Ellao said her entry is “my humble contribution in portraying how children are greatly affected by supposed development projects that, in reality, deprive them of their basic right to shelter and their parents of their livelihood.” “It is in this light that we should see how the children’s plight — including their health and well-being — should be reported,” she said.
Month: November 2016
“Marcos may already be dead, but his legacy of contractualization, cheap labor, no-union no-strike policy, killings, abductions, illegal arrests, torture, militarization of peasant and Lumad communities, and much more are still alive and continues to oppress Filipino workers and people.”
Typhoon Yolanda survivors and farmers are in Manila for a series of protest until Dec. 10.
“We find it ironic that as we journalists voice our concern about the return of a Marcosian rule, one of our colleagues, in her practice of responsible journalism, is facing censorship,” Altermidya said.
“How many more political prisoners have to die before the Duterte administration release all political prisoners? While tyrants like Marcos are being treated like heroes to their grave, real heroes like Ocasla who organized peasants and actively defended the rights of the Filipino people are being left to die in jail.” By RONALYN V. OLEA…
“Healing cannot be imposed by one man,” the petitioners, who were Martial Law victims, said. “It cannot be imposed by the Marcos family. Sadly, it cannot be imposed even by this Honorable Court.”
In her speech during the #BlackFriday protest at the Rizal Park, Nov. 25, Mrs. Edita Burgos, then business manager of We Forum, an anti-Marcos dictatorship publication and wife of the late press freedom icon Jose Burgos Jr., speaks about the struggle for press freedom and civil liberties. She calls on the youth and the public to act now and never allow anyone to take away the rights fought for by the nation’s heroes
“In taking Duterte to task for having allowed a hero’s burial for Marcos, we are challenging him to stand for our people’s deepest feelings. We challenge him to break free of the Marcoses.”
During the #BlackFriday protest held at the Rizal Park, youth leaders pay tribute to the Martial Law activists who fought the Marcos dictatorship and vow to carry on the fight against and unjust system that favors the ruling elite and oppresses the poor and the marginalized. Video and Editing by ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Martial law veterans — although far from retiring — are assured of a future where the once-called “smartphone zombie” millenials are out on the streets, fighting the good fight they never stopped waging.
The title of this piece comes from an article by the British investigative journalist, writer and documentary maker Nicholas Davies, titled “The $10-bn question: what happened to the Marcos millions?” It was published in the Guardian on May 7, 2016, two days before the national elections in which Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. emerged a close…