Month: July 2019

Court allows peace consultant to undergo medical check-up

“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.”

UN human rights body presses Phl gov’t on EJKs

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…

Winging it

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…

Paglalakbay na naantala, salamat sa kapitalista

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!).