Month: August 2020

Who is the real “pasaway”?

While the Duterte administration has implemented a two-week stricter lockdown, other legitimate demands raised by medical experts have been largely ignored. It must be pointed out that many of the recommendations have been articulated by several health NGOs since day 1 but, unfortunately, these have fallen on deaf ears.

Charges against 4 Pandi women dismissed

“This shows that the Pandi 4 didn’t do anything wrong in the first place. But the police who perpetrated this suppression of civil liberties should be held accountable. BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA – Four women members of urban poor group Kadamay were freed today, August 5, following the dismissal of charges against them. Janet…

Military’s plan to regulate social media tantamount to censorship, rights groups say

“They have repeatedly weaponized social media to proliferate blatant and dangerous fabrications against activists and critics through red-tagging, or when local officials post violent ‘shoot-to-kill’ threats against the public — violent threats hewn directly from the president’s own violent and terroristic threats.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Human rights alliance Karapatan said…