By DEE AYROSO
Month: April 2019
“This is a very great concern for the CPJ and the international community, because the Philippines has long enjoyed a very robust free press. We are concerned that not a lot is being done to protect your (Filipino journalists) ability to work without fear of retribution, prosecution, and attack.”
“It is not just an issue of poverty but also of the president’s intolerance of dissent.”
The role of public intellectuals in transforming society: postscripts from Roland Simbulan’s ‘A Liberating Education for Filipinos’
Citing UP as the country’s premier university, Simbulan notes the praxis of theory and practice as a critical element. After all, UP’s symbol, the oblation signifies offering oneself for the people.
“Whatever the suppression, however, they failed to stop her continuing courageous actions, inspiring global citizens throughout the world, and thus was selected her (Cariño) as the winner of the 2019 Gwangju Prize for Human Rights,” it added.
In its statement, the Svensson Foundation said Castro received the award for her “long-standing struggle to organize teachers and to fight for basic workers’ rights in the Philippines.”
Mula pa noong dekada 90, nagtuturo na ako. Ang part-time sa simula ay naging full-time din nang magkaroon ng bakanteng posisyon sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas (UP) Diliman. Marami sa mga itinuring kong “anak” sa loob ng klasrum ay may mga sariling anak na rin. Kaya nga sa pagputi ng buhok ko sa pagtuturo, mistulang “lolo”…
Two urban poor activists who were forcibly disappeared on Saturday, April 13, were surfaced today in a police detention facility in Malolos, Bulacan.
Urban poor group Kadamay led the “Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan” to highlight the plight of Filipinos on Friday, April 12. In this year’s kalbaryo, five stations were set up to discuss the struggles of urban poor families facing eviction threats, issues of sovereignty, land reform, tyranny and drug-related killings, and several policies deemed as anti-poor such…
“The Honorable Court cannot sit idly by and allow state forces and their agents dictate how law ought to be practiced and eliminate lawyers who chose to represent the marginalized from the face of this land,” the petition read.
The public opinion surveys of the past year or so have confirmed that most Filipinos distrust China while wholeheartedly favoring the United States. Over a majority of the population are skeptical of the former’s intentions, and would like the Philippine government to do something about its occupation of the West Philippine Sea. China has militarized…