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Davao del Sur, Philippines Leftist organizations have found common cause with President Benigno Aquino III: the victory of some Team PNoy senatorial bets. Former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr. became the fifth administration candidate to get the backing
Philippines The Makabayan Coalition on Thursday added five guest candidates to its senatorial slate for the 2013 midterm elections.
Philippines After Ako Bicol and other groups were purged from the party-list roster by the Commission on Elections, more party-list organizations now fear they may encounter the same fate. The left-leaning Bayan Muna party-list organization is
Quezon skeletal remains alleged to be NPA purge victims July 22, 2012 2:59pm Around 30 skeletal remains of people believed to have been slain by the New People's Army during its alleged purges during the 1980's were unearthed in Quezon province
PhilippinesMembers of the Makabayan Coalition, made up of progressive parties, mourned the passing of its founding co-chairperson, former beauty queen and political activist Maita Gomez, 64, who died in her sleep Thursday. Migrante, ACT Teachers and
PhilippinesAbout 2,000 demonstrators protested the holding of the Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) joint Philippine-US military exercises but were barred to stage their rally near the Western Mindanao Command here on Thursday. However, the group of
MANILA -- Saying the cases against the Morong 43 are weak, Karapatan Chair Marie Hilao-Enriquez said their release is inevitable. Amid protest actions that called for the unconditional release of the Morong 43, health workers
PhilippinesFormer party-list Representative Satur Ocampo lauds President Benigno Aquino III for ordering a "thorough review" on the cases of all political detainees in preparation for a general amnesty as proposed by former speaker Jose De Venecia.
Luis Jalandoni, the chief of the National Democratic Front (NDF), has returned from the Netherlands. He, along with his wife, will be taking part in the peace negotiations with the Philippine government, slated sometime next year. Immediately upon
MANILA --- Makabayan and other support groups demand the immediate and unconditional release of the 43 volunteer doctors, midwives and community health workers now on an indefinite hunger strike to protest their