Journalists need only the same protection that government is mandated to provide every citizen, and do not have to be singled out as members of a privileged group, hence the superfluity of any special recognition of their rights through alleged Magna Cartas that are actually meant to impose government control and regulation.
Month: July 2018
In this video, former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and lawyer Neri Colmenares explain why people should reject the present administration’s plan to shift to a federal form of government.
The first United People’s SONA gathered broad and diverse groups of people to share “the true SONA” on Monday, July 23, 2018. From the main converging areas all over the University of the Philippines in Diliman to the march to Commonwealth, the participants demonstrated organized discipline and displayed similar calls in their colorful attire and banners.
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Highlighted among visual protest arts is the steampunk-inspired effigy “DuterTRAIN: Pagsagasa sa Mamamaya” made by artist collective UGATLahi. It was referenced from the socio-economic crisis that followed the passage of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.
For most Filipino families, especially the poor and those in the lower income brackets, the rising costs of these basic needs mean tremendous pressure on household budgets.
The national debt is equal to 48 percent of the 6.8-percent GDP in the first quarter of this year.
By DEE AYROSO
“We vow to expose the blood debts of Arroyo.”
“What we have really is a state of hunger.”
“What kind of values does he promote if he is a macho-fascist who promotes machismo, anger, and the degradation of women?”