Local farmers in Sicogon island, Carles, Iloilo, lament how a tourism joint venture led by Ayala Land tramples on their rights.
Month: July 2019
By DEE AYROSO
The documentation of the current attacks to peasant farmers and workers, particularly the killings of Negros 14 last March 30, seeks to spread awareness and urge people to stand against the oppression in rural communities.
Sa dalawang pagkakataon na nagkaroon ng pangulong nagdeklara ng batas militar sa Pilipinas, naging kasabay na halos ang malawakang tala ng paglabag sa karapatang pantao ng mga mamamayan. Kaakibat nito, ilang mga pandaigdigang samahan at mga pamahalaan ang nagpapahayag ng pagkabahala sa malawakang karahasan at sistematikong patakaran ng pamahalaan na nagsasantabi sa karapatan ng mga…
“I would have wanted to thank the prosecution too for possibly an unexpected small mercy. But the ‘Opposition’ it filed against Vic’s medical motion is only too clear about its high regard for neither the right to health nor the right to life, and its incapacity to appreciate the difference between a tiny prison clinic and a real hospital—unless your name is Imelda or Gloria or Enrile.”
“We are saddened that the government’s mandate to recognize and uphold the right of the Lumad to education and self-determination is superseded by a militaristic approach that further marginalizes the Lumad.”
By DEE AYROSO
In the past three years, close to 40 nations have been signing a resolution, initiated by Iceland, expressing concern over the rising number of killings related to President Duterte’s “war on drugs.” Initially they urged the Philippine government to stop the killings and undertake an impartial investigation on these cases. Subsequently they called on the…
The officials of the Duterte regime contradict themselves and each other daily and almost by the hour. They have, individually and collectively, outdone and are outdoing every other administration in the incoherence, contradictions, unreason, and non sequiturs of their declarations. A reality that is arguably as alarming as the lawlessness and the extrajudicial killings that…
“The audacity in yakking against us to our extreme prejudice outside the courtroom could not be matched by any modicum of fortitude by at least showing up in court.”
Kapitalismo rin ang dahilan kung bakit hindi pinapansin ang reklamo ng mga naagrabyadong pasahero. Walang pakialam ang mga negosyante sa naantalang iskedyul o maging sa buhay o kamatayang sitwasyon (kung mayroon man) ng mga pasahero. Para sa kanilang basta-basta na lang itinatakda ang pagbabago sa iskedyul ng biyahe ng mga pasahero nila, sapat na ang tokenistang paghingi ng paumanhin. Tahimik na lang sila sa kanilang pagkamal ng milyon-milyong kita (o baka naman bilyon-bilyon!).