Ruazol found himself pushed to the fore for “finding meaning in the work we have doing for the realization of human dignity and living out the imperative of Christian life as an Aglipayan priest that has a strong tradition of ministry for the poor, the deprived, and oppressed.”
“Prayer is very important. We do not disregard it. But it has to be accompanied by a prophetic action.”
Eventually, the things we learn and write about lead us to ask the questions “So what?” and “For whom?” Without fail, genuine disciples of journalism would ask themselves the questions “If not for public good, what for? If not for the people, why?”
A decade has indeed passed but the conditions that led to the Ampatuan massacre remain: political dynasties and patronage are still alive, paramilitary groups have not been dismantled, and the Ampatuans’ collusion with the administration — Arroyo then and Duterte now — still persists.
“We hope and pray that the BJMP will fulfill its assurances to Kapatid.”
This is the second time that Philippines has been named as one of the deadliest for land rights activists. Last year, the group monitored at least 21 cases and 33 victims of killings in the Philippines from January to November 2018.
The dedication of the creative team and the cast to remain true to the roots of the tribes in the Philippines sends a clear message of how they wanted the younger generation of Filipinos to re-educate themselves on our culture.
In just under six months of fieldwork, we saw the extreme and terrifying change of landscape in the affected areas: hundreds of trees were felled, creeks dried, and mountains flattened; this, despite claims from the Philippine government that New Clark City is “environment-friendly.”
By TYRONE VELEZ I wrote verses on a wall And I got thrown to jail I am told to lick this graffiti clean And be a good citizen Why, I haven’t tasted good food lately Because I’m surviving You see I came down from the mountains Where forests once gave me shelter But that forest…
Sa imahinasyon ng mga bayaning nakikipaglaban sa pananakop, mahalaga ang pagpapahayag na maituturing na vandalism na gumagambala sa kapanatagan ng mga naghaharing uri. Matatandaan na sa El Filibusterismo, mahalaga ang pangyayari ng pagkatuklas ng mga paskil na nagpapahayag ng paglaban sa pang-aabuso ng mga prayle at iba pang mga pinunong Espanyol na naging dahilan upang hulihin ang mga pinaghihinalaang mga estudyante at magkaroon ng panic ang mga pinuno ng bayan sa pinaghihinalaang kilusang konspiratoryal na magpapabagsak sa pamahalaan. Sa nobela ni Rizal, pinatalsik sa pamantasan ang mga pinaghihinalaang mga estudyante kahit na iyong wala namang kinalaman sa kilusan.
“…the human rights situation in the Philippines has reached unprecedented scale and scope since President Duterte was inaugurated into office in June 2016.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Groups under the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) has submitted its first wave of reports on the human…