Four of the top 10 partylist groups are linked to Duterte and his allies. Some of them also spent millions for ads, which means they either have huge funds or are funded by big business.
Month: May 2019
By DEE AYROSO
Why ending ‘endo’ remains as Duterte’s unmet campaign promise
The Congress-approved Senate version does not prohibit fixed-term and multi-layered contracting as demanded by workers. Its provision on penalties and fines on employers and agencies engaged in illegal labor-only contracting is weak.
Move on? Move forward instead for clean elections, watchdogs say
On top of coercive activities of the police and military forcing the people not to vote for the opposition and the progressives, on top of humongous campaign ads of administration bets, the automated election system itself can and may have been used to spew vote “results” in favor of the administration bets, particularly at the national level.
SC issues protection order for rights defenders
“We reiterate that activism and the full exercise of our civil and political rights is not a crime. While we continue with our everyday human rights work, we are also resolute in our commitment to see this through.”
Global Day of Action seeks freedom of jailed unionist Maoj Maga
Maoj Maga, 39, has been put through misery in several congested prisons as well as a quarantine-isolation cell when he has not committed any crime.
Advocates slam fast tracking of 2 ‘anti-children’ bills
“We are very much enraged! The Duterte government has been consistently violating children’s rights from poverty, neglect of social services, ‘Oplan Tokhang’ to incarceration of children in conflict with the law and now they are militarizing schools and teaching children and youth to be blind followers.”
This Week on People’s History: Mao Tse Tung’s Great Leap Forward
This Week, Bulatlat looks back on Mao Tse Tung’s Great Leap Forward
Pagtingin sa wika
Ang sariling wika ay bahagi ng kultura at instrumento ng pagkakaisa. Ang pagpapaunlad ng sariling wika ay magreresulta sa pagpapalaya hindi lang ng bayan kundi ng kaisipan.
The latest victim
By DEE AYROSO
Continuing questions on automated elections
The proclamation by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of the winners in the senatorial and partylist elections held on May 13 may have been generally accepted by the public. However, many questions persist on the conduct of the electoral campaign (massive vote buying/selling, blatant Comelec rules violations, among others) and on the reliability and credibility…