Coinciding with the Mother’s Day celebration on Sunday, women’s rights activists launched an online petition calling for the immediate release of women political prisoners in the Philippines.
Author Archives: ZEA IO MING C. CAPISTRANO
The recent mass layoff of GMA network employees violated the workers’ rights to due process, a labor group said.
Human rights group Karapatan here said a group of armed men attempted to forcibly enter their office at around 7:00 pm Monday.
A letter, originally written in Bahasa, from an Indonesian doctor to overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso was translated to English and is posted in Facebook.
Activists here lighted candles in support of the campaign to save the life of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) now facing death sentence by firing squad in Nusakumbangan island, Indonesia this Tuesday (April 28).
A customer buys watermelon along the highway in Pigcayawan, North Cotabato on a Sunday morning. This summer fruit is sold at P15 to P20 a kilo. The trader here said they got their supply from farms in Brgy. Manwangan. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Old folks from Sitio Kabutoyen in North Upi, Maguindanao wash their hands in a pot filled with hot water and leaves of Pomelo and walked pass burning coconut husks after the necrological service they attended to drive away evil spirits. (Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano/davaotoday.com)
Children from Barangay Blensong, Municipality of North Upi in Maguindanao play and bath in the man-made dam for irrigation serving the farms of the villages of Sitio Suaran and Kabotuyen.
Another multinational banana company in the region succumbed to workers’ protest revoking its implementation of the piece rate scheme which was criticized for cutting workers’ wage by more than half.
A militant leader of the Higaonon tribe in Bukidnon lamented he is facing “trumped-up” murder charges by a relative who claimed that her husband was killed by the New People’s Army.