Based on Karapatan’s data, there are 532 political prisoners in the country, 209 of whom were arrested under President Duterte’s administration.
Month: July 2019
Rights group lauds Iceland’s resolution on PH rights situation
“It is a big step in stride with other parallel measures and contemporaneous efforts that merits the full support of an intergovernmental body that is mandated to ensure the promotion, protection and respect for human rights at the global level.”
Demonizing the defense of human rights
It should be pointed out that these organizations are being targeted for the invaluable work they do – the defense of human rights of the poor and marginalized.
Beyond the numbers game
No one should be under the illusion that any impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo R. Duterte will by itself remove him from office. But it might help. Someone or some organization may be willing to face the firestorm of hate that the regime’s online trolls and mercenaries in print and broadcast will certainly unleash when…
Climate crisis: Peoples act while governments falter
In the Philippines, used as we are to tropical heat such as the long dry spell of recent weeks, global warming doesn’t seem to be the huge problem that it is in other countries where wild fires and extreme temperatures kill hundreds of vulnerable people. But even as we count ourselves lucky in this regard,…
Hi-rise vs. Have-nots
By DEE AYROSO
Kung ang mensahe ni Heydarian ay hindi makita ang “independent” foreign policy dahil sa nangyari sa Reed Bank, iyon ang dapat na titulo ng artikulo.
Bato’s ‘shit happens’ on killing of 3-year-old girl, ‘insensitive’ — child rights group
“Such pronouncement shows the government’s lack of concern and tendency to dismiss deaths relating to the war on drugs.”
Reds condemn Duterte’s ‘subservience to US’
“The docking of the USS Montgomery dwarfs China’s trawl ships in the South China Sea, literally and politically. While Chinese ships plunder and roam the Philippine seas, US warships carrying guns, missiles, fighter jets, hundreds of soldiers and nuclear arms, dock directly on Philippine civilian ports and airports, unload and store war materiél on US-controlled facilities, and offloads foreign troops who enjoy protection under the US-RP Visiting Forces Agreement.”
Veteran journo files criminal, administrative raps vs police, military
“We need to speak up and say what really happened, they [officers accused] should be held accountable for the offenses they have made.”
Battle for supremacy
By DEE AYROSO