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Solon supports end of 5-6 scheme, says coops offer 1-2% loan rate

Solon supports end of 5-6 scheme, says coops offer 1-2% loan rate

By Rosilyn B. Armando QUEZON CITY – Partylist representative Anthony Bravo supports the government’s drive to end the 5-6 lending scheme and encourage small entrepreneurs to borrow from cooperatives instead…

Philippine Officials’ Anti-Condom Stance Imperils Youth

Philippine Officials’ Anti-Condom Stance Imperils Youth

Condoms Needed in High Schools to Curb HIV Transmission By Carlos H. Conde Philippines Researcher Human Rights Watch Philippine officials, led by Senator Vicente Sotto III, have vowed to block…

Philippines Plugs Reproductive Health Funding Gaps

Philippines Plugs Reproductive Health Funding Gaps

Improved Condom Access Essential to Address HIV Epidemic By Carlos H. Conde Researcher, Asia Division Human Rights Watch @condeHRW The Philippine government has restored funding to service Filipinos’ reproductive health…

DO168 against Duterte promise to end contractualization

DO168 against Duterte promise to end contractualization

By BicolToday.com News Team 14January2017 (BicolToday.com) – Young workers and youth groups greeted the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila with paintbombs, hammers…

No more collection of irrigation service fees next year — KMP

No more collection of irrigation service fees next year — KMP

By BicolToday.com News Team LEGAZPI CITY, 24December2016 (BicolToday.com) – The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) said farmers will make sure that there will be no more collection of irrigation service…

Ailing Bicolano political prisoner finally released, but on bail, wishes freedom for the rest of PPs

Ailing Bicolano political prisoner finally released, but on bail, wishes freedom for the rest of PPs

NAGA CITY, 19Dec2016 — Ramon Argente, now 57, was all smiles when he met human rights workers upon his release on December 15, 2016. Upon arrival in Manila, he went…

Allowing the hero’s burial for Marcos is entitling the military forces to continue state fascism – NUSP

Allowing the hero’s burial for Marcos is entitling the military forces to continue state fascism – NUSP

MANILA, 25Nov2016 — The National Union of Students of the Philippines (NUSP) condemned President Rodrigo Duterte and his current alliance with the Marcoses Friday, November 25, during the #BlackFriday grand…

Seven years of injustice for Ampatuan victims: REIGN OF IMPUNITY MUST END

Seven years of injustice for Ampatuan victims: REIGN OF IMPUNITY MUST END

Pooled Editorial By AlterMidya LEGAZPI CITY, 23November2016 (BicolToday.com) – THAT JUSTICE remains elusive seven years since the Ampatuan massacre proves how the culture of impunity persists today. We are alarmed…

We will never forget

We will never forget

BY ALTERMIDYA POOLED EDITORIAL, 22November2016 – The furtive burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani is a heinous addition to the long list of…

‘Whether or not there is legal basis, dictator not qualified at Libingan ng mga Bayani’ – progressive groups

‘Whether or not there is legal basis, dictator not qualified at Libingan ng mga Bayani’ – progressive groups

By Reynard Magtoto LEGAZPI CITY, 10November2016 (BicolToday.com) – According to progressive groups, the nine Supreme Court magistrates have betrayed the martyrs and heroes who suffered and died at the hands…