Just ten months in office and after announcing that “Change is coming!” the Duterte government appears bound to be lumped up with its predecessor administrations and indicted before the international community for continued human rights violations and worsening impunity. Yes, that’s how it looks based on the summary presentation in a media briefing last Thursday…
Month: April 2017
Fear more than envy drives much of the media and the middle class’ insult-laden rants and self-righteous outrage over the occupation of idle National Housing Authority (NHA) housing projects in Bulacan by the urban poor group Kadamay (Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap — literally, gathering of mutually supportive poor). Even the news reports in the corporate…
“Contractualization aggravates poverty and widens the gap between the rich and the poor.”
Photo by CLEMENTE BAUTISTA
Farmworkers in the sugar estate are fighting back for justice and genuine agrarian reform.
A 77-year old Igorot woman wondered aloud why the military was always checking on them as if it had not been informed beforehand of the Cordillera Day commemoration.
Kalinga tribes continue to defend their ancestral lands from threats of destructive projects.
“We call for the abrogation of neoliberal policies on education, which have turned even public schools into moneymaking ventures in collusion with the World Bank and other foreign entities.”
“We are very grateful to these three because we’re able to defend our land despite Martial Law due to their example and sacrifice.”
“Trump, as president of the number one GHG emitter, is defending the corporate interests of dirty corporations.”
He’s the commander-in-chief of the “war” on drugs and drops the word “kill” so often some think that’s the limit of his English vocabulary. He’s the last person in these isles of violence one would expect to be a pacifist. But he sounded like one last April 9. Speaking at the Mount Samat National Shrine…