Duterte, lawmakers urged to provide cash aid for the poor

A protester calls for emergency wage relief during the Labor Day protest in Manila. (Photo by Carlo Manalansan / Bulatlat) “These are dire times that require urgent action. The people need immediate relief,” they said in a joint statement sent to the media. By JONAS ALPASAN Bulatlat.com MANILA — Progressives, academics, and church leaders have… Continue reading Duterte, lawmakers urged to provide cash aid for the poor

Urban poor groups bike for mass testing, financial aid amid pandemic

DUTERTE WAKASAN: Protesters hang calls on their bikes Photo by Carlo Manalansan By REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com Urban poor groups led by Kadamay and SIKAD held a bike rally against Duterte’s inefficient COVID-19 response which affected the most vulnerable sectors of society and the urban poor community. They called for financial aid, mass testing, vaccination and… Continue reading Urban poor groups bike for mass testing, financial aid amid pandemic

Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land

By REIN TARINAY Bulatlat.com MANILA — Artists and advocates of food security, health, and peasant rights led by Sama-samang Artista para sa Kilusang Agraryo (SAKA) held a bike protest Sunday, April 25, in support of the workers. Dubbed as Padyak Pesante, the group demanded for state action on the current crises in employment, sovereignty, and… Continue reading Peasant advocates pedal for food, jobs and land