Tag Archive: Rodrigo Duterte

Labor nixes Palace Labor Day invitation

“It is pointless to attend their assembly on the only day in the entire year dedicated to the working class, especially if the issues and concerns that gravely affect us will not even be tackled and addressed,” said Leody de Guzman, leader of the socialist Bukluran ng Manggagawang Pilipino (BMP).

Eenvironment Chief Delivers on Closing Down Errant Mining Firms

The Green Thumb Coalition (GTC), representing various civil society and environmental organizations triumph as Secretary Regina Paz Lopez of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced today the closure of 23 mining operations and suspension of 6 mining firms.

‘FPI Strongly Supports Doe’s Stand On Coal-Fired Power Plants’

The Federation of Philippine Industries (FPI), which is composed of Industry Associations and Corporations engaged in the manufacture of various materials and products, is in full support of the recent declaration of the Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi, – that coal-fired power plant will remain a permanent fixture as this will help the Philippines rapidly meets its growing energy needs cost efficiently.

Groups to Duterte: Demand Climate Justice at COP 22

Environment and climate advocates challenged President Rodrigo Duterte to demand accountability from developed countries, in light of the president’s recent tirade against these countries’ huge contribution to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that caused the current climate challenges the global community faces today less than two weeks before the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP) in Morocco. The international gathering of country-parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) serves as a forum to tackle climate change and addressing its impacts.

Sanlakas Slams Police Brutality, Calls for Independent Foreign Policy

Sanlakas expressed strong condemnation of the violent dispersal and illegal arrest by the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Manila Police District (MPD) of activists, Moros, and Lumads in the latter’s protest actions held at Camp Aguinaldo, October 18, and at the United States (US) Embassy, October 19.

Simultaneous anti-contractualization protests at SM branches nationwide

A week before President Rodrigo Duterte holds his 100th day in Malacanang, workers and allies will be holding simultaneous protests at several branches of SM mallsacross the country to push for the abolition of contractual employment scheme and remind the president to fulfill his electoral promise.