How can we go on duty if we, workers, could hardly breathe?
Month: January 2022
Comelec Commissioner Rowena Guanzon said that Marcos Jr.’s “repeated and persistent failure to file his income tax returns for 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1985 constitute an offense involving moral turpitude,” citing section 12 of the Omnibus Election Code.
Since her release from prison last October 2021, Teresita Naul continues her work as a human rights defender.
If elected President, expect his policies in such areas as dealing with social unrest and the armed social movements to be influenced and shaped by the military’s perspectives and interests. Among other consequences, it will mean the persistence and worsening of the human rights crisis that has constricted what little remains of what passes for democracy in the Philippines.
Last Monday, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) director-general Alex Paul Monteagudo insinuated it would be “insane” to resume peace talks with the Left, claiming it would surely fail as it did in the past. The four presidential aspirants, he reportedly said, were just trying to “gain votes” by appearing to be statesmen.
Tulad ni Hesus na hindi nangiming harapin ang nasa kapangyarihan upang ipahayag ang mabuting balita sa mga mahihirap, paglaya sa mga bihag at palayain ang mga inaapi. (Lukas 4:18) Buhay man ang naging kapalit.
Moorita Alegre’s release came a few days after Alminaza’s public petition last January 22 for her release.
Deliberate or not, the glaring error of some partisan critics of the Left is to polemicize with a distorted sense of history and improper reading of the local political landscape.
“The peasant families of San Jose Del Monte had been tilling the farmlands of Tungkong Mangga even before [API] would be incorporated in 1988,” explained UMA Chairperson Antonio Flores. “DAR’s facilitation of Araneta’s landgrab is unconscionable, and nothing short of criminal.”
“In a time when tyranny rules, and the son of the dictator want to return to power, Leni and Kiko stood tall as a genuine opposition force. They embody our best chance at frustrating the Marcos-Duterte tandem.”
“This is based on our united position on key issues such as the pandemic response, improving the lives of workers, farmers, the poor, and the indigenous peoples, the environment, human rights, and the pursuit of peace and sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea and the entire country.”