The United States has announced that President Donald Trump will take up human rights issues in the Philippines with President Rodrigo Duterte in their one-on-one meeting sometime during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit this November. It’s hardly likely that the meeting with Trump will result in any immediate change in the…
Month: November 2017
OFWs in HK launch coalition for defense of land on ‘Tribal Filipino Sunday’
“As much as you, migrant workers all around the world are dreaming of coming back home with your families, we share with you our dreams, for our right to education, right to self-determination, a democratic government, and a just society.”
A lot and yet, not much
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective During the first sixteen months of the Duterte administration, a lot has happened. The battle for the once bustling Islamic City of Marawi that lasted five long months, beginning May 23, 1017 and ended the last week of October, reduced the city to ruins. Buildings, properties, and businesses were destroyed;…
‘Fighting back’ | Legal community forms alliance vs EJKs, rights abuses
Lawyers from a broad political spectrum formed Manananggol Laban sa Extrajudicial Killings, or MANLABAN sa EJK.
‘No justice under Duterte’ – kin of desaparecidos
President Duterte’s fellow Mindanawons – the Moro and Lumad – are among the many recently disappeared.
Families of EJK victims give tribute to loved ones in mass
Relatives of the victims of drug-related killings remember their loved ones as they call for an end to President Duterte’s brutal War on Drugs .