Women groups hail ‘triple wins,’ but warn of complacency

IN AN EXCEPTIONALLY rare coincidence, the country’s organized women will celebrate not one but three “victories” that were successively achieved a few months before today’s observance of the International Women’s Day (IWD). While delighted with the ratification of the “Domwork” Convention and the enactment into law of erstwhile “Kasambahay” and RH bills – which all…

Informal Settlers Protested Confab of Real Estate Developers and LGU Calls for Moratorium on Demolitions and the Proper Implementation of UDHA

Today, informal settlers belonging to the Kapatiran ng Maralitang Obrero (KAMAO) protested in front of the Manila Hotel to reiterate their call for the issuance of an executive order calling for a ban on all demolition unless adequate socialized housing are provided. “Stop criminalizing and demonizing the informal settlers,” this is the emphatic declaration of…

Workers rights sold out in Aquino-ADB sweetheart deal

THE NAGKAISA, the broadest coalition of Philippine trade unions, held a lightning rally near the PICC to denounce the full-scale privatization program of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, dubbed as “Public Private Partnership,” as a complete sell-out of consumer interests and workers’ rights. NAGKAISA described the ongoing Asian Development Bank conference in PICC, Manila as…