Magkaugnay ang tila magkahiwalay na mga pahayag na ito sa tatlong dahilan: Una, ang kasalukuyang senador ay dati ring hepe ng PNP. Ikalawa, ang kasalukuyang hepe ng PNP ay matagal nang pinag-iinitan ang ilang unibersidad dahil sa aktibismo ng mga estudyante nito. Ikatlo, pareho silang mag-isip dahil sa limitadong bokabularyo: Para sa kanila, ang aktibista at komunista ay iisa.
The living conditions in the Negros island have been – time and again – a glaring example of government’s failure to implement genuine agrarian reform.
“Gina remains as the sole proof that meaningful change can be done through unabashed political will at the helm of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. We may never see someone who can unite the entire country in a rallying cry to save the environment the way Gina did ever again.”
“This culture in which sexual violence against women is normalized and excused should not be tolerated.”
Indigenous peoples continue to face an “uphill battle for the recognition and respect of their rights to self-determination and to their ancestral domain, in which their identities are anchored.”
Lack of sleep and at times a gnawing hunger make lining up harder for many seeking medical assistance.
“The president’s promise has suffered the fate of an endo. It is now up to the workers to continue the fight.”
“I learned from the process that ‘wants’ of these urban poor families are what may be considered as ‘basic’ for those who are considered in the middle class.”
“The number of violent attacks against Christian human rights defender has alarmingly increased in the three years of President Rodrigo Duterte’s government. We hold him responsible for the escalating hostile acts being committed against all human rights defenders from civil society and people’s organizations and the church community.”
“As a matter of policy, we cannot tell patients to buy medical supplies. But at the same time, we cannot provide it to them. We are caught in a bind.”
Apart from the “endo,” Brosas also lamented various issues affecting women, such as gender-based violence and economic issues such as the lifting of tariffs on imported rice and the water supply crisis.