Month: October 2018

WANTED: New Women of the NPA

This testimony focuses on Mary, Recca, Tin and Tanya who went to the University of the Philippines-Diliman. As activists and eventually as part of the revolutionary NPA, these women forged their identities by fighting across lines of interlocking oppressions. This account cannot give justice to their work. Rather, my goal is to talk about how revolution looks like in the lives of these revolutionary women.

Negros*

By TOMAS TALLEDO All eaters that feast on open graves While the bloodsoaked canefields Painfully murmured the killers names — Gustilo, Cojuanco, Benedicto Montelibano, Sola, Araneta Creatures all of malevolence. Night dogs, mad dogs, hungry dogs, Dogs that eat babies. Dusk falls heavily now in Negros When homes are abandoned as Terror breathes cold on…

Revisiting how the partylist system is implemented

After being roundly criticized, two high-profile officials were recently shoved out of Malacañang – presidential spokesman Harry Roque and assistant presidential communication secretary Mocha Uson – and they are now seeking election to Congress: Roque to the Senate, Uson to the House of Representatives. Their antics in opting to use the partylist system in the…

Butil at bala

Ni JHIO JAN A. NAVARRO Matamis na tubo Palay na ginto Pagkalabit ng gatilyo Dinilig ng dugo Karo’t bara Kalabaw at pala Saksi sa krimen Ng trenta y otso’t pistola Biktima ng mga ganid Kabalintunaan ang sinapit– Nagpunla ng butil Umani ng bala Banat sa yuko Salat sa subo Tugon ng katarungan? Palamunin ng bala’t…