Author Archives: MART D. SAMBALUD

4 years ago

US-based activists slam EDCA

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US-based activists slam EDCA

A delegation of North America-Philippines Solidarity Affair (NAPSA) said the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) between the United States of America and the Philippines “protects and defends US strategic interests and hegemony throughout the world by establishing control over strategic straits around the world.”

4 years ago

Teachers to wear black armbands vs. corruption, low pay

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Teachers to wear black armbands vs. corruption, low pay

Teachers across the country mounted a protest action today dubbed as “Black armband Friday” to demand increase in their salary and to condemn President Benigno Aquino III’s “arrogant defense” of his controversial use of government savings called Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

4 years ago

Activists set series of protests for PNoy’s SONA

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Activists set series of protests for PNoy’s SONA

Progressive groups have set a series of street protests this week to expose the “lies and failure of the government in addressing corruption, poverty, national security, human rights and environment” in time for President Benigno Aquino III’s 4th State of Nation Address (Sona) on July 28.

4 years ago

Amid DAP ruckus, teachers’ groups call for wage hike, more incentives

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Amid DAP ruckus, teachers’ groups call for wage hike, more incentives

In the wake of the controversy on the disbursement of government savings, various teachers’ groups on Friday pressed the Aquino administration to increase the salary and incentives of public school teachers, saying “the government has neglected the education sector particularly the public school teachers since President Aquino rose to power four years ago.”