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4.16 million Pinoy jobless in 2010

4.16 million Pinoy jobless in 2010

MANILA, PHILIPPNES – Government’s latest labor force survey pegs unemployment at 2.80 million in October 2010, slightly higher than the 2.72 million reported in the same period last year. However…

Results of fact-finding mission on the killing of Leonardo Co and companions released

Results of fact-finding mission on the killing of Leonardo Co and companions released

MANILA, PHILIPPINES -In a press conference held at the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman, groups presented the results of the Citizens’ Fact-finding mission on the killing of…

Environmental groups challenge PNoy to abandon nuclear program

Environmental groups challenge PNoy to abandon nuclear program

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Environmental and climate activists protested the Aquino administration’s plan to construct nuclear power plants as an alternative energy source in the country. The protest was held simultaneously…

Maguindanao Massacre victim’s family reports presence of suspicious men outside home

Maguindanao Massacre victim’s family reports presence of suspicious men outside home

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The family of Victor Nunez, one of the 32 journalists and media workers killed in the November 23, 2009 Ampatuan Massacre in Ampatuan town, Maguindanao, has reported…

Update: Report on broadcasters ‘ambush’ in Bukidnon false

Update: Report on broadcasters ‘ambush’ in Bukidnon false

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The supposed ambush attempt on 39-year old Bukidnon radio commentator Randy T. Makiputin in Valencia City last Friday, November 26, has turned out to be false. New…

US officials must apologize to Binay

US officials must apologize to Binay

CEBU CITY – Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares took the cudgels for Vice President Jejomar Binay as news of the improper treatment of the VP by the aides of former…

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…