On the Centennial of International Women’s Day: APL-Women Lambasted Aquino’s ‘Empty-PDP’; Reaffirmed Commitment to the Struggle Against Patriarchy

Thousands of members of APL Women joined the World March of Women rally in Manila and other urban areas around the country in commemorating the 100th year of International Women’s Day. “Today, we celebrate the collective victories of women all over the world,” Maritess Gurion, APL Women leader, said. “We thank the sisterhood that brought…

World March of Women

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies…

LABOR URGED TO USE LABOR VOTE TO ADVANCE LABOR AGENDA

Globalization continues to wreak havoc over the working class. The unfettered market forces it unleashed have resulted to a steep decline in the country’s industrial and agricultural sector, precipitating a massive unemployment crisis and widespread poverty. This is exacerbated by the widespread use and abuse of precarious forms of employment. At the same time, labor…

Labor Challenges Presidential Candidates to Adopt Labor Agenda

Major labor unions and federations want workers’ representatives to be appointed as undersecretary in key government agencies like the Labor, Trade, Housing, Transportation and Environment Departments to ensure transparency particularly in areas affecting the labor sector. This is among the labor unities agreed upon by 26 labor groups and alliances to be presented to leading…

Freedom of Information Act Now!

Senate Bill 3308 House Bill 3732 Related Link: PCIJ – Right to Know, Right Now: A primer on access to info Oras na, S.B. 3308 Ipasa na! Freedom of Information Act Now! Congress is at the threshold of passing a progressive Freedom of Information Act. In May 2008, the House of Representatives approved on third reading…