“Small-scale miners actually attempted to apply for regulations via an application for a ‘Minahang Bayan.’ But Benguet Corp., as tenement holder of the area, opposed this to maintain their control over the area’s mineral resources.”
Day: September 20, 2018
Beyond Pride: Daring to bring the LGBT struggle back to the streets
In history, the LGBT Pride March is a daring political statement, anchored on the Stonewall Riots which happened on June 28, 1969.
FULL TEXT: IPT Verdict vs. Duterte, Trump, and int’l monetary organizations
In this 11-page verdict, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, US President Donald Trump, and international monetary organizations were found guilty of violating the political and economic rights and the right of the Filipino people to self-determination.
Youth groups slam bomb scare as old tactics to declare martial law
“Desperate for justifications, both Marcos and Duterte have conjured up ‘communists’ and ‘terrorists’ as their scapegoats, hiding the real monster of State terrorism behind the curtain.”
Ang pitong Tausug
Ni RENE BOY ABIVA Noong araw na inaasahang tatama ang mata ni Ompong sa lupa ay s’ya namang araw kung saan kayo’y inani ng bala sa Barangay Tambang, Patikul, Sulu. Inihelera ng halimaw ang inyong katawan na waring mga kalakal sa gitna ng pamilihan at pinagpiyestehan ng mga usisero at midya ang inyong lasug-lasog na…
9 environmental defenders arrested
“Defending the environment and calling out the abusive corporations that endanger the lives of people is not a crime. Exploitative mining is.”
Int’l tribunal reveals continuing US presence, intervention under Duterte
“Despite Duterte’s China pivot, the US military continues to hold war games and military training with Philippine troops under the Balikatan exercises.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – An expert witness during the recently-concluded tribunal revealed the continuing presence and intervention of the US government in Philippine affairs, resulting to gross human rights…
Philippine gov’t soldiers pushing lumad civilians to ‘surrender’ in Bukidnon
They tell the lumad farmers they will be slapped with cases if they will not ‘surrender’.
Int’l tribunal: Duterte, Trump guilty of violating political, economic rights of Filipino people
The verdict pointed out that the narratives presented during the proceedings were “eerily familiar and oftentimes similar to previous violations that past peoples’ tribunals have covered. And yet the Defendant Duterte has created new forms of attacks and intensified the old ones.”