• ‘Not surprised,’ KMU says of Duterte’s turnaround on endo promise

    Militant labor denounced Rodrigo Duterte’s decision not to issue an order ending contractualization of workers, saying the President’s move is a complete turnaround from his repeated promise to end the practice.

    Following labor secretary Silvestre Bello III’s announcement Thursday that Duterte decided to leave…

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  • US holds Filipino activist, denies entry

    A prominent Mindanao activist is being held by US immigration authorities at the San Francisco International Airport, various human rights organizations and individuals said.

    Sandugo - Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination co-chairperson Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba has been denied entry to the…

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  • Duterte sells Chico River to China


    BAGUIO CITY — The Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) called P3.135-billion (US $62.09 million) loan agreement for the Chico River Pump Irrigation Project (PIP) that President Rodrigo Duterte secured from the Chinese government last April 10 during his recent visit to China “the latest sell out”…

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  • Sr Pat Fox and her people

    The Philippine government must have thought her subversive and wanted her punished.

    Last April 16, Bureau of Immigration (BI) agents arrested and detained Sr Patricia Fox of the congregation Notre Dame de Sion. The arrest may have stemmed from her recent participation in a human rights fact-finding mission in Mindanao…

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  • City councilor, lawyer, activists included in Negros town police’s poster of Reds

    BACOLOD CITY -- A councilor of the northern Negros Occidental city of Escalante, a lawyer who has longed worked with peasant and human rights groups, and a number of current and former leaders of activist groups were among more than 60 supposed communist rebels whose faces were printed on a police poster.

    The National…

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