Oplan Bantay Laya of the Arroyo administration, has been described as the bloodiest and most brutal counterinsurgency program. That was, until her ally President Rodrigo Duterte came to power.
By RUTH LUMIBAO Bulatlat MANILA – An activist in Northern Luzon was arrested tonight, Dec. 12 in Ilocos Sur province. At around 7:30 p.m., Karapatan issued an urgent alert that Sherwin De Vera, regional coordinator of the environmental group Defend Ilocos, was illegally arrested by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Bulag, Bantay, Ilocos Sur.…
President Duterte’s “fascist regime” faces stronger opposition from the people’s movement.
Despite heavy snow, Filipinos in the Netherlands held a symbolic protest at the Philippine Embassy in The Hague on Dec. 11 to denounce “state-sponsored” killings under the Duterte administration.
“Everybody should stand up against the tyrant.”
The Alternatives to Mines and Money campaign delivers a message of protest to the Mines and Money Conference of big mining corporations in London.
They came with torches and a mural effigy for a night rally, with some protesters in costumes depicting the horrors of worsening rights violations.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA –Amid the worsening human rights situation under President Duterte, the youth also coe under attack, ranging from death threats against youth activists, to the food blockade of soldiers in Lumad communities. But today’s youth have not wavered as they continue on the path taken by the people their…
Progressives marked the International Day of Human Rights at the Bonifacio Shrine in Manila. A mural created by artist group UgatLahi was one of the highlights in the program.
This war of suppression, directed at people who resist what government armed forces call ‘vital installations’ and ‘flagship projects,’ has always been the biggest investment guarantee that the Philippine government grants to extractive and pollutive large-scale industries.
“Why did the soldiers have to kill them? If they were indeed rebels why were they not arrested instead?”