When the few and the powerful are celebrating over what is portrayed as a feat to uplift the lives of the Filipino people, ordinary mortals must be on their toes. Just before 2018 ended, President Rodrigo Duterte’s supermajority in the House of Representatives, headed by former President now House Speaker Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, practically railroaded and…
Day: January 11, 2019
NDFP waiting for GRP offer to reopen talks, Joma says
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions The National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) would be willing to explore whatever offer the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) would be making to reopen the stalled peace talks, Jose Maria Sison said. In a statement, Sison said he sees a silver lining in GRP President…
Joma: It’s Duterte regime that may not survive by 2022, not the NPA
By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions The Rodrigo Duterte government should concentrate on surviving the next three years rather than be preoccupied in trying to wiping out the New People’s Army (NPA) by 2022, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison said. Even with a reset deadline, government military…
Leader of teachers’ alliance gets death threat
The anti-poor and anti-teacher Duterte administration cannot expect us to cower amid continuing harassments.”
Repackaged ‘terror list’ remains baseless, says rights lawyer
“The present petition remains to be without legal and factual basis and repackaged the old one in order to railroad the legal process.”
Full Text: Securities and Exchange Commission Memorandum No. 15
Copy of the 11-page memorandum of the Securities and Exchange Commission on its effort to supposedly protect non-government agencies from money laundering and terrorist financial abuses. However, human rights groups are quick to point out that this is yet another move of the Duterte administration to quell dissent, especially by groups that are critical of his policies such as the war against drugs.
New gov’t memo stifles NGOs, rights workers
Through the said memorandum, the SEC is given control of all non-profit organizations in the country, as it is weaponized to infringe on the freedom and capacity of these organizations to freely conduct or perform their advocacies.