“Umalis kayo diyan. Sabihin ko diyan sa mga Lumad ngayon, umalis kayo diyan. Bobombahan ko ‘yan. Isali ko ‘yang mga istruktura ninyo.” These were the exact words of President Duterte on July 24, 2017. Since then, there has been no let up in the attacks against the Lumad, most especially school children and their alternative…
Month: November 2018
40 days after Sagay massacre, groups condemn ‘heightening state terror’
“The deployment of more state security forces in the province and in the whole Negros Island would not lead to the so-called peace and order. They are there primarily to protect the interests of big landlords who still lord over the Island.”
4 missing teachers in Philippine Army custody
A Church group said its four volunteer teachers missing since November 12 were abducted and are being detained by government soldiers in Lanao del Sur.
Talaingod police charges Castro, Ocampo, others with kidnapping
In an alert, human rights group Karapatan-Southern Mindanao Region said the 19 were illegally arrested and are being arbitrarily detained for nearly 18 hours already on malicious charges of kidnapping and human trafficking.
Rights group assails continuing attacks vs. women activists
“The ugly situation on the ground cannot be concealed, and the putrid stench of machismo and sexism has permeated the air. This situation is urging us to unite and further strengthen our voices against misogyny and rising tyranny and dictatorship.”
A union for a dangerous trade
Press freedom is protected by the 1987 Constitution because of the vital role of the news media in providing the information the citizenry needs in making intelligent decisions on matters of public interest. But despite Article III, Section 4, journalism is still a dangerous calling in the Philippines. The killing of journalists and its impact…
Military wants to take over OPAPP, Joma says
“The military officers and some mayors have become notorious for pocketing privately E-CLIP (Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program) funds for fake surrenderers. Now, they want to take over the PAMANA under OPAPP.”
Lumad group: Duterte’s ‘Manobo leader’ is fake, crooked
“Joel Unad is a fake tribal leader who claims thousands of hectares through faulty Certificate of Ancestral Domain Titles (CADT),” PASAKA said.
Lumad school forcibly closed by paramilitary forces
Members of the 56th IBPA blocked the entry of school and food supplies for the said boarding school despite coordination with the local government unit.
This Week on People’s History: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the assassination of the Mirabal sisters
Advocates of Filipino and literature assert: ‘retain Filipino and literature in college’
Tanggol Wika and the Manila Science High School filed motions for reconsideration on the SC decision to lift the TRO on the removal of Filipino as part of core subjects.