• Thanks, but peace talks first, Sison tells Duterte

    National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison thanked President Rodrigo Duterte for the latter’s offer for him to return to the country, but said such may be premature without substantial advancements to the peace talks.

    “I thank President Duterte for his expressed…

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  • Earth Day eco-walk in QC, Manila highlight threats to environment

    Environmental advocates led by the Lumaban sa Cha-Cha, Ipagtanggol ang Kalikasan (LUNTIAN) Coalition held ‘eco-walks’ a day before International Earth Day at the University of the Philippines – Diliman and Manila to draw attention to what they say are threats to Philippine patrimony by the proposed changes to the…

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  • Amid price hikes: Minimum wage insufficient vs. rising family cost of living — IBON

    The onslaught of price hikes since early this year has made the mandated minimum wage in the National Capital Region (NCR) even more inadequate for millions of Filipino workers to decently support their families, said research group IBON.

    IBON computations show that the NCR nominal minimum wage still falls considerably…

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  • Artists demand justice for renowned social realist painter

    Artists demanded justice for the killing of a renowned visual artist Wednesday night in Montalban, Rizal by still unknown assailants.

    Arts and media alliance Let’s Organize for Democracy and Integrity (LODI) said it is outraged over what it called “senseless act of violence” that killed social realist painter Gene…

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  • ‘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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