“Staging a demolition exactly on the day we remember the peasant struggle is the highest form of disrespect.”
Month: October 2021
Ang community pantries ay kabaligtaran ng tikom na kamay na bakal ng gubyerno.
We are challenging those who will run in the elections, that if they win, they should make laws and policies for the benefit of farmers and poor consumers.
Teachers and youth groups urged the Philippine government to build public confidence and fund the safe return of face-to-face classes, following reports of the reduced number of schools that will be participating in the pilot run.
Farmers have been reaping debts but they get no sufficient aid from the Duterte administration.
‘Bungkalan’ in Lupang Ramos: The collective struggle for land and climate-resilient and community-led food production
At a disputed land in the province of Cavite, farmers are healing the land from decades of intensive unsustainable farming practices that led to soil degradation. On top of their daily toil of putting food on the table, they are also resisting attempts of eviction.
“It is part of the press’ vital role in a democracy to seek transparency and accountability from government and the SALN is just one of the many effective tools we can use against corruption.”
For Neri Colmenares, the past five years under the Duterte administration have made him more resolved to stand for his principles. This despite the relentless red-tagging with his photos plastered in several cities, inviting harm to one of the country’s leading human rights lawyers.
Elmer Labog, also known as Ka Bong, said his life reflects the struggle of the common tao (person), unlike the lives of those who have been dominating Philippine politics.
“Why are only .8% of the 6,151 reported deaths by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency being investigated and reviewed?”
I am reminded of the life of Fr. “Pops” Tentorio, PIME, an Italian priest who spent 33 years of his life serving the indigenous people and poor peasants in Mindanao. For being good and true to the call of priesthood and servanthood, he was killed by elements believed to be members of a para-military group.