By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – The municipal coordinator of Anakpawis in Mawab, Compostela Valley was gunned down by still unidentified men last May 25, according to Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region (SMR) chapter. Eddie Cañon, 43, was shot several times by suspected agents in Nuevo Iloco village, Mawab town on May 25. In a text…
Day: May 27, 2013
Since the time of President Fidel V. Ramos, Filipino retirees have never seen their SSS pension increase. Quirico D. Gapasin, 77, complained of this as he joined a picket in front of the SSS main office in Quezon City. He was just passing by East Avenue, he said, when he chanced upon members of Kilusang Mayo Uno (KMU) and Piston protesting the impending hike in SSS premiums, amid the little to no improvement in benefits and services.
“It has been two weeks now since the elections. The winning senators have already been proclaimed but the BEIs, the teachers who made the election possible, have not yet been compensated.” – France Castro, ACT Teachers Party
Instead of helping the stranded OFWs, Ambassador Ezzedin Tago allegedly ordered that they be denied electricity and water and food and medicine donations be embargoed.
By GWEN GAONGEN Northern Dispatch SAGADA, Mountain Province – As a way of asserting people’s ownership of the Kiltepan tourist spot, some 100 guides and residents of Sagada destroyed the newly-installed gate and fence of the property that is now being claimed by Wilson Capuyan, along the road leading to Kiltepan peak here, May 22.…
“Coupled with the implementation of the K-12 program – which has been signed into law despite the opposition by teachers, parents and students – the new spate of tuition increases in basic education will surely aggravate the education crisis in the country.” – Kabataan Partylist
Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rights violations perpetrated against indigenous peoples in the country are alarming