“While the government has no concrete plans for informal settlers, no demolition should take place in communities.”
Day: July 31, 2013
Everywhere, restrictions on workers forming genuine unions have prompted them to do union organizing in an “underground” or clandestine way, at least, at first.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Analysis Say what? The Aquino government, which rode high on an anti-corruption campaign to propel Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to the presidency and is, up to now, banking on this image of an anti-corruption crusader to get the people’s support, is now defending the pork barrel? How can an anti-corruption drive co-exist…
Four Agusanon Lumad, including two minors, were on their way to the local Comelec to register as first-time voters for the upcoming Sangguniang Kabataan (Youth Council) and barangay elections when they were arrested, tortured and detained by members of paramilitary group Bagani forces.
“Even if the government manages to make the waterways as wide as one kilometer and as deep as 10 meters, if there is street-level flooding, everything would be useless.�� – Geologist Ricarido Saturay
By GERRY ALBERT CORPUZ Bulatlat.com Manila, Philippines- Fisherfolk-lawmaker Fernando Hicap of Anakpawis partylist over the weekend called on Malacañang to certify as urgent the bill calling for the scrapping of pork barrel of senators, congressmen and even the special pork given to the Office of the President. Rep. Hicap challenged President Benigno Simeon Aquino III…
“When workers in Indonesia demand a wage hike, employers threaten them: ‘We would relocate to China.’ In China, employers threaten workers that they would relocate their factory to Vietnam. In Vietnam, employers threaten workers they would relocate to Cambodia. In Cambodia, employers threaten workers that they would relocate to Bangladesh.” – Asia Monitor Resource Center
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The spate of increases is driving Indonesian workers to take to the streets, conduct strikes and file demands for wage increases.