Vernal equinox

By RAYMUND B. VILLANUEVA When light and dark share time-lengths Decidiuous trees shed leaves Ticks and fleas multiply Rats scurry and mosquitoes buzz about. Now is when taps run dry And fires raze poor communities More poor people are killed and activists are jailed As the tyrant explodes like fulminated mercury And politicians hit the…

Foreign lawyers decry surveillance, harassment

“Even more outstandingly ironic is that we as international lawyers made time to see things firsthand on the reported attacks on our peers and brethren out of genuine concern and who in good faith humbly put forward concrete recommendations for consideration by the authorities are ourselves the object of attack.”