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ACT reaction to Taguiwalo’s rejection: The oligarchs win!

ACT reaction to Taguiwalo’s rejection: The oligarchs win!

MANILA – “The oligarchs won… through the Commission on Appointments, they have rejected a tested public servant whose bias is for the working class people in our society. “Dr. Judy…

CEGP on Taguiwalo’s CA rejection: victory among neoliberal oligarchs, DSWD back to patronage politics

CEGP on Taguiwalo’s CA rejection: victory among neoliberal oligarchs, DSWD back to patronage politics

QUEZON CITY – The College Editors Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) denounces the interest-driven and anti-poor decision of Commission on Appointments (CA) of rejecting the appointment of Sec. Judy Taguiwalo…

“Black Friday” protest vs drug killings spree, more protests to follow

“Black Friday” protest vs drug killings spree, more protests to follow

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Youth and other sector groups marched on key streets in Metro-Manila for the “Black Friday” protest march that was triggered by the…

Taytay slums get cheap water thru Urban poor agency, Manila Water assistance

Taytay slums get cheap water thru Urban poor agency, Manila Water assistance

MANILA – “With this project, urban poor communities in Taytay, Rizal can now escape the recurring burden of unjust, expensive water rates.” This was the statement of Presidential Commission for…

Protecting environment, awareness, prosecution of cases much to be desired

Protecting environment, awareness, prosecution of cases much to be desired

By Elmer James Bandol MANILA — Environment literacy, awareness and strategic legal remedies are much to be desired behind environmental cases experienced in the country today. These came out during…

Kabataan Partylist warns of underfunding, budget cuts on State schools in proposed 2018 budget

Kabataan Partylist warns of underfunding, budget cuts on State schools in proposed 2018 budget

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – Having attained victory for the passage into law the free tuition bill, or free access to tertiary education. Youth party Kabataan Partylist…

BAYAN, progressive bloc, oppose US airstrikes on IS targets in Mindanao

BAYAN, progressive bloc, oppose US airstrikes on IS targets in Mindanao

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – The idea being floated around by military hawks that the United States (US) is eager to launch airstrikes against IS targets…

Teachers laud Free Higher Education law; call for vigilance on implementation, budget allocation

Teachers laud Free Higher Education law; call for vigilance on implementation, budget allocation

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA. Bicol Region (BicolToday.com) – Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) on Fridayled teachers, students and parent organizations welcoming President Duterte’s signing into law Thursday the Free Higher Education Law,…

Free Tuition law signed; students demand speedy implementation, warn of loopholes

Free Tuition law signed; students demand speedy implementation, warn of loopholes

By Joey Natividad CITY OF NAGA, Bicol Region – President Duterte’s signing into law Thursday and made publicFriday the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, giving free tuition and no “other school…

Anakbayan statement on signing of free college education into law

Anakbayan statement on signing of free college education into law

Anakbayan congratulates the students, parents and administrators for this victory of our collective struggle for free education. If signed in full and without conditionalities whatsoever, the Universal Access to Quality…