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.
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.
The ‘lowly operatives’ such as Jabatan, Casanova, and Perez are the only ones facing the consequences of a crime, which apparently was sanctioned by the higher-ups.
The families of the 29 Filipino seafarers stranded off the coast of Xiamen, China for almost five months now are asking the government to bring them home, saying that their pleas for help have fallen on deaf ears.
When Typhoon Maring (International name: Kompasu) headed out of the country’s area of responsibility on Tuesday, farmers were left with its aftermath as flooding engulfed millions-worth of agricultural lands and crops.
Today, Oct. 12, 2021, a Philippine court will finally rule on the nearly 35-year murder case of labor leader Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay.
In a statement, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television – Philippines said this is a vindication for Filipino journalists who have been targeted under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Unlike others who studied and created art for art’s sake, Lumbera showed his depth because he truly believed in and played an integral part in the primary subject of his writings — the people’s struggle.
The goods of creation are destined for the whole human race. It is intended primarily to be shared and not to be accumulated.
“How many times have we heard the adage that when the President is going after the investigators rather than the criminals, the President IS the criminal.”
Today, Bayan Muna is set to file its candidacy papers before the Commission on Elections as it seeks for re-election in the 2022 polls. This despite the red-tagging and other attacks it was subjected to under President Rodrigo Duterte, including a state-sponsored “zero vote” campaign against Bayan Muna during the 2019 midterm elections where they still emerged victorious.