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Demand for justice and accountability for Joseph Canlas’ untimely death — PNFSP

The Philippine Network of Food Security Programmes, Inc. (PNFSP) joins millions of peasants, fisherfolks, environmental defenders, human rights advocates and institutions in demanding justice for Joseph Canlas, a staunch food security champion. Canlas was illegally arrested last March 30, 2021 on trumped up-charges of illegal possession of firearms and explosives and succumbed this morning of […]

Tila hindi kabilang ang mga konsyumer sa ‘Greater Many’ ng DA Sec? — SUKI Network

Sabi ni agriculture secretary William Dar, binabalanse ng Department of Agriculture ang mga patakaran sa sektor, at para daw sa ‘greater good of the greater many’. Pero ayon sa SUKI Network, tila hindi kasali sa ‘greater good’ na binabanggit ng upisyal ang mga tagapaghatid ng pagkain natin – magsasaka, magbibigas, magbababoy, magmamanok; at lalung-lalo hindi […]

Children’s rights defenders are not terrorists! Hands-off Lindy Trenilla! — CRC

Children’s Rehabilitation Center (CRC) condemns the false accusations and the trumped up charges of frustrated murder and child abuse filed against Lindy Trenilla, a social worker and currently the officer in-charge of Children’s Rehabilitation Center – Southern Mindanao Region Office. Lindy Trenilla is a stalwart child rights worker who devoted her life in upholding and […]

Agricultural Workers Join All Workers Unity in Calling for Immediate Aid and Job Security — UMA

The Unyon ng mga Manggagawa sa Agrikultura (UMA) today joined other labor organizations in the All Workers Unity (AWU) in calling for immediate aid for its ranks from the government and for job security. UMA’s national office together with Anakpawis Partylist and UMA Isabela petitioned for a P100 emergency wage relief across-the-board increase to the […]

Peasant women group demands defunding of NTF ELCAC amid recent red-tagging of leader in Cagayan — Amihan

“We are enraged that amid the surging cases of COVID-19, the Duterte government thru the NTF ELCAC and its fascist police and military forces is splurging billions of the taxpayers’ money on these baseless and dangerous allegations against peasant women and peasant women organizations instead of helping the impoverished peasant families survive the pandemic. Dapat lang na tanggalan ng budget itong NTF ELCAC at gamitin na lamang ang bilyon-bilyon nitong pondo para magbigay ayuda sa mga maralitang Pilipino,” Amihan national chairperson Zenaida Soriano said.

Tumindig sa hanay ng manggagawa sa agrikultura! Lupa, sahod, AT karapatan, ipaglaban! — UMA

Walang national minimum wage sa Pilipinas—isang kasuklam-suklam na reyalidad. Mula nang itaguyod ang regional wage board, pinag-iba-iba ng estado ang minimum wage sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Sa ngayon, pinakamataas sa National Capital Region, at pinakamababa naman sa Ilocos region, MIMAROPA, Eastern Visayas, at BARMM. Bakit iba-iba ang minimum wage sa iba’t ibang rehiyon—mas […]

66 sa 326 na magsasakang pinatay ng Rehimeng Duterte ay biktima ng Memorandum Order 32 — UMA

Umakyat na sa 326 ang bilang ng magsasakang pinatay ng rehimeng Duterte. Nitong Abril 25, 2021, pinaulanan ng bala ng 2nd Infantry Battalion ng Philippine Army ang bahay ni Danny Diamos sa Brgy. Jamorawon, Milagros, Masbate. Tinangay ng militar ang bangkay ng magsasaka kasama ng kaniyang 78-anyos na ina. Ang Masbate ay saklaw ng Memorandum […]

On Hacienda Luisita court ruling anniv, activists bike for land, food, aid — UMA

On April 24, different progressive organizations led by Anakpawis Party-list staged “Padyak Pesante,” a bike rally calling for economic aid to the sectors who need it, healthcare and other social services rendered urgent amid the pandemic, and food security anchored on genuine land reform. The event consisted of over 70 bikers pedaling together for a […]

Solidarity with the poor, defending labor rights

Testimonial of Otto De Vries on the Order to Leave of the Bureau of Immigration based on the false allegations of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency. I, Otto De Vries from the Diocese of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, came to the Philippines in May 1991 on the invitation of Bishop Julio Xavier Labayen, OCD, Prelature […]

EILER STATEMENT ON BEING TAGGED AS A “COMMUNIST-TERRORIST” AFFILIATE

The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research (EILER) is a civil society organization that has advocated for labor rights and welfare for over forty years. It is not affiliated with any terrorist group. It is not a communist front. EILER began as a church labor center in the 1970s, founded by church people and […]