Our legislators, meanwhile, think it is best to put a tag price on our basic and essential public services and allow foreign corporations to profit immensely. In the first place, government should be providing these basic services to the Filipino people.
“As an education institution, it is our duty to protect our students from such dangerous ignorance and discriminatory practices and more importantly, to counter these by ensuring that schools remain safe spaces where diversity of beliefs and thoughts is valued and respected, and critical thinking is honed without threats of any kind.”
By DEE AYROSO
A global organization of community radio broadcasters demanded the release of Frenchie Mae Cumpio, a journalist who was among those arrested in a series of simultaneous raid of offices of progressive groups in Tacloban City.
By DEE AYROSO
Nauulit sa mga leksyon ng Influenza Pandemic ng 1918 ang kasalukuyang hamon na kinakaharap ng daigdig ukol sa COVID 19. Tila nagiging hadlang ang di maagap na pagtugon ng pamahalaan sa pagkalat ng sakit. Ang pagtapyas sa badyet sa kalusugan; ang kakulangan ng personnel at pasilidad na haharap sa pagkalat ng sakit; ang turuan at sisihan ng mga pinuno sa kung sino ang dapat na responsable sa pangunguna sa pagsugpo nito; ang racistang pananaw sa pagkakasakit; at ang kakulangan sa pagkilala sa epektibong sistema ng kwarantena ang tila nag uulit sa panganib sa kabuuan ng populasyon sa pagkalat ng sakit.
The NUJP also called on Congress “to be independent and not be influenced by efforts in the executive and judicial branches of government to deny the network of due process.”
The occupant of Malacanang Palace is always the most rabid and notorious redbaiter-in-chief. Duterte has his own uncouth style but his ranting is no different from former presidents who used their privilege to attack critics and activists.
The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) described the SolGen’s move as an “obvious attempt to not only silence ABS-CBN but also those who opposed the government’s push to shut it down.”
LGBTQIA+ group Bahaghari condemned the said police operation, saying it “disgustingly reeks of discrimination and transphobia, and the invalidation of the gender identity of trans women.”