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
“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.”
Contrary to how the Pepmaco brands itself as leading surfactant manufacturing with innovative and advance technology, respiratory masks barely protect the workers.
“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.”
“Duterte downplays the issue of our fishermen, because he thinks little of his fellow Filipinos. He treats even the constitution as just toilet paper.”
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…
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…
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…
“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.”
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.