“First they tried to get rid of the Philippine Children’s Medical Center. Now they want to get rid of plants and trees. What is next? Pushing for the transfer of government offices like the Philippine Science High School and the Office of the Ombudsman to make way for even more commercial expansion?” – Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Zarate
Day: December 12, 2013
In Leyte, survivors of Typhoon Yolanda decry the lack of assistance received from the government despite millions of donations, funds allocated for them.
“The indiscriminate bombing runs being conducted by the AFP under its Oplan Bayanihan war of suppression are grave violations of human rights and international humanitarian law,” said the CPP. It accused the Aquino government of being “utterly hypocritical” in claiming that it upholds peace and human rights while it continues to commit grave abuses and brutalities against the people.
In just three years of Aquino in power, four transport leaders have been murdered.
“This push for a fare hike, which comes in the wake of significant increases in the prices of LPG and other petroleum products and proposals for a record-high power rate hike by Meralco, is part of the economic disaster that the Aquino government is cooking up against the majority of Filipinos,”