The scheme will deny workers at least four days’ worth of salary in a month, in exchange for a dubious overtime pay, which may not adequately pay for their health care should they become sick or meet accidents due to fatigue.
Month: September 2014
QUESTION EVERYTHING Mong Palatino Bulatlat.com According to some intellectuals and their disciples, it is foolish to join the Left or become a Leftist in the 21st century. They sarcastically remind activists that the Berlin Wall already fell in 1989 and it was followed by the disintegration of Soviet Russia in 1991. In response, we should…
Environmentalists and lawmakers denounce the presence of the US Navy warships and the PH-US war games as “threat to sovereignty and security as well as to the environment.”
“We, the new generation of so-called hooligans, cannot condone hypocrisy and lies.” – League of Filipino Students By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Peasants from Hacienda Luisita and youth activists praised the Filipino-Americans who stood up and questioned President Benigno S. Aquino III while he was delivering his keynote speech at the World…
“It has been four years and so far we have nothing but motions. Palparan may be long gone but this case would be far from over.” – Concepcion Empeño, mother of disappeared UP student Karen
A parallel gathering to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City painted “a more accurate picture of the world,” and called for genuine development for the world’s 99 per cent.
Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares summarizes what is wrong with the approved 2015 budget with the acronym PPP: wrong Policies, wrong Priorities, and huge Pork barrel.
In a “historic undertaking,” legal luminaries, peoples’ lawyers, judiciary employees and law students raised a joint objection to the Aquino administration’s attack on judicial independence.
“To support a choice of detention facility – as with any other decision in life – there must be validated, adequate, relevant, and objective data. To invoke demons and ghosts from the past, real or imaginary, to avoid the Spartan conditions, rigors and limitations of an ordinary civilian jail – and get away with it with impunity – is to thumb one’s nose against the justice system.” – National Union of Peoples Lawyers, in a motion for Palparan’s transfer
“I see the need to fight because we will lose our life, our livelihood and our culture. We’re doing this for the generations to come.” Arnel delos Santos, secretary general of Balatik
While many Filipinos are losing sense of the lessons of Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship, activists and some history teachers are still keeping the light on the subject.