A year of injustice

June 1, 2016

The wheels of the Philippine justice system grind especially slow in the case of political detainees. It has been a year since National Democratic Front consultant Adelberto Silva, Sharon Cabusao, and Isidro de Lima have been illegally arrested in Cavite, yet there is no resolution in sight. In the dead of the night, Silva, Cabusao, […]


Ka Bel would have been a good Labor Sec for Duterte

May 20, 2016

Today is Crispin “Ka Bel” Beltran’s eighth death anniversary. A champion of the working-class, Ka Bel is probably protesting in his grave because the conditions of workers have worsened. According to independent think-tank Ibon Foundation, minimum wage has barely increased. Precarious working conditions continue. Contractualization is still being practiced. Will this change under the administration […]

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CBBRC: Kentex fire will serve to strengthen the workers’ movement

May 21, 2015

“Crispin ‘Ka Bel’ would have been enraged with the deaths of the Kentex workers in Valenzuela. He would also have been enraged with their working conditions,” Helen Simplina, acting Executive Director of Crispin B. Beltran Resource Center, said. Simplina was referring to the massive fire in Kentex Manufacturing, Inc. building in Valenzuela. It killed 72 […]

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Nanay Mameng: Champion of the Urban Poor

February 21, 2014

Street witticism, personal experience, and sharp tools of analysis blended into a fiery speech — these have become the hallmark of Carmen Deunida’s public speeches. Known to many as Nanay Mameng, this thin, gray-haired urban poor leader who stands just 4’9”, is a beloved veteran of the parliament of the streets. A firebrand who usually […]


Ilang tala sa paghahatid ng tulong sa mga biktima ng bagyong Yolanda sa Leyte

ni Ofel Beltran-Balleta Sa pagdaong ng speed boat sa pantalan ng Ormoc, hindi ako makangiti. Ramdam ko ang lupit ng hagupit ng bagyong Yolanda sa buhay at kabuhayan ng mamamayan sa Leyte: mga sirang bubungan ng mga gusali at bahay, walang kuryente. Isa ang CBBRC sa mga organisasyong tumugon sa relief operations na isinagawa ng […]