Members of ACT Teachers Partylist and other progressive groups, along with former ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio pedaled their way to Filipino-American War historical markers today, Feb. 7.
Day: February 7, 2021
“The ordeal of Frenchie Mae is part of the increasing persecution of the critical media by the forces of a government so intolerant of criticism and dissent that the mere exercise of democratic rights is enough for one to be branded an “enemy of the state.”
Working in a school environment is such a tough, demanding and challenging mission, yet a gratifying one. It presents me with great joy and also with great challenges as well as frustrations and pains. My work allows me to encounter people from all walks of life, the learned and unschooled, the rich, powerful and famous, and those at the margins of society who are victims of impoverishment and social justice neglect.
But the Philippine media are not called “independent” for nothing. We come from a long tradition of journalists and news organizations who have fiercely resisted any attempts to silence them or force them into conformity.
This article looks back on Bulatlat‘s commitment to human rights reporting and how it has remained true to truthtelling. By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com The years 2004 and 2005 were crucial for Bulatlat. As an alternative media, it was expected to actively report on the worsening extrajudicial killings – at least one activist killed…