“Leaders like Joseph and Pol have no desire but to see the people of the Philippines live fair and just lives. Their arrest and imprisonments only further show the correctness of their work and the Duterte government’s failure to prioritize the true needs of the people during a global pandemic.”
Month: April 2021
Human rights lawyer Neri Colmenares assailed Solicitor General Jose Calida for red tagging him and other progressive legislators during the online oral arguments on the Anti-Terror Law, April 27.
“State forces will always be there to call us into submission, to prevent us from performing our sworn duties as lawyers. But I come to realize that there is no other way to stop the rights violations but to fight. Fight the system that breeds them.”
This translates to an average of seven lawyers killed every year.
Ang tagumpay at kabayanihan ni Lapu Lapu sa labanan sa Mactan ang nagpaantala sa pananakop ng Kastila nang 44 taon.
“Indeed, it is tragic that so many have been victimized; but the perpetrators and the people behind them are sorely mistaken if they think that violence can defeat people’s advocacies. In the long run, impunity simply cannot prevail over demands for justice and accountability.”
They called for financial aid, mass testing, vaccination and to stop attacks on urban poor.
SAKA called for PHP10,000 financial aid to public, workers’ PHP100 wage relief, a PHP15,000 production subsidy for food security frontliners, free mass testing, protection of community pantries and the assertion of PH sovereignty.
Author Luz Maranan said it was important to highlight Dulag’s story as his life embodied not just the fight of the Cordillera people but what it meant to be a hero nowadays, for having defeated a dictator and a destructive project like the Chico Dam.
The iron fist has all the resources and should unclench to feed the hungry.
Many dismissed security guards had been working for UP for at least a decade, with some serving for as long as 23 years.