Year: 2019

Joma: It’s Duterte regime that may not survive by 2022, not the NPA

  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…

Full Text: Securities and Exchange Commission Memorandum No. 15

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.

NUJP condemns gov’t hand in red baiting

“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 periphery protests in France and beyond

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…