A girl waits for his father, aided by fellow Balinese, finish pushing a boat up the beach after a day catering to tourists in this world-famous destination. (Kuta Beach, Bali, Indonesia)
Month: April 2013
In Nueva Ecija, a woman who was about to give birth walked and crossed a river to get to the nearest birthing facility. The mother and the child died before reaching the nearest birthing station. Because giving birth at home in Quezon City is prohibited, the mother who was about to give birth was not brought immediately to the hospital because the family has no money. Her twins died.
“Comelec’s double standards in implementing election guidelines is apparent in the way it is pursuing the cases against Kabataan and Piston, while large-scale campaign violators such as candidates from Team P-Noy run free and unscathed.” – Kabataan Partylist
The 13-year-old wounded boy, Jonas, (not his real name) who is still recuperating at the Davao Regional Hospital in Tagum City is now “heavily guarded” by military men of the 10th Infantry Division, Philippine Army. Hanimay Suazo, secretary general of human rights group, Karapatan, told Davao Today in a text message that the family of the victim is insulted and feel harassed by this act of the military.
MANILA – Makabayan senatorial bet Teddy Casiño today, April 7, questioned the Aquino government why it is still letting recruitment agencies to monopolize the hiring of overseas Filipino workers in Hong Kong. Casiño is in Hong Kong today with Filipino household service compatriots. With migrant workers he did his signature run from the Subway entrance…
Kabataan Partylist challenged those who try to discredit them to show themselves in public and engage them in a healthy discussions.
MANILA – Teachers, students, workers and other sectors in the University of the Philippines (UP) staged Just Run, Run for Kristel Tejada and all Iskolar ng Bayan, April 7 at the UP Diliman. The run is the first activity of the newly formed UP Alliance for Justice for Kristel, Justice for all Iskolar ng Bayan.…
They are being moved from one place to another; they have no stable jobs or sources of livelihood. Now, even basic social services are being denied from them.
“The new interpretation of the partylist law not only watered down the very essence of the legislation but also opened the floodgates of Congress for millionaires and traditional politicians who are using the partylist system as a backdoor to the Lower House.”