Day: April 5, 2016

Global Day of Action | Groups demand justice for Cotabato farmers Different progressive groups here in Manila, marked the first week of the Kidapawan bloody dispersal, dubbed as Global Day of Action for food, land and justice, today, April 8. The groups demanded full accountability from the Aquino government and the local government of North…

Ni PEACE FLORES Kumakalam na naman ang sikmura ng nagbubungkal ng lupa. Tagtuyot kasi. Walang makakain kapag nalanta ang pananim. Walang laman ang kamalig. Walang maisasaing kahit magtatanghali na. Kaya ang nagbubungkal ng lupa, sumangguni sa pamahalaan. Humingi ng makakain dahil tuyo ang lupa. Humingi ng butil ng bigas. Ang tugon ng namamahala? Butil nga.…

Pooled Editorial | Journalists denounce police intimidation and harassment in Kidapawan coverage

AlterMidya, a nationwide network of independent media organizations, denounces police intimidation and attempts to suppress information by preventing journalists from covering the aftermath of the April 1 Kidapawan massacre. The Cotabato police set up a checkpoint outside the Spottswood United Methodist Center where the protesting farmers retreated after Friday’s violent dispersal. Setting up a checkpoint…