“We hope for a quick resolution of the case so that Doctor Naty will be set free.”
Month: March 2022
FAQ: The Russia-Ukraine conflict
While Russia did violate international law by attacking Ukraine, the responsibility of the US and NATO in creating the crisis should not be ignored. Just like the US-led invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq that led to tens of thousands of civilian deaths, NATO’s military expansion into Eastern Europe upturned the entire region and endangered civilian populations.
‘Mining their own business’ | Groups call anew for scrapping of PH mining law
Environmentalists renewed calls for the repeal of the Philippine mining law and denounced moves to allow new mining applications.
Farmers push for price ceiling, buffer fund as prices increase
Filipino farmers are urging the Department of Trade and Industry to implement measures like price ceiling and buffer fund to address increasing prices of basic goods and necessities.
Government should look after farmers, fisherfolk as oil price increases
“Every oil price increase is an added burden to consumers, workers, farmers, and the poor. These price hikes have resulted in increased cost of production and lower income for farmers, fisherfolk, and transportation workers who have nothing to bring home to their families now.”
After 5 days, kin retrieve remains of Chad Booc, 2 others
The bodies of three of the five victims in the New Bataan massacre were finally released to their families, according to Save our Schools Network.
Petitioners appeal SC decision on Anti-Terror Act
Antonio La Viña, counsel for indigenous peoples, said the ATA, if not declared as unconstitutional, has deadly consequences. He cited the case of Chad Booc, volunteer teacher for Lumad schools and a petitioner against the ATA. He said that Booc, whom he knew personally, was constantly targeted by state forces, tagged as a member of “a terrorist group” until he was killed.
‘Green City’ drives violence on environmental defenders
“If given the chance, I would like to speak with the Asian Development Bank, investors, and corporations to ask them why are they supporting the New Clark City project that brazenly violates our rights,” Chieftain Pet stated.