4, 2010
Press Statement October 4, 2010 International human rights lawyers pledged support to progressive local group National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL), and especially its defense of 43 health workers considered political prisoners in the Philippines. Disclaimer | What you are reading is either a press release/ statement or a manifesto. These materials do not go…
NEWS RELEASE October 4, 2010 Lawyers’ Group Seriously Studying Having UNHRC Decision Enforced in the Philippines; Vows to Continue Prosecuting HR Cases before national and international bodies. In a press release today, the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) lauded the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) decision finding the Philippine government under Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo…
Press Release October 04, 2010 “Mr. President, we are giving you until your 100th day to stop the 1.73 billion maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE) budget cut to state colleges and universities. If you fail to do so, we can guarantee that the our rage and wrath will spread through out your administration”, this…
By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
Farmers’ group Kilusan ng Magbubukid ng Pilipinas said human rights violations and no land distribution even in haciendas under agrarian dispute characterize the first 100 days of the Aquino presidency.
Ang dating sago (pearl) tea drink ay nag-iba na. Yogurt na, at ang press release ay healthy option ito: no fat dahil di gawa sa cream ng gatas ng baka, no refined sugar, tulad ng ice cream, puro ‘natural’ na fruit juices lang, kaya may asim bukod sa natural na curdling quality ng nabubulok na gatas na base ng yogurt. Mahal ito, tulad ng pearl tea drink, kaya alam na ang kliyente nito.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
“The drive against corruption will only gain momentum if there is real accountability, especially of the biggest crooks in government. The Aquino administration concretely can set the tone for this by going after former president Arroyo and her many big and small cronies, in her family and among her allies,” Jose Enrique Africa, Ibon Foundation research head, said.
By MARYA SALAMAT
“Whether the Aquino government admits it or not, the massive cases of dengue mirrors a government that puts its people’s health behind debt servicing and military spending.” – Council for Health and Development.
By MARYA SALAMAT
The Department of Health should not merely focus on educating the people about cleanliness, said Dr. Gene Nisperos, vice-president of Health Alliance for Democracy (HEAD). The government also has to act decisively on deforestation, urban planning (which includes genuine mass housing and an up-to-par drainage and sewerage system), on top of giving public health subsidies.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
Human rights groups believe that President Benigno Aquino III has sanctioned state-perpetrated killings by extending the OBL, the bloodiest counterinsurgency program the Philippine government has ever implemented.
By RONALYN V. OLEA
In March 2007, peasant leader Rene Quirante was imprisoned when criminal charges were filed against him by the military. Eventually, the case was dismissed. But on Oct. 1, around 2:00 a.m., soldiers of the 11th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army silenced him forever.