Bayan Muna Partylist warns that the bounty offered by President Rodrigo Duterte for the capture or killing of New People’s Army (NPA) leaders will lead to abuses by the military and police to arrest critics and civilians.
Cagayan de Oro Representative Rufus Rodriguez has filed a resolution in Congress to grant a temporary franchise to network giant ABS-CBN as they will deliberate on the renewal of the company’s franchise this month.
More groups have joined in expressing their dismay over the order of the National Telecommunications Communication (NTC) to close the operation of radio and television company ABS-CBN.
Student publications in Davao City have express solidarity with the broadcast network ABS-CBN which was ordered to close after the government failed to renew its franchise.
Journalists across the country slammed the shutdown of the country’s leading broadcast network ABS-CBN, as its franchise expired on May 4.
With the ECQ already extended twice, Luzon-wide until April 30 and the NCR and select provinces until May 15, fears over people’s livelihood and survival have surfaced. The viability of citizens’ initiatives has also been questioned. How would organizations cope if a third extension will be announced in the coming days?
After drawing strong opposition from migrant workers, the government is suspending the increase in premium rates for the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to be collected from their salaries.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio is thankful for the contribution of workers to the society as the country observes the Labor Day celebration on Friday, May 1.
Instead of the usual mass gathering, several groups held an online protest for this year’s Labor Day commemoration on Friday, May 1.
A member of the House of Representatives (HOR) has urged the Duterte administration and Communist guerillas to support the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s call for a 90-day “humanitarian pause” in conflicts worldwide amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.