By DEE AYROSO
Month: October 2018
“I am sad. But I am also thankful to the people I have met. I have learned a lot from you. I know that you will continue to persevere for peace, even in the face of arrests and harassments. Wherever I may be, I will always be with you.”
“We, the Lumad people will remain steadfast in fighting for our land, life and rights.”
“This is part of an all-out assault against the people to further their repressive chokehold on ordinary Filipinos.”
“By directly taking over of the customs through the AFP, Duterte has firmly consolidated his overlordship of the shabu smuggling and trafficking operations in the country. He is now the lord of all drug lords and the godfather of the Philippine narco-government.”
Too bad, that even before the massacre of nine farm workers in Sagay, Negros Occidental has been thoroughly investigated, President Duterte is already echoing the military and police line. Landless farmers, he said, were seizing agricultural lands from the “original tenants after the [sugar] harvest…using violence and intimidation, backed up by the New People’s Army…
A “nuisance candidate,” to summarize what Section 69 of the Omnibus Election Code says, is someone who files a certificate of candidacy (CoC) with the intention of mocking the electoral process or putting it in disrepute; whose name is similar to that of other registered candidates and whom the electorate can therefore mistake for him…
The telenovela spin of state security forces never erases the fact that the Sagay massacre is yet another proof of the failure of government to render social justice to the tillers of the land.
“The red-tagging of progressive partylist groups and organizations could not obscure (Makabayan bloc) our long time record of genuinely serving the people.”
MANILA — Amid numerous angles in Sagay Massacre the police and the Duterte administration say they will look into, peasant and rights groups said an independent probe on the massacre is all the more necessary now. Peasant women’s group Amihan in another statement said an independent probe is required “considering the PNP’s record of machination.”…
Progressives, human rights lawyers, cultural workers, members of the academe, peace advocates, among others gathered to show their support as former Bayan Muna lawmaker and human rights lawyer Rep. Neri Colmenares vies for a Senate seat.