By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA
Month: May 2018
By LYS YRASUEGUI
“One year is already one far too long.”
“The Duterte regime has targeted not only individuals, but entire communities, using bombs to threaten and intimidate hundreds of residents.”
“Year in, year out, it is a fact that these companies are earning hefty profits, thus, they should also be made to absorb the supposed impact of TRAIN and not pass it on to the already overburdened and overtaxed riding public.”
“Sister Pat has the right to be accorded due process and equal protection of the law. She thus expects that the Bureau of Immigration would also follow the rule of law and their own procedure, and will not arrest or forcibly deport her, to give her the opportunity to appeal.”
It was inspiring to meet Americans who uphold solidarity as a full-time advocacy. Internationalists in the most positive sense who, at the same time, have also pledged to fight side by side Filipinos in overthrowing the yoke of neocolonialism and feudal oppression in the Philippines.
“Instead of practically exempting these big corporations from paying billions and billions of taxes, their taxes should be collected immediately and used to uplift the living standards of many Filipinos who are stuck in abject poverty.”
“Why is the government giving in to the whims, caprices and profit greed of these big corporations while bleeding dry our people of more tax burden as a result of the TRAIN law and other similar impositions?”
On Sunday night, May 20, Filipino women also launched the #BabaeAko campaign, highlighting how women are willing to fight against the President’s misogynistic behavior.
The killers shot at Ariel Maquiran, 33, an active member of the progressive partylist, Bayan Muna (People First), and a known advocate of human rights and peasants’ rights multiple times when he fell from his motorcycle.