Three years into his presidency, people’s calls and aspirations for genuine change resound ever so loudly under Rodrigo Roa Duterte. In this special page, Bulatlat is collating its reports on how the present administration has fared.
Day: July 21, 2019
Duterte’s foreign policy: Three years of US, China imperialism
“He has not been pro-Filipino in his relations with US and China, not just in military affairs but even in the country’s economic affairs.”
Behind the fragrance of laundry soaps
Contrary to how the Pepmaco brands itself as leading surfactant manufacturing with innovative and advance technology, respiratory masks barely protect the workers.
Southern Tagalog denounces rights violations under Duterte
“The systematic series of human rights violations in Oriental Mindoro, Quezon, and the rest of Southern Tagalog all have the same pattern – they are all caused by development aggression carried out by large companies and backed by the Duterte regime.”
Southern Tagalog protesters lambast China’s intrusion in PH, Duterte’s ‘treachery’
“Duterte downplays the issue of our fishermen, because he thinks little of his fellow Filipinos. He treats even the constitution as just toilet paper.”
The Devil we know
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. unwittingly said something at odds with what his boss, President Rodrigo Duterte, has been saying since he came to power in 2016. The Philippines, “Teddy Boy” declared during a reception last July 4, the 243rd anniversary of American independence from Britain, cannot live without the United States of America…
Everyone loses if schools shut down
The Department of Education’s order to suspend the operations of 55 lumad schools, mostly in Davao del Norte, is the latest challenge in the Mindanao indigenous people’s struggle to keep running their own schools as an expression of their cultural autonomy and identity. Should the DepEd order lead to the total shutdown of the schools…
Dapol tan Payawar
Ni RENE BOY ABIVA Sa bawat paghalik ng labi ni Goring ay napuno ang iyong puso ng pagnanasa gaya sa kung paano o gaano ka kasabik at nanabik mahalikan ng mamasa-masa’t malamig na butil ng hamog ang tuyo’t nag-aagawbuhay mong bibig. At sa unang hatinggabi sa Ridgewood sa Kalye Gibraltar -nang pinutol ng mga alulong…
2 political prisoners convicted of trumped-up charges
“It is infuriating that the Duterte government wrongfully convicts activists and human rights advocates while the government forces behind human rights violations are parading free.”
3 years of Duterte’s counterinsurgency: 250 civilians dead, thousands displaced
Human rights group Karapatan documented 250 victims of extrajudicial killings and 10 victims of enforced disappearances from July 2016 until March this year. Moreover, nearly 370,000 civilians were affected by military bombings and 450,000 have evacuated due to military operations, Karapatan data showed.