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Groups urge gov’t, companies to prioritize BPO workers’ welfare amid pandemic

Mar 24, 2020 - 7:20 PM

As the Luzon lockdown continues, many workers in BPO companies are forced to head to their offices due to a lack of flexible work arrangements and to maintain job security during the coronavirus outbreak

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Fact-finding team finds irregularities in Negros mass arrests

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Bayan Muna spokesperson Teddy Casiño says the raiding team claimed the 'firearms and grenades' were recovered in plain sight – in tables, cabinets and the kitchen sink

Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate, Fr. Melvin Fajardo of Iglesia Filipina Independiente, Clarizza Singson of Karapatan-Negros, Bayan spokesperson Teddy Casiño, Gabriela party-list Representative Arlene Brosas, Makabayan chair Neri Colmenares, Elmer Labog of Kilusang Mayo Uno, former Agrarian Reform secretary Rafael Mariano, and Defend Negros convenor Ariel Casilao (l-r) in a press conference in Bacolod City on Wednesday, November 7. Marchel Espina/Rappler

Campaign to stop Kaliwa Dam eyes 10 million signatures

Jul 12, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Stop Kaliwa Dam Coalition aims to gather signatures from all over the Philippines for the petition asking President Rodrigo Duterte to stop the Kaliwa Dam project

PROGRAM. Jun Narag of Tribal Center Development and a municipal employee hosts the program at the municipal's covered court. Photo courtesy of Egay Morondoz.

Sectoral groups to hold 'miting de avance of the people' on May 10

May 08, 2019 - 10:49 PM

The event will bring together religious, human rights, youth, and civil society organizations to persuade voters to choose candidates who will maintain the independence of the Senate

STAND UP. Representatives from religious, human rights, youth, and civil society organizations invite people to join the Miting de Avance ng Taumbayan during its press con at the UP Diliman Hotel on May 8. Photo by Samantha Bagayas/Rappler

'Chilling effect': Groups slam new SEC guidelines for nonprofits

Feb 09, 2019 - 6:48 PM

'While the provisions of this memorandum circular are seemingly neutral, we know very well that these types of regulation are in actuality...directed for political and religious outliers,' says Pacifico Agabin, former dean of the UP College of Law

Duterte open to changes in rice tariffication bill

Feb 07, 2019 - 7:26 PM

Rice industry stakeholders still hope the National Food Authority's regulatory powers will be retained, but President Rodrigo Duterte is against this

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte holds a meeting with the members of his cabinet and the stakeholders from the rice industry at the Malacañan Palace on February 6, 2019. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

From tarpaulins to funds from mining: What 2019 candidates should avoid

Jan 18, 2019 - 2:16 PM

Environment groups call for ‘clean, green’ 2019 elections

More groups slam ‘violent, misogynist’ frat-linked chat

Nov 27, 2018 - 9:07 PM

‘These incidents point to a larger, more harmful issue at hand: the culture of impunity, derogation and moral corruption that have become inevitably associated with the fraternities on campus,’ says the UP Economics Society

FRAT-RELATED VIOLENCE. The U.P. Department of Sociology and various groups slammed frat-related violence following the series of screenshots of group conversations allegedly linked to Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity.

ALYANSA, KAISA to lead next year’s UP student council

Apr 06, 2017 - 11:33 PM

This turnout for the 2017 campus elections in UP Diliman is slightly higher than in 2016 according to the University Student Electoral Board – 11 951 out of 24 036 eligible voters participated

#CampusIssue: How will the Magna Carta shape UP elections?

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:08 PM

The question needs to be asked: Should a document codify and recognize the rights of the students? The students’ answer to this question might be the tipping point of the 2017 campus elections in UP Diliman

DAR orders distribution of 358 hectares of Hacienda Luisita

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Secretary Rafael Mariano orders DAR Central Luzon to get the assistance of appropriate law enforcement officials to ensure that the Cojuangco owned Tadeco complies

WAITING FOR AGRARIAN RFORM. Farmer activists wait for the Department of Agrarian Reform to decide on disputed land Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac. File photo by Dax Simbol

SONA 2016: Mixed reactions to Duterte's environmental plans

Jul 26, 2016 - 7:45 PM

What do advocates have to say about President Rodrigo Duterte s statements on different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address?

ENVIRONMENT. President Rodrigo Duterte talks about different environmental issues during his first State of the Nation Address. Duterte photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

UP Diliman political parties unite against Marcos candidacy

May 07, 2016 - 5:16 PM

The unity statement comes a month after former UP Diliman student leaders also declared unity against the candidacy of Marcos

When UP Diliman turned red again

Apr 30, 2016 - 12:34 PM

For the last 4 years the night either bled blue or yellow I have witnessed the announcement in the last two years

Fisherfolk leaders bare wish list to presidential bets

Mar 19, 2016 - 10:09 AM

The leaders say they want the reforms under the Aquino administration to be sustained but they would defer any endorsement until they ve heard all the other candidates

FISHERFOLK ASSEMBLY. Fisherfolk leaders from various provinces sit on yellow chairs as they await speech from Liberal Party senatorial-bet Risa Hontiveros. Photo by Aika Rey/Rappler

'Make fisheries an election issue' – fisherfolk leaders

Mar 15, 2016 - 8:41 PM

As the Philippines prepares to elect new leaders in May fishermen hope their concerns will not be ignored

ELECTION ISSUE. PANGISDA President Pablo Rosales said that support for fisheries should be an election issue. Photo by Stephanie Ilacad/Rappler

Hacienda Luisita: The struggle continues

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:07 PM

For many Hacienda Luisita residents decades of protest have not given them the justice they seek They continue despite the obstacles in their path in the hopes of getting what belongs to them

42 more groups file nominations for party list

Oct 14, 2015 - 8:38 PM

This brings to 60 the number of organizations that have so far expressed their intent to send nominees to the House of Representatives

FILING. The Commission on Elections accepts certificates of nominations from representatives of partylists. Photo by Buena Bernal/Rappler

What businessmen want to hear from Aquino's final SONA

Jul 25, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Business leaders weigh in on what they consider the biggest success and failure of the Aquino administration with less than a year to go before a new leadership steps in

SPELL OUT PLANS. Businessmen would rather hear President Benigno Aquino III’s future plans during his last SONA rather than his achievements. Illustration from Shutterstock

Frat war: UP student council head faces impeachment

Jul 04, 2015 - 9:44 AM

The impeachment proceeding against UP student council chairperson JP Delas Nieves is scheduled on July 13

ALYANSA wins big in UP Diliman elections

Apr 24, 2015 - 1:25 AM

Student party ALYANSA wins the hotly contested race that recorded a high voter turn out

#CampusIssue: An all-time low in UP Diliman elections?

Apr 22, 2015 - 8:53 PM

In all of these incidents UP students say the losers are not any of the political parties but the voters who will be electing them

Former OFW leads neighborhood housing project

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:17 PM

How an open mind perseverance and faith brought a woman and her group of informal settlers to their dream community

SC petition filed to shut down Payatas landfill

Mar 13, 2015 - 7:25 PM

A group of concerned residents is seeking a Writ of Kalikasan against government officials for allowing the Payatas sanitary landfill to operate despite violations of environmental laws

LOST IN THE LANDFILL. Most of the garbage generated by Quezon City residents end up in the Payatas landfill. File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

The search for a national strategic plan against hunger in PH

Feb 28, 2015 - 3:52 PM

The apparent lack of a clear cut government policy on the right to adequate food is pushing Filipinos deeper into the hunger trap

Brown water, black sand

Sep 03, 2014 - 12:16 PM

This is the story of a Yolanda affected town s struggle to recover from the disaster as it fights black sand mining operation

Limited Filipino language celebration 'colonial' – advocates

Aug 18, 2014 - 1:05 PM

It should be a year long appreciation they say Nagiging plastik mga tao: nagbibihis ng barong nagsasayaw ng tinikling kumakain ng pagkaing Pinoy pero after noon wala na

DBM releases P1.2B for informal settlers' housing project

May 25, 2014 - 8:39 PM

The housing project will adopt a Community Mortgage Program approach wherein an organized community will initiate and manage their own project

UP elections conclude with low voter turnout

Feb 28, 2014 - 1:20 AM

Only 48 07 of UP Diliman students voted in this year s student council elections

Luisita farmers ask SC: Stop 'bulldozing activities'

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:45 AM

The farmer petitioners say they suffered considerably due to bulldozed lands leading to crops destroyed

Luisita farmers vow raps vs Aquino uncle over arrests

Dec 24, 2013 - 5:57 PM

Jose Peping Cojuangco Jr denies he directly ordered the police to arrest farmers

A HOAX. Despite the jumpstarting of the Hacienda Luiisita land distribution by the Department of Agrarian Reform, farmers protested in front of the Supreme Court on August 27, calling the process a hoax. Photos by Arcel Cometa

Farmers: DAR keeping prime Hacienda Luisita lots

Oct 15, 2013 - 9:15 PM

DAR says the 200 300 hectares that farmers want distributed are classified as residential in a court ruling but the agency is checking if these are agricultural

NOT SATISFIED. Protesters at an August 27 rally claim the DAR's implementation of land reform in Hacienda Luisita does not live up to the landmark April 24, 2013 Supreme Court ruling. Photo by Arcel Cometa

Anakpawis says solon arrested in Hacienda Luisita

Sep 17, 2013 - 2:39 PM

The party list group says the police arrested its members after a meeting with the Army

FACT-FINDING MISSION. Police arrested Anakpawis Rep Fernando Hicap (party hidden, left) and members of progressive group during a visit to Hacienda Luisita. Photo from Anakpawis