“He broke all his promises of change.”
Month: June 2017
In search for justice, desaparecido’s son becomes a poet
When his mother was disappeared in 2006, Ipe Soco found his voice in writing, through which he continues to cry for justice for all desaparecidos.
Duterte 1st year| ‘Make good on your promises to the people’ – progressive groups
“After a year in Malacañang, will Duterte stand up to his claim (of being a leftist), or will he allow himself to become another imperialist puppet? Is he for the military generals and neoliberals or for the people?”
4 progressive leaders held for hours at Davao military checkpoint
Groups worry that the incident may be a prelude to a crackdown against activists.
Black Friday protest | ‘Martial law aggravated situation in Mindanao’
‘The real victims are not the terrorists, but the civilian who get caught amid the bombings.’
Pride March 2017 | LGBT call to end martial law in Mindanao
This year’s theme is “Here Together.”
‘Sentenced’ without conviction
A victim of the country’s slow judicial process, Elmer Torres spent a decade of his life in prison and yet, he was never convicted. But now, he is free.
Mindanao aerial bombings spawn humanitarian crisis
As the “war against terrorists” in Marawi City under martial law conditions in Mindanao enters its fifth week, a grave humanitarian crisis looms. Meantime, conflicting signals from President Duterte and the Armed Forces of the Philippines continue to baffle the public. On the one hand, the AFP claimed its troops have cornered the terrorists, consisting…
Worse than the disease
The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) and the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility (CMFR) have launched an online means of identifying and guarding against the spread of fake news. They’re using Fakeblok, the Google Chrome plug-in which flags fake news on Facebook. This enterprise is in addition to efforts by some…
11 years missing | Where is Leopoldo Ancheta?
“Do we light a candle fo him or do we offer flowers?”
By MARY ANGELIQUE TACATA