By RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Kodao Productions The Rodrigo Duterte government should concentrate on surviving the next three years rather than be preoccupied in trying to wiping out the New People’s Army (NPA) by 2022, National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant Jose Maria Sison said. Even with a reset deadline, government military…
The anti-poor and anti-teacher Duterte administration cannot expect us to cower amid continuing harassments.”
“The present petition remains to be without legal and factual basis and repackaged the old one in order to railroad the legal process.”
Copy of the 11-page memorandum of the Securities and Exchange Commission on its effort to supposedly protect non-government agencies from money laundering and terrorist financial abuses. However, human rights groups are quick to point out that this is yet another move of the Duterte administration to quell dissent, especially by groups that are critical of his policies such as the war against drugs.
Through the said memorandum, the SEC is given control of all non-profit organizations in the country, as it is weaponized to infringe on the freedom and capacity of these organizations to freely conduct or perform their advocacies.
In This Week on People’s History, Bulatlat remembers the 13 martyrs of Bagumbayan who were arrested after the historical cry of Pugad Lawin led by Andres Bonifacio. The 13 were executed on Jan. 11, 1897.
“That the state news agency, which is under the supervision of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, saw fit to run this utterly malicious and false story clearly proves that this is, indeed, an orchestrated campaign to vilify and silence not just the NUJP but the independent and critical press, involving no less than the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.”
“The best way to ensure safety, really, is for government to do its job to protect each and every citizen of the country and stamp out the culture of impunity that has emboldened not only those who wish to silence the independent media but also suppress other basic rights.”
“The PNP’s concerted national scheme to single out ACT and extract a list of all its members from principals and other school officials is a clear violation of the constitutional right to self-organization, freedom of expression and assembly, and right to privacy.”
By DEE AYROSO
For seven Saturdays straight till Dec. 29, the gilets jaunes (yellow vests) continued their protest in Paris and other cities in France. Protesters have occupied rural and suburban rotondas. They threw projectiles at the police, who retaliated with tear-gas grenades and made some arrests. Media reports say the grassroots protest is the first big crisis…