By TILDE ACUÑA
Day: November 22, 2020
It’s as if the greed and neglect piled upon more greed and neglect has turned into something thick and viscid, and like mud threatens to harden into something more permanent. I can only hope that that something is awakening, and not despair.
After surviving yet another raging flood that took away their home and belongings, Kasiglahan residents are at a loss as to how to start again.
Amid this miserable situation, we are still a nation not running out with GREAT PEOPLE…They are sometimes called activists, human rights defenders, advocates, change makers, dreamers. However, under Anti-Terrorism Act, they can be called terrorists or be victims of red-tagging.
Under existing policies and government priorities, there seems to be no safe place for displaced poor of Metro Manila. They have been deprived of the right to city, to adequate housing, and to decent life. Typhoon Ulysses (international name: Vamco) has again brought to the fore the government’s criminal neglect.
Hanimay Suazo is a high-profile human rights defender in Davao City. In 2019, she was disappeared after being red-tagged by an Army general.