Month: November 2019

Climate strikers : ‘We are the light amid darkness’

MANILA- “We are unstoppable, a better world is possible!” Filipino youths chanted as they marched in a lantern parade calling for climate justice in the streets of Manila, early this evening. Dubbed the “Global Climate Strike: Pailaw sa Kalikasan,” the Christmas-themed activity is part of the coordinated actions held worldwide on Nov. 29. Some 300…

Kin, lawyer of NPA spokesperson denied visits, information

On November 27, at 12 noon, Padilla was taken from CIDG-NCR to an unknown location. According to Padilla’s lawyer Kristina Conti, officers from the San Juan Municipal Police Station refused to give Padilla’s whereabouts and were similarly unwilling to divulge information on who is handling Padilla’s case.

P55-M cauldron could have been spent for live-saving treatment, equipment — health coalition

The groups said the P55 million ($982,323) spent for a cauldron in the SEA Games could have been used for life-saving purposes such as full-course of anti-TB medicines for 12,500 patients; one session of hemodialysis for 14,285 patients; CT scan for 6,250 patients; 161 units of mechanical ventilators/respirators, among others.