As with the Haran standoff and the tensions in Taliptip, state security forces were linked to at least 57 percent of the victims we recorded. It must be thus questioned why the military and other state security forces are zeroing in on these areas, with crosshairs trained at defenders. Are these really peace and order operations, or deadly investment guarantees?
Month: January 2020
Portraits for sale
The case of the missing slice of calamity fund
To compare, the lost portion of the proposed 2020 calamity fund is just P500 million short of the so-called black budget (P4.5 billion), or the combined intelligence and confidential funds, of the Office of the President (OP). The OP was allocated with a P8.2-billion budget.
Thousands join Global Day of Action vs US war on Iran
Progressives based in Manila, Italy, Seattle, Chicago, San Fransisco, Portland, Sydney, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Guatemala, Canada, and Hong Kong took to the streets to denounce the wide-scale death, destruction, and bloodshed created by the US-instigated wars.
Activism and life-work balance
Activism can provide useful insight and practical guidance on how to better grasp the link between the personal and the broader set of social relationships. It can sharpen our understanding of the dynamics of changing the self in relation to social transformation.
IP leader defends UCCP Haran, calls it ‘a second home’
The Regional Peace and Order Council of Region 12 released an order for the closure of UCCP Haran.
Police bars Davao media from lumad presscon
Davao City police blocked the media trying to enter the gates of United Church of Christ in the Philippines in Haran, Davao City. This was after some 50 men wielding bolos, members of the paramilitary group Alamara, began tearing down the fence of the UCCP’s Haran Center on Saturday morning.
‘No subtantial salary increase for teachers, gov’t workers’
“Even after the full implementation of the Salary Standardization Law V in 2023, the front-liners in education will still be no better off than the police and soldiers in uniform whose salaries were swiftly increased by 50% to 100% by the Duterte administration.”
ABS-CBN workers join candle lighting to call for franchise renewal
MANILA — Rank and file employees of television giant ABS-CBN joined the second Black Friday protest calling for their franchise renewal. The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) organized the said nationwide silent protest and candle lighting on Jan. 24. Dressed in black and holding a tarpaulin bearing the call, #YEStoABSCBNFranchiseRenewal, members of…
Paramilitary forcibly enters Church Lumad sanctuary
Last week, the Regional Peace and Order Council – 11 issued a resolution demanding the closure of the church compound. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA — Days after a regional peace body ordered its closure, some suspected members of the paramilitary broke into the United Church of Christ in Philippines (UCCP) – Haran…
Duterte’s real legacy
Why is there a legacy “report” halfway into Duterte’s term of office?