Colleagues of Bayan’s Lutgardo “Boyette” Jurcales Jr. and Dutch lay missionary Otto De Vries said the two have dedicated their lives serving the marginalized and the poor. One has been charged with fabricated charges, while the other is being kicked out of the country.
Month: February 2021
Tumandok village head shot dead
Julie Catamin had protested the arrest of her four village mates in barangay Roosevelt on December 30 last year.
Balik-Tanaw | ‘Divest our life in service for others’
Instead of accumulating fortune, fame, and power for ourselves, we divest our life in service for others, especially for the poor. This descent is to be continued in making ourselves servants and purveyors of care and nurture in order to deliver the maximum impact of unconditional love for others.
#Bulatlat20 | Filling the gaps
“Conventional wisdom and education taught us about “balance” and “objectivity” and even “neutrality”. These do not always translate to fairness and sometimes can mask the context and nuances of events amid deadlines.”
By DEE AYROSO
On the 35th anniversary of people power, groups say no to Duterte’s tyranny
“Now more than ever, we must not only forget: we must assert our right to fight back — to defy and resist this unbridled and worsening assault on human rights and democracy.”
How a women’s party has found its voice, pursued the rights and welfare of women in male-dominated Congress
“So while we are debunking red-tagging and all the baseless allegations being hurled against progressive lawmakers, we were able to come up with a pandemic response bill, the pandemic paid leave bill, and even the law on solo parents was signed.” — Gabriela Women’s Party Rep. Arlene Brosas
Senate chides Parlade, military for red tagging progressives
“The recklessness in making such inaccurate and inconsistent public pronouncements causes not only damage to the reputation of those identified, but also weakens the credibility of the government in safeguarding the security of the State. To earn the trust and confidence of the people, they must prove the legitimacy of their means used in gathering information and the credibility of their evidence.”
G20 is gathering – debt justice is our demand
As the G20 meet to discuss the global economic recovery, the Debt Justice group calls for a radical break with extraction and austerity and proposes a new system in its place.
Kin of drug-related killings to Justice Sec. Guevarra: Domestic mechanisms have allowed impunity
Rise Up for Life and for Rights said that the initial findings of the inter-agency panel tasked to review the drug-related killings in the country only “proved the point in the cases of families whose loved ones have been killed – that they were killed in cold blood and that there was cover-up by the police and authorities, while the President cheered them on.”
Groups demand junking of ‘tokhang’ order in Cordillera
“Not only does it violate basic civil rights by arbitrarily judging people sans due process, it also poses a real danger to life and limb given the trail of bodies tokhang has left in the drug war.”