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2011 national budget favors GMA

2011 national budget favors GMA

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The progressive partylist Bayan Muna dismayed over the approval of 2011 national budget that only favors former President and congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. “I did not expect…

Group challenges gov’t to dennounce Seoul’s deportation of Filipinos

Group challenges gov’t to dennounce Seoul’s deportation of Filipinos

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Independent think-tank IBON Foundation expressed disappointment over the lack of action of the Philippine government after the Seoul government blacklisted and deported eight members of Filipino civil…

Protests, police blockade mark 9th month in detention of Morong43

Protests, police blockade mark 9th month in detention of Morong43

By Renato Reyes, Jr. Supporters and relatives of the Morong 43 today held a caravan to Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan to visit the detained health workers and call for…

Aquino’s arrogance in resuming peacetalks, a stumbling block to release of political detainees – SELDA

Aquino’s arrogance in resuming peacetalks, a stumbling block to release of political detainees – SELDA

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Former political prisoners today criticized Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s refusal to meet with representatives of negotiating panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) as…

TV reporter threatened during Marawi polls coverage

TV reporter threatened during Marawi polls coverage

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – ABS-CBN TV reporter Trini Velasco received a death threat via text message during the network’s coverage of the recently concluded barangay (village) and Sangguniang Kabataan (youth council)…

Aquino appoints new panel for GRP – CPP/NPA/NDF talks

Aquino appoints new panel for GRP – CPP/NPA/NDF talks

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – President Benigno S. Aquino III yesterday appointed the newly reconstituted government peace negotiating panel for talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines / New Peoples Army…

October Peasant Month: The remoteness of real land reform

October Peasant Month: The remoteness of real land reform

The bitter plight of Filipino farmers continues past the Aquino administration’s first 100 days and into October which the peasant movement marks as Peasant Month IBON Features—The First 100 Days…

Porac Vice Mayor threatens Pampanga media

Porac Vice Mayor threatens Pampanga media

PAMPANGA, PHILIPPINES – Vice Mayor Dexter David of Porac town in Pampanga has threatened to shoot DWgv-am broadcasters Arnel Panganiban and Gary Bernanrdo during a chance meeting in Subic on…

Gov’t caution against conditional cash transfers

Gov’t caution against conditional cash transfers

MANILA. PHILIPPINES – As allocations for poverty programs continue to be deliberated in the national budget for 2011, research group IBON cautions government on the conditional cash transfers program (CCTP),…

P-Noy wanted to save Lim, Puno, Verzosa – PCIJ

P-Noy wanted to save Lim, Puno, Verzosa – PCIJ

UNPUBLISHED IIRC REPORT SCORES TRIO From Day 1, P-Noy wanted to save Lim, Puno, Verzosa BY MALOU MANGAHAS, PCIJ ON THE day he received the 82-page report of the Incident…