“You took Jonas away from us. Now, you want the history of Jonas’ own abduction and disappearance erased from history. Stop abducting your own citizens. The ones who should be made to pay for the violations are the very criminals within your ranks.”
“It’s the beginning of the end of the local rice industry. Even with the rice industry enhancement fund, the local rice industry do not stand a chance with massive rice imports.”
“This government, led by a man who has proven averse to criticism and dissent, now proves it will go to ridiculous lengths to forcibly silence a critical media and stifle free expression and thought.”
Children aged nine to 13 share their artworks and opinion on the proposal to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 12 years old.
“The developmental maturity of juveniles mitigates their criminal culpability.”- Psychological Association of the Philippines
“We remember Ampatuan Massacre but we have to bring back the rage.”
“We pray for our nation and all the inhabitants therein, that they will know peace, genuine peace based on justice and righteousness.”
Farmers and advocates warn of the negative impacts of rice tariffication.
“The Rice Industry Development Act (RIDA) bill seeks to lift our rice industry from a multi-dimensional crisis that wasted away its productive capability, stunted its development and forestalled the country’s attainment of food security.”
Price increases are to be expected as the country’s staple food will be solely at the hands of the profit-oriented private sector.
“This situation may lead to chaos and further manipulation of the supply and price of the staple by unscrupulous traders.”