“It’s a yellow-colored rehabilitation of Martial Law,” SELDA chairperson Marie Hilao-Enriquez called Pres. Benigno Simeon Aquino’s defense of the appointment of former PNP GeneralLina Castillo-Sarmiento, as chairperson of the Human Rights Victims Claims Board.
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Bayan Muna Rep. Carlos Isagani Zarate expressed grave concerns how some Charter Change (Cha-cha) proponents are peddling the proposed amendments to the protectionist economic provisions of the Constitution as an “added incentive” for the creation of the Bangsamoro autonomous government.
In Commemoration of the Moro People’s Fight Against American Colonialism, Bayan Muna asks the House of Representatives to fast track the deliberation of House Bill 1323, entitled “AN ACT DECLARING MARCH 6 OF EVERYDAY AS BUD DAHU DAY IN COMMEMORATION OF THE BANGSAMORO PEOPLE’S RESISTANCE TO FOREIGN OCCUPATION, THEIR CONTINUING QUEST FOR PEACE AND SELF-DETERMINATION, APPROPRIATING FUNDS THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.”
The Bureau of Internal Revenue’s ad depicting medical doctors as tax cheats burdening public school teachers shows the Aquino government’s desperation in forcing doctors and Filipinos in general to pay taxes in order to finance corruption, pay the foreign debt, and increase expenditures for the military.
Throughout the world, the Philippines has been regarded as one of the best place for women, based from the results of the 2013 Global Gender Gap Index. The Philippines ranked 5th, three levels higher than in 2012 and highest in the Asia Pacific. It even surpassed many developed countries such as United Kingdom, Canada, France and the United States.
DAVAO CITY – In drumming up the significance of the month-long celebration for the Filipino womenfolk, various activities have been…
“We encourage the medical profession to ask the hard questions: Why exempt large corporations, especially foreign ones, from paying taxes? Why squeeze hard-working professionals and workers for their meager earnings?” said Crisostomo.
“Billionaire’s and tycoons wealth at the expense of workers and peoples’ rights.” This is the joint statement of Defend Job Philippines, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers Association and Nagkakaisang Manggagawa sa Print Town after the release of the 2014 FORBES Magazine’ Most Richest. A protest rally is staged at the financial capital of the Philippines to denounce the massive and illegal dismissal of workers, union busting, low wages and contractualization.
As of September 2013, the country’s General Government (GG) Debt stood at P4.468 trillion or 39.7% of GDP, lower than 40.3% as of September 2012. The current GG debt is P4.468 trillion or 39.7% of GDP, slightly up quarter-on-quarter from P4.315 trillion or 39.1% of GDP as of June 2013, but has improved significantly since President Aquino took office in 2010.
“We are infuriated with the government’s ineptitude to provide the needs of victims of disasters, especially children”, said Kharlo Felipe Manano, Secretary General of the Salinlahi Alliance for Children’s Concerns, an alliance of twenty-four (24) child-focused organizations in the Philippines.