“Marcos, Jr.’s return to Malacanang does not extinguish the crimes and abuses of the Marcos dictatorship. No amount of repetitive playing of Bagong Lipunan will change this bloody record. These will remain historical facts.”
Month: June 2022
Marcos Jr. honored late dictator father in inaugural speech, progressives say
“Marcos, Jr. tells us he shares the same dream as the ordinary Filipino but he omits mention of his privileged position.”
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Farmers bear the brunt of Duterte’s rice liberalization policy
Ibon Foundation said that the Rice Tariffication Law has never benefited farmers. From P385 billion in 2018 ($7 billion), the value of palay production declined to P333 billion ($6.06 billion) in 2021 despite an increase of 894,076 metric ton in production volume.
Life Behind Bars: How women political prisoners are treated under the Duterte administration
“We had to start from scratch. We still cannot sleep at night because of the memories of our arrests. I am still reeling from the anxiety and trauma.”
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Under Duterte, heightened impunity led to the highest number of women political prisoners
Under President Rodrigo Duterte, the wee hours of the morning have been filled not with calmness but with anxiety as government critics fear they may be the next targets of illegal arrests and even graver rights abuses.
Calamba court junks charges vs. 62-year-old rights defender
A Calamba court granted Nimfa Lanzanas’ demurrer to evidence over the alleged violation of illegal possession of firearms, explosives, and ammunition.
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Campus press suffers attacks amid COVID-19 pandemic
While the media industry in the country faces hundreds of attacks in the past six years under outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration, the situation is no different for student publications in their respective campuses nationwide.
Lab Notes | A tainted vision for environmental rehabilitation: The case in Manila Bay
Ironically, DENR failed on its supposed promise of genuine rehabilitation and protection of Manila Bay that should also benefit the surrounding dependent communities, along with the concern of viewing Manila Bay as a dispensable experiment for its programs and initiatives that are not true to conservation initiatives and much worse, are not in line with science-based applications…
Media groups assail SEC shutdown order against Rappler
“We are entitled to appeal this decision and will do so, especially since the proceedings were highly irregular.”
#TheRealDuterteLegacy | Killings, threats, cyber-attacks against the media under Duterte
President Rodrigo Duterte opened his six-year presidency with a threat – that journalists are not exempted from assassination “if you’re a son of bitch” – about a month before he was inaugurated into power. This cemented his hostility towards the media. And it did not end here.
PH gov’t urged to stop ‘intimidatory tactics against independent media’
The Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called on the Philippine government to restore access to two alternative news sites that were earlier blocked for supposed terror links, saying this is intimidation and censorship.