“What was restored 30 years ago and continues to this day are only the trappings of elite democracy – periodic elections, Congress and a Constitution that guarantees civil liberties. The people demand more than that. They demand genuine freedom and democracy that goes beyond the mere holding of elections.”
Month: February 2016
Return of the Dark Side
Why did not the administrations after Marcos ensure an accurate account of the Marcos dictatorship in history books ?
#NoMoreMarcos | ‘Moros were killed like chickens during Martial Law’
“We, Bangsamoros, cannot forgive because those responsible for Martial Law have never been brought to justice.”
Thousands walk out vs tuition increase
MANILA — Students and progressive youth groups protesting the incessant college tuition hikes staged a nationwide walkout protest against tuition and other school fees increases on Wednesday, Feb. 24. In Metro Manila, students from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, University of the Philippines (UP) Manila and Diliman, University of Santo Tomas (UST), joined the…
Additional 2 years in high school, burdensome
A parent of a Manila Science High School student pours her heart out in a protest action against the K to 12 program in front of Supreme Court, Feb 22.
Draft circular on GMO violates people’s right to safe food, groups say
“Assessing the evidence on record, as well as the current state of GMO research worldwide, the court finds all the three conditions present in this case — uncertainty, the possibility of irrevocable harm and the possibility of serious harm.” – Supreme Court
‘Is there no safe place for the Lumad?’
Progressive groups condemned the torching of the Lumad evacuation center in Davao City.
Marooned with 5
Sweating is living
By PEOPLE’S LENS
Kentex owners ‘very relaxed’, ‘prepared’
The Revised Penal Code provides that a quit claim will not affect the criminal liability of the respondents.
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