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“There has yet to be a conclusive investigation on this matter of great public interest where the freedom of expression and of the press are at stake. If and when it is proven that government resources are being used to fund these cyberattacks, accountability and justice must be exacted,” the resolution read.
“Our victory today has only stiffened our resolve to never abandon our search for the remaining nine men involved in our father’s brutal killing.” – Rolando Rico Olalia, son of Ka Lando
Today, Oct. 12, 2021, a Philippine court will finally rule on the nearly 35-year murder case of labor leader Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay.
Overpriced gasoline and diesel, for instance, gave oil firms an estimated P38.47 billion (US$757.13 million) in additional income, of which P4.62 billion ($90.93 million) went to the government as value-added tax (VAT).
Lino Baez recounted what was done to him, which included “beatings, pressing the barrel of a gun to his chest, and applying a chemical to his blindfold which made him nauseous.” Baez was also frequently interrogated by state forces, insisting that he was a top-ranking member of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP).
Karapatan-Southern Tagalog is asking the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Mimaropa and the Regional Trial Court Branch 81 for an explanation to the allegations that Maria Teresa Dioquino is being held in solitary confinement and harassed by military intelligence officials.
In a statement, the International Association of Women in Radio and Television – Philippines said this is a vindication for Filipino journalists who have been targeted under the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Unlike others who studied and created art for art’s sake, Lumbera showed his depth because he truly believed in and played an integral part in the primary subject of his writings — the people’s struggle.
The goods of creation are destined for the whole human race. It is intended primarily to be shared and not to be accumulated.
“The country lost a dedicated public servant who never cowered in fear in asserting people’s rights and civil liberties despite every curse and insult of a tyrannical president since 2016.”