2013-june-124-berlina

Pablo Neruda: Great Happiness

Great Happiness By Pablo Neruda, Translated by Jack Schmitt The shadow that I probed is no longer mine. I possess the enduring happiness of the mainmast, the forest legacy, the wind of the road and a determined day beneath the earthly light. I don’t write so that other books can imprison me or for passionate…

martial law human rights

Pull out troops in Mindanao!—Karapatan

“The Armed Forces of the Philippines, all 55 combat battalions, is wreaking havoc all-over Mindanao. The massacres, disappearances, forcible evacuations, closing down of schools, illegal arrests will only stop if army troops pull out now and the BS Aquino government junks its Oplan Bayanihan! It is because of these terror acts that we need to…

bangsamoro

Magdadala ba ng kapayapaan ang BBL ni Aquino?

Naipasa ang Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) sa Ad hoc Committee ng House of Representatives sa botong 50 laban sa 17 matapos pinulong ni Pangulo Noynoy Aquino ang kanyang mga alyado sa kongreso bago ang botohan. Ang BBL, na pangunahing kondisyon ng grupong Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sa usapang pangkapayaan nito sa gobyerno, ay tinutulak…

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Roundup: Results of UP student council elections

University Student Council (USC) elections in the University of the Philippines (UP) were hotly contested these past two months as rival parties and individual candidates vied for positions in its various campuses across the country. The UP system has 6 physical constituent universities, namely UP Diliman, UP Manila, UP Los Baños, UP Baguio, UP Visayas,…

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#JusticeForKentexWorkers: criminal labor standards behind country’s deadliest ever factory fire

    Dubbed the deadliest factory fire in Philippine history, last May 13’s Kentex Manufacturing Incorporated slipper factory fire in Valenzuela City that took the lives of 72 workers who were trapped in the two-story building highlights the criminal labor standards under the Noynoy Aquino government. An independent fact-finding team led by the Center for Trade Union and…