Category Archives: Politi-ko

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On Obama’s visit to East Asia

Friday, 25 April 2014 | Written by
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Statement by the International League of Peoples Struggle (ILPS) The International League of Peoples’ Struggle views the upcoming visits of United States President Barack Obama to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines from April 23 to 29 as part of the US imperialist objective of further entrenching its hegemony and imposing its neo-liberal agenda while undermining the sovereignty and coveting…Read More »

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[PCIJ] Hacendados y politicos

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Written by
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by Julius D. Mariveles Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism HE WAS born to one of the old-rich families of Negros Occidental in the sprawling Hacienda Binitin in the town of Murcia, but Roberto L. Montelibano does not consider himself a sugarcane planter. Instead, he thinks himself as a businessman, although like many other hacendado clans in the province, his family built its…Read More »

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[PCIJ] AFTA and the sugar industry: Tiempo Muerto for Negros, Tiempo Suerte for Filipinos?

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 | Written by
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By Julius D. Mariveles Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism   CUARESMA or Holy Week is the time when Filipinos reflect on the agony of Jesus Christ. It is also the time when the mamumugon – the workers in the vast haciendas or plantations of Negros Occidental – slip into a suspended state between life and death, a seeming purgatory on earth. This is Tiempo Muerto, the dead…Read More »

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SC upholds RH law sans 8 provisions; pro, anti-RH camps welcome ruling

Tuesday, 8 April 2014 | Written by
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by Carlos Maningat The Supreme Court upheld on Tuesday the constitutionality of the Responsible Parenthood and the Reproductive Health (RH) law, rejecting several petitions by church groups questioning the controversial law. But the high court struck down eight provisions, including the section which requires private health facilities and medical centers owned by religious groups to provide family planning methods and the one on pro-bono…Read More »

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Beyond traffic jams: the bigger picture on Metro Manila’s transportation disaster

Saturday, 5 April 2014 | Written by
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by Amihan Euza Mabalay As the construction of 15 major road projects is underway, Metro Manila is experiencing monstrous traffic congestion. As if Metro Manila’s notorious reputation for its jampacked roads is not enough, the infrastructure projects will definitely make the situation more horrifying. Is there a real solution to Metro Manila’s traffic? Will the government’s alternatives which are short-term,…Read More »

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Migrant Domestic Workers Face Serious Abuse in UK – HRW

Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Written by
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by Human Rights Watch Migrant domestic workers accompanying their employers to the United Kingdom are being subjected to serious abuses including forced labor, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The UK government is doing far too little to protect vulnerable workers, and recent changes to UK immigration rules make it harder for workers to flee abuse, the report found.…Read More »

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