KMU to DOE: Prove there’s no oil overpricing

Labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno challenged the Energy Department today to prove the agency's claim, made after the nationwide protest against oil overpricing yesterday, that there is no basis to statements that oil products are overpriced by P9.00 or more per liter, saying it is the agency's task to assure the public on the issue. Read More »

GDP slowdown highlights flaws of “Aquinomics”

"Aquinomics" is not working and is headed for total failure.

The slowdown in the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth for the second quarter of 2011 highlights the fundamental flaw of relying too much on supposed external growth drivers from the volatile global economy. While there is certainly the base effect resulting from the artificially high growth last year due to the expensive presidential elections, a careful scrutiny of the details shows the basic issues that have long been undermining the country's economic development.

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GPH Negotiating Panel Chairperson Padilla gives notice of no formal talks next month

Spokesperson, NDFP Negotiating Panel

As spokesperson of the Negotiating Panel of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), I am obliged to answer the press statements of Alex Padilla of the Negotiating Panel of the Government of the Philippines (GPH) which reveal publicly the contents of his letter to the NDFP Negotiating Panel Chairperson Luis Jalandoni dated 19 August 2011. In due time, the latter shall send his reply.

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US won’t pull out troops in PH despite so-called “gains” vs terror

The umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan today assailed the Aquino government for not demanding the pull-out of 600 United States Special Forces elements "permanently stationed" in Mindanao since 2002. The call came just days before the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks which triggered the US-led global "war on terror". The "war on terror" resulted in direct US military aggression in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and "secret wars" in some 70 other countries. Read More »

“Stop the killings, violence and intimidation in Pangarap Village!”

Justice for Sol Gomez  and Rommel Fortades!

Kami, mga kapamilya nina Soliman Gomez at Rommel Fortades- mga martir ng Pangarap Village, ay nanawagagan para sa pagtigil ng pagpaslang, karahasan at pananakot sa Pangarap Village, District 1, Caloocan City. Kinukundena rin naming ang pagpaslang sa aming mga mahal sa buhay at pamamaril sa iba pa naming karesidente ng mga security guards ng Carmel Development Inc. ( CDI ). Read More »

US debt crisis should also be wake up call for the Philippines

This was the reaction of the umbrella group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan to the downgrading of the United States credit rating and the Philippine government's statement that the downgrade should be a wake-up call for the US. Palace spokesman Ricky Carandang recently said that the downgrade should push the US to address its economic issues. Read More »

State of Migrants Under Aquino: Broken promises, more tragedies

Worst year, bleak future ahead for OFWs, says group

Global alliance of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and families Migrante International today said that President Benigno Aquino III's first year in office is arguably the worst year for OFWs.

Migrante International joined other sectors in today's People SONA protest. Its chapters in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Middle East, Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the US also held simultaneous protest actions against Aquino's second State of the Nation Address (SONA). Read More »

For second SONA, Workers give Noynoy failing grade, ‘singko’

"We give him a grade of '5,' bagsak. After more than a year, it is more than clear: The change and daang matuwid which Aquino promised are not for the hungry workers and people, but for the oil cartel, big foreign and local capitalists and the Kamag-anak, Inc."

This was the statement of labor center Kilusang Mayo Uno as it gave Pres. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III a failing grade for his performance a day before his second State of the Nation Address. Read More »