“He stood for human rights, good governance, and national sovereignty.”
“I urge the lawyers here to continue genuinely fighting for the people. Ben would always say there is nothing wrong with organizing and there is nothing wrong in defending the oppressed.”
“The assailants may be faceless and nameless, but no other entity is responsible for the violence against our teachers except this administration.” — ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro
The landscape has changed. There is no restoring the landmarks of the bustling Marawi city center of old, its commercial area called Padian, and houses, mosques and schools. And for the people of MAA (most affected area) who fled the city in May 2017 leaving everything behind, 127,309 of them according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, there is no going back.
“We challenge the Duterte government to follow suit by rejecting Oceanagold’s contract renewal with finality and returning the mineralized lands to the indigenous communities who rightfully own the land.”
By DEE AYROSO
Isang kalakasan ng pelikula ang pagsasakonteksto ng personal na pinagdaanan ng pangunahing karakter. Pero malaking kahinaan para sa akin ang pagkakahon ng indibidwal bilang dapat na hiwalay sa isang malawakang pagkilos.
“It will condemn to economic bankruptcy the sugar industry’s 80,000 planters and the employment and livelihood loss of its 700,000 agricultural workers, 26,000 mill workers and some 2 million downstream dependents.”
“It is worth noting that this attack comes at a time when teachers have been growing in strength and uniting en masse for a substantial salary increase.”
Sa panahong inagaw ng mga Amerikano ang nakamit ng rebolusyong Pilipino, maraming nagkabilang bakod agad at kumampi sa bagong mananakop habang iniiwan ang mga nanatili sa labanan. Gayundin ang nangyari sa panahon ng mga Hapones, at ang kontrobersyal na usapin ng kolaborasyon sa mga kaaway. Sa panahon ng batas militar, maraming nagbanggit na mabuti sa kanila ang diktadura at awtoritaryanismo kahit na kapuna-punang maraming mga kababayan ang naging biktima nito.
“General Albayalde must be held accountable, along with those implicated in cases of corruption, under this war against drugs, which have been proven to be as a failure, bogus, and deceptive.”