“They thrive on generating fear within the community only to make way for their multi-billion endeavor. It shows how those in power, public and private sector, put a premium on profits while neglecting the fact that the residents have a legitimate basis for staying and then punishing them for it. Even if it costs the life of someone as innocent as an unborn child.”
“We urge all Filipinos to assert our rights on Recto Bank, as it is being snatched from us by China, in the name of rich natural resources.”
“(The Chinese activities) are not only affecting the livelihoods of Filipinos and our natural resources. It also conditions the mind of the people that we must always be subservient or allow ourselves to be maneuvered.”
“(China) acts as if they own the entire disputed waters and that they can do things as they wish.“
“June 12 is a reminder that our nation is not truly free as China grabs our islands while the US seeks to re-establish its bases in the Philippines.”
“The age-old problem of classroom and facilities shortage refuses to be obscured.”
Gabriela said that Calderon’s case has become a “norm” these days, following the vilification of leaders and members of progressive organizations, and those who are active in criticizing and exposing the corruption in the country.
“This is a choice between our collective survival as a nation, and our collective death as a free country.”
Four of the top 10 partylist groups are linked to Duterte and his allies. Some of them also spent millions for ads, which means they either have huge funds or are funded by big business.
“I understand that there are those who see differently but if you could only try and discern that they are still children, are victims of their circumstance and are still young enough to change their ways.”