DOH, DOLE urged to step in amid air purifier mandates

Morexette Marie B. Erram 09/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A labor group here in Cebu is calling for national government agencies to intervene in the recent orders of the Capitol mandating air purifiers for workers in air-conditioned environments. The Alyansa sa mga…

Progressive group leaders receive death threats, ask CHR’s help

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Leaders of several progressive groups in Cebu on Thursday, January 28, sought the assistance of the Commission on Human Rights in Central Visayas (CHR-7) after they received death threats. Jaime Paglinawan, Aldo Serat,…

Cebu execs welcome Sinas as new PNP chief; militants slam his appointment

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Officials in Cebu welcomed the news on Police Major General Debold Sinas being named to take the helm of the Philippine National Police (PNP). READ MORE: Palace: Duterte chose Sinas because of his drug…

Cebu militants stage National Heroes Day protest, ask gov’t to help ‘modern-day heroes’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Militant groups in Cebu staged on Monday, August 31, 2020, a protest in line with country’s celebration of the National Heroes Day. In their protests, local activists gave recognition to those working at…

Workers group in Cebu calls for resignation of PhilHealth execs

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines- A labor group here is calling for the resignation of top officials of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) amid allegations of corruption involving billions of pesos. Alyansa sa mga Mamumuo sa Sugbo –…

Militant groups: Denial of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal a blow to press freedom

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Militant groups in Cebu have condemned the outcome of the voting by members of the House Committee on Legislative Franchises on Friday to deny the franchise renewal of ABS-CBN. Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN)…

Progressive groups in Cebu condemn Anti-Terrorism Law of 2020

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Progressive groups in Cebu condemn President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to sign the Anti-Terror Bill into law, now known as the Republic Act (RA) No. 11479 or the Anti-Terrorism Act of 2020. In separate…

Police arrest protesters in Cebu City for violating GCQ guidelines

Alven Marie Timtim 06/05/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police here said they arrested members of cause-oriented groups who staged a protest in front the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu campus on Friday morning, June 5, 2020, for violating guidelines on…

Progressive groups in Cebu to lawmakers: Withdraw support on Anti-Terror Bill

Morexette Marie B. Erram 06/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cause-oriented groups in Cebu slammed the enactment of the Anti-Terror Bill, and called on Cebuano lawmakers to withdraw their support on the proposal. In a statement issued to the media, Alyansa sa mga…

Protesters in Cebu end rally by throwing tomatoes at Duterte posters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/25/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Instead of ripping posters of President Rodrigo Duterte, protesters in Cebu City threw tomatoes on them to conclude a rally which they organized to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the EDSA People…

Loud music was not meant to disrupt rally, says Sinas

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO – 7) denied allegations that it attempted to drown the speeches of militants who staged a rally in front of its headquarters last Monday, February 25,…

Minority groups call for lasting peace

Fe Marie D. Dumaboc, Jessa Sotto 08/17/2017

AT LEAST 500 members of two minority groups from Mindanao will be taking part in Cebu’s Lakbayan. The minority groups will join Lakbayan on August 22 to 25 to condemn the alleged land grabbing and plunder of…

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