Day: June 1, 2019

Youth groups storm CHED to protest policies aggravating problems in education

Youth groups’ protest action faced police violence after trooping to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) last May 30 to decry the “worsening state of education” in the country. Three members of the group present in the activity were grabbed by officers after defacing the gates of the commission but were released after the program.

Ni RENE BOY ABIVA Halos araw-araw kung tipunin ng dibdib ng langit ang sumisilakbong alyenasyon ng bakal na mundo; halos gabi-gabi’y nais niyang pakawalan ang mga pumailanlang na tibok ng puso at hininga na mula sa bunganga ng mga dukha sa lupit-bangis-lalim ng dilim na animo’y lalamunan ng nilulumot-inaamag na balon; at walang sandali na…

Anomalies in the mid-term election in the Philippines

By DELIA D. AGUILAR and E. SAN JUAN, JR. Manipulating the mid-term May 13, 2019 elections, Philippine strong-man Rodrigo Duterte has finally seized full control of the State apparatus. He captured the last institution, the Senate, to guarantee absolute power (after removing an independent chief justice of the Supreme Court), with the election of his…

Blueprint for unrest

The way the Philippine Party List System has worked, since it was created by the 1987 Constitution to assure “proportional representation” in the House of Representatives and the Party List Act ( Republic Act 7941) was passed in 1994, has provoked even the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to consider asking Congress to amend the law.…