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Wife seeks CA’s help in finding abducted activist Steve Abua

Exactly a month after her husband was abducted, Johanna Abua asked the Court of Appeals to demand army officials to produce the body of Steve Abua who went missing on November 6, 2021. He was last seen in the village of Sta. Cruz which is part of the central business district of the municipality of Lubao in the province of Pampanga, some 90 kilometers from Manila.

“Reklamo”

Huwag sanang isiping ito’y sanaysay ng pagrereklamo. Kailangan lang isakonteksto ang mga bagay na kailangang isakripisyo dahil sa pagkalunod sa mga trabaho’t gawain. Limitado ang oras para pagkasyahin ang mga responsibilidad na dapat gampanan. May dapat gawing prayoridad, may dapat ipagpaliban muna. Anuman ang maging desisyon, walang dapat talikuran dahil lahat sila’y mahalaga.

Skepticism pays

To Filipino skepticism over Mr. Duterte’s seeming turn-around over China’s latest act of intimidation in Philippine territorial waters must thus be added the need to be especially alert over the distinct possibility that the 2022 elections will not solely be a contest among Filipinos but also another arena of contention between two of the most powerful countries on the planet.

On heroism and the duty to stand up vs tyranny

“The ugly head of tyranny, lies and deceit has raised itself in the most difficult of times as we find ourselves in a pandemic of massive disinformation and historical distortion never seen before in Philippine political history.” Historical distortion, he stressed, “must be confronted with historical truth. Historical wrongs should be rectified by justice in the Bangsamoro as well as in the rest of the country.”

The WTO as a neoliberal project: Testimonies from people of the Global South

The crisis of neoliberalism has been widely discussed long before the outbreak of the COVID-19. The pandemic has even further exposed deep shortcomings in the dominant mode of global economic and political organizations reflected by the WTO. The free trade agreements brokered and promoted by the WTO have perpetuated this system of inequality between nations of the North and the South.