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Mass protests set vs oil price, tuition hikes

Youth groups are calling on Filipino youth and people to rise up and launch a series of nationwide mass protests against the incessant oil price hikes, tuition hikes and budget cuts in social services in the coming weeks. The youth can no longer stand the

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The path to justice

The campaign to oust Chief Justice Corona is understandably part of the quest to hold the Arroyo administration and its minions accountable to its crimes against the people. Corona has been blocking attempts to hold Arroyo responsible and has been providing legal maneuver for the

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Campout protest kicks off December 6 in Mendiola

‘Sawang-sawa na kami sa bulok sa sistema!’ In a response to the worldwide “occupy” protest movement, various organizations are calling for a “historic nationwide camp-out protest” starting December 6 at Mendiola Bridge in Manila. In a statement published on, more than 100 groups nationwide

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UST students battle admin over “no promissory note” rule

Students of University of Santo Tomas (UST) are up in arms over a new enrollment policy barring students with tuition debts to enroll. The policy, announced weeks during the enrollment for second semester, required all students to settle all outstanding financial obligations and disallowed the

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Protests set as Senate railroads passage of 2012 budget

Organizations under Kilos Na Laban sa Budget Cuts alliance condemned the Senate’s passage of the 2012 national budget and called for nationwide protests against the “twisted (baluktot)” and “anti-people” budget of the Aquino government. Groups said Aquino allies in the Senate has “railroaded” the budget,

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Clinton’s Manila visit met with protests

Various protests were held by different groups as US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Manila last Novermber 15-16, including a “paintbomb ambush” which effectively blocked her convoy and a heckling protest in front of her in a meet and greet forum.   Clinton came