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P13-wage increase insufficient

P13-wage increase insufficient

MANILA, Philippines – The Php13-wage hike proposed by employers is not enough to even restore the real wage to its June 2010 level, said research group IBON, adding that inflation…

Terror threats may be used to let US military bases return – Bishop

Terror threats may be used to let US military bases return – Bishop

MANILA, Philippines – Fears of retaliatory attacks by followers of Osama bin Laden in the Philippines could be used as reason for the return of US military bases in the…

Clergy rejects hero’s burial for Marcos

Clergy rejects hero’s burial for Marcos

MANILA, Philippines ―A group of clergy from the Visayan region has categorically rejected a hero’s burial for the late President Ferdinand Marcos. The Visayas Clergy Discernment Group (VCDG), consisting of…

Rice price monitoring group urges halt to NFA privatization

Rice price monitoring group urges halt to NFA privatization

MANILA, Philippines – Bantay Bigas, a rice price monitoring group comprised of rice industry multistakeholders recently urged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to stop pushing for the privatization of the…

NUJP urges better wages, conditions for media workers on Labor Day

NUJP urges better wages, conditions for media workers on Labor Day

MANILA, Philippines – The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) marked Labor Day by calling for job security, better wages and working conditions for media workers. “On Labor…

Speak the truth without fear — CBCP head

Speak the truth without fear — CBCP head

MANILA, Philippines —The triumphant joy of the Resurrection should challenge every Christian to preach the truths of faith without fear in the face of ongoing attacks on the dignity of…

PNoy’s stand on RH, RP bills lauded

PNoy’s stand on RH, RP bills lauded

LEGAZPI CITY – President Aquino fully deserves congratulations for his unequivocal endorsement of the enactment of the reproductive health and responsible parenthood bill (House Bill No. 4244) during the graduation…

Martial Law victims to Enrile: Marcos fought a dirty war against the Filipino people, not for them

Martial Law victims to Enrile: Marcos fought a dirty war against the Filipino people, not for them

The Samahan ng Ex-detainees Laban sa Detensyon at Aresto, an organization of former political prisoners established under the Marcos dictatorship, today disputed Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile’s claims that former…

Reverse VAT to ease impact of oil price hikes, gov’t urged

Reverse VAT to ease impact of oil price hikes, gov’t urged

MANILA, Philippines – With the public bearing a new round of oil prices hikes, research group IBON reiterates its call for government to reverse the value-added tax (VAT) on petroleum…

Women rights group protest on GMA’s birthday

Women rights group protest on GMA’s birthday

MANILA, Philippines – As former Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo celebrates her birthday today, family and friends of journalist and woman human rights defender Benjaline “Beng” Hernandez commemorate the 9th year…