Michael Beltran

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Filipino workers gear up for Labour Day protests, demand US$14.45 daily wage

Labour leaders criticised Duterte for courting Chinese investment, which they say will result in the exploitation of “cheap labour” in the country.

1 May 2019 - 5:25PM

Labour leaders criticised Duterte for courting Chinese investment, which they say will result in the exploitation of “cheap labour” in the country.

Filipino workers gear up for Labour Day protests, demand US$14.45 daily wage
Thousands of Filipinos to march through Manila over President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks on the Catholic Church

Catholics and Christians of other denominations are set to join the church-led interfaith protest in Manila’s commercial centre of Malate on Friday

25 Jan 2019 - 8:01AM

Catholics and Christians of other denominations are set to join the church-led interfaith protest in Manila’s commercial centre of Malate on Friday

Thousands of Filipinos to march through Manila over President Rodrigo Duterte’s repeated attacks on the Catholic Church
Mao more than ever: Filipino communists mark a half century of armed struggle

The Communist Party of the Philippines – infamous for its jungle raids and assassination squads – was set up in December 1968 in Mao Zedong’s honour

16 Feb 2019 - 10:48PM

The Communist Party of the Philippines – infamous for its jungle raids and assassination squads – was set up in December 1968 in Mao Zedong’s honour

Mao more than ever: Filipino communists mark a half century of armed struggle
Duterte’s martial law extension renews fears of authoritarianism in the Philippines

Critics of the president see the extension of military rule in Mindanao as part of a growing crackdown on dissent

8 Dec 2018 - 10:04PM

Critics of the president see the extension of military rule in Mindanao as part of a growing crackdown on dissent

Duterte’s martial law extension renews fears of authoritarianism in the Philippines
Duterte’s Chinese adviser: proof of Beijing’s pull on Philippines?

Michael Yang’s newly confirmed role in government is now under increased scrutiny with some of President Duterte’s critics demanding an inquiry.

20 Nov 2018 - 7:40PM

Michael Yang’s newly confirmed role in government is now under increased scrutiny with some of President Duterte’s critics demanding an inquiry.

Duterte’s Chinese adviser: proof of Beijing’s pull on Philippines?
Does Bertiz serve Hong Kong’s Filipino workers ... or recruiters?

Videos showing Ancieto Bertiz, who represents overseas workers, losing his temper have angered the public, but allegations about conflicts of interest may leave a darker stain on his reputation.

16 Oct 2018 - 10:33PM

Videos showing Ancieto Bertiz, who represents overseas workers, losing his temper have angered the public, but allegations about conflicts of interest may leave a darker stain on his reputation.

Does Bertiz serve Hong Kong’s Filipino workers ... or recruiters?
Weak peso, rising prices: Hong Kong’s Filipino workers take a hit

A fall in the Philippine currency could have meant greater spending power back home for migrants – instead overseas Filipinos have found rising prices in their home country leave them worse off than before.

7 Oct 2018 - 10:02AM

A fall in the Philippine currency could have meant greater spending power back home for migrants – instead overseas Filipinos have found rising prices in their home country leave them worse off than before.

Weak peso, rising prices: Hong Kong’s Filipino workers take a hit
Philippines’ hunt for Red October communist plot: a Duterte hoax?

The administration has a reputation for silencing its critics in outlandish ways – opponents believe a confected coup is its latest such scheme.

3 Oct 2018 - 5:06PM

The administration has a reputation for silencing its critics in outlandish ways – opponents believe a confected coup is its latest such scheme.

Philippines’ hunt for Red October communist plot: a Duterte hoax?