By DEE AYROSO
Month: April 2018
Dumaguete broadcaster critically wounded in gun attack
“This is an affront to press freedom… If this has happened to Edmund, it could happen to anybody.”
Church says killing of Tuguegarao priest an ‘evil act’
“The culture of impunity in this country does not exempt Church people and those who are genuinely serving the poor, the oppressed, the marginalized, and the rejected.”
Priest gunned down after celebrating Mass in Cagayan
Ventura was lying on his right side beside the altar. It was apparent he was getting ready to take off his vestments when shot by still unknown assailants.
Democratic Space | Does Duterte intend to clean up Boracay with bullets and bombs?
Boracay needs scientists, engineers, development planners, social workers, and community organizers, not the hundreds of troops and police.
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA
Just for laughs
The gulf between what President Rodrigo Duterte says and what he does is raising already dangerous levels of cynicism about government and governance even among those who supported him in the 2016 presidential elections. But he doesn’t seem to be aware of it. Even if he were, it’s doubtful if he would at all be…
DND, AFP are spoiling the peace talks resumption
In his latest turnabout on the issue, President Duterte apparently seeks to convince the public that he is dead set on continuing the GRP-NDFP peace talks that he unilaterally “terminated” just before the start of the fifth round of formal negotiations in November 2017. Twice this month, he has made such a public affirmation. On…
Zamboanga siege 2
Ni MARK ANGELES Alalahanin ang bakbakan: Tatlong linggong singkad ng Setyembre Pumatak sa kalendaryo ng kapalarang Itinatak sa kalaparan ng Zamboanga. May nagtanim diumano ng bandilang Bangsamoro Republik— Diversionary tactic Nang malihis sa PDAF ang ngitngit Ng daan libong taumbayan. Daan-daan ang napaslang, Daan-daan ang nasugatan. May ilan pang lumpen-proletaryadong Pinagbihis-MNLF, ginawang armado Nang hindi…
Gabriela condemns govt’s removal of comfort woman statue
“The comfort woman statue supposedly serves as a reminder to future generations of Japan’s atrocities and abuses against Filipino women during the Second World War, and women’s historical victimization in times of wars of aggression.”
Lower House’s new rules for media coverage constitute prior restraint, NUJP says
The new rules threaten to revoke the accreditation of journalists who “besmirch the reputation of the House of Representatives, its officials or members.”