End Hostilities!

The labor center SENTRO calls for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing hostility between government security forces and elements of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), as well as the prompt and unconditional release of all civilian hostages. Thousands are now trapped in the standoff between MNLF and government forces that resulted to the complete…

P10 wage hike in NCR a ‘slap in our face’

THE NEW labor center Sentro described Wage Order No. 18 for private sector workers in the National Capital Region (NCR) as like a slap in the face of workers while corporate profits are enjoying historic highs and the country’s politicians are wading in tons of stolen taxes from workers – also known as pork barrel.…

On with the August 26 “Million People March to Luneta”

“Stop pulling our legs, Mr. President. All ‘pork’ and ‘pork-like funds’ must be abolished permanently!” This is the response of Edwin Bustillos, APL Deputy Secretary General, to PNoy’s declaration this morning that, “it is time to abolish PDAF.” “What we heard is a promise to do away with PDAF, but not to discard with Pork…

‘Citizens’ audit’ for all PDAF funds of legislators, and ‘pork-like funds’ of P-Noy and Binay – APL

TO EFFECTIVELY address the rampant and well-entrenched pork barrel scam, the multibillion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund allotted yearly to senators and congressmen must be abolished, and a “citizens’ audit” must be convened and provided with sufficient powers and resources to thoroughly examine the PDAF – as well as the “pork-like funds” of the President and…