Category Archive for: ‘news’

  • No land, no justice 3 years after SC ruling on Luisita

    Agrarian unrest and impunity linger in Hacienda Luisita, three years after the landmark Supreme Court  (SC) ruling for total land distribution. Farm workers led by the Alyansa ng Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (AMBALA) and the national federation Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) …

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  • SUMIFRU bows to workers’ protests, junks piece-rate pay in banana plantations

    DAVAO CITY – Japanese fruit exporter Sumifru (Philippines) has agreed to stop the implementation of its piece-rate pay scheme in all its packing plants in Compostela Valley province in Mindanao following a protest by its banana workers. Banana workers said it scored a “historic win …

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  • Bring Mary Jane Veloso back to her Home Country

    “Attorney, please bring back my mother back home already, ok? “ — 6-year old youngest son Darren, whispered coyly to Atty. Olalia Mary Jane’s Indonesian private lawyers’ new ground for the second judicial review to be filed on Monday in Yogyakarta is that she is a victim of DRUG trafficking. …

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  • Genuine agrarian reform, not CARP, key to national development

    By Ranmil Echanis Deputy Secretary General Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura This is in reaction to Billy dela Rosa’s article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer titled “CARP: Key to national development” (Talk of the Town, 3/29/15). Dela Rosa said that a more radical faction …

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  • Lumads gather in Davao City for historic “Sacred Gathering”

    A thousand participants composed of Lumads and Lumad support groups are coming to Davao City for Dumalongdong Mindanaw, a Mindanao-wide Lumad conference, the first of its kind, which will be held on April 21-25, 2015. Datus, indigenous women and youth leaders, and other Lumad leaders …

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