Balikan natin ang mga naging kontribusyon ng pangunahing lider ng kilusang propaganda na si Marcelo H. Del Pilar. Ang kanyang kaarawan din and idineklarang National Press Freedom Day sa Pilipinas.
Month: August 2023
“The attempt of these former generals, to pursue judicial harassment against Karapatan, GABRIELA, and RMP through this trumped-up and malicious charges of perjury is a desperate act intended to hound human rights defenders.”
“Our strength and determination mirror the struggles faced by numerous families across the nation who persistently seek answers regarding their missing loved ones.”
“Amanda’s case is emblematic of a broader struggle against persecution. Her family, both on the Lacaba and Echanis sides, has a long history of activism and has faced harassment and detention. She was once the country’s youngest political prisoner with her parents in the 1990s.”
“This does not only indicate the government’s dire lack of compassion for those imprisoned. [It is also] a clear violation of international human rights norms such as the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners or the Mandela Rule.”
Youth groups questioned the reduced budget for capital outlay and maintenance funds for state universities and colleges saying that proper and accessible services and conducive learning facilities remain wanting for students and instructors.
Peasant groups said that the proposed budget for agriculture is insufficient and that this shows how improving the local food production is not important to the Marcos Jr. administration.
The production takes an unconventional approach to telling the story of ordinary people under extraordinary circumstances— of poverty and pandemic— humanizing their choices, actions, and love languages. The film successfully stitched the fictional characters and the realities in the background, tapping kilig into romantic chemistry and familial love.
Karina Dela Cerna was only 19 years old when she was arrested along with her father Albert in a series of raids in Bacolod in 2019. They were consequently charged with trumped-up charges such as illegal possession of firearms and explosives and human trafficking.
Following Marcos Jr.’s approval of the National Security Policy (NSP) 2023-2028 on Aug. 12, progressive people’s organizations and the human rights community are increasingly protesting the continued threats, including red-tagging, vilification and actual attacks on the country’s human rights defenders and activists.
This Sunday’s readings are focused on three issues: first, on authority (Is 22:19-23), second, on knowledge of God (Rom 11:33-3), third, on the identity of Jesus (Mt 16:13-20). At first glance, they seem to be unrelated to one another, but on deep examination, they are really pointing to a single direction. And that is, the way to our salvation. The mission of Jesus as leading us the WAY, seeking out the TRUTH and urging us to aspire for what is truly LIFE-GIVING. These three related important values in life fully capture this salvation framework.