Category: News in Pictures

Climate strikers : ‘We are the light amid darkness’

MANILA- “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible!” Filipino youths chanted as they marched in a lantern parade calling for climate justice in the streets of Manila, early this evening. Dubbed the “Global Climate Strike: Pailaw sa Kalikasan,” the Christmas-themed activity is part of the coordinated actions held worldwide on Nov. 29. Some 300…

P55-M cauldron could have been spent for live-saving treatment, equipment — health coalition

The groups said the P55 million ($982,323) spent for a cauldron in the SEA Games could have been used for life-saving purposes such as full-course of anti-TB medicines for 12,500 patients; one session of hemodialysis for 14,285 patients; CT scan for 6,250 patients; 161 units of mechanical ventilators/respirators, among others.

Progressives vow resistance amid crackdown vs activists

MANILA – Progressive groups trooped in front of the Philippine National Police headquarters on Monday, Nov. 4 to denounce the mass arrest of legal activists in Bacolod City, Escalante and Manila last week. Amid the crackdown against the legal activists, the progressives vowed stronger resistance amid the attacks on legal activists who were “merely exercise…

Filipino youth join Global Climate Strike

MANILA – Youth and environmental groups in the country joined the worldwide protests dubbed “Global Climate Strike” on Sept. 20, as they sounded the alarm on the worsening climate crisis all over the planet. The global mobilization took place three days before the Sept. 23 United Nations Climate Change Summit in New York City. Some…