Defend-Southern Tagalog said the incidents, dubbed as Bloody Sunday, took place a day after Duterte ordered his troops again to “finish off and kill all communist rebels.”
“I must express our grave concern over this abrogation, as it is totally unnecessary and unwarranted, and may result in worsening rather than improving relations between our institutions, and detract from our common desire for peace, justice, and freedom in our society.” – UP President Danilo L. Concepcion
“The regime is setting the stage for all-out suppression of democratic rights using ‘anti-terrorism’ as pretext.”
“For many of us, this is our only source of income. We hope that the UP administration can find a way to address the situation before Christmas.”
Karapatan Secretary General Cristina Palabay said the domestic remedies are no longer enough, noting the trend of police “planting evidence” with impunity.
Teddy Casiño of Bayan said the Duterte administration is the “number one human rights violator.”
The red-taggers’ mantra “If you are not with us, you are against us” is so skewed and illogical. The media’s role is to serve as a watchdog of wrongdoings especially by those in power.
“While other kids marvel at Star Wars, we had real heroes for parents.” — VJ Topacio
After surviving yet another raging flood that took away their home and belongings, Kasiglahan residents are at a loss as to how to start again.
Political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino only wants to grieve in peace but jail guards and policemen attempt to whisk her away twice.
Undoubtedly, the mosquito press played a crucial role in informing the citizenry, which helped propel the movement to oust the late dictator.