A radio broadcaster was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding assailants in Capalan, Oriental Mindoro yesterday, May 31.
Category: Other Stories
Root Access | Fraud in the 2022 elections and our ways forward
One year after the elections, the Computer Professionals’ Union takes a look at everything that’s gone wrong in the automated elections system, and puts forward recommendations.
Question Everything | Ship of State
The protest of Masinloc fishers highlighted the lack of attention given to ordinary people as officials relish their token role in the geopolitical ‘game of thrones’ in the Asia-Pacific. On one hand, they are bullied by oversized Chinese vessels in our own territory; but they are also barred from fishing during Balikatan war games. Dynamite fishing has been outlawed yet US troops used a missile to blow up a warship in Zambales.
‘No doubt from the very beginning’ | De Lima acquitted anew of drug case
Former Sen. Leila de Lima has been acquitted anew over a drug-related case that was filed against her under former President Rodrigo Duterte.
Question Everything | ‘Like the rain falling in torrents on a thousand raging rivers’
We need more testimonies and reports highlighting the lesser-known protests that contributed to the building of a formidable resistance to the dictatorship.
On Earth Day, green groups say no to Kaliwa Dam, environmentally damaging projects
“The theme for this year’s Earth Day is ‘Invest in Our Planet’. Concurrently, the business sector should also divest in environmentally damaging projects.”
In Zambales, 18-day fishing ban during Balikatan ‘highly unacceptable’
A Filipino fisherfolk group decried the “no-sail zone” policy in at least five towns in the province of Zambales in the 18-day run of joint military exercises between the US and Philippine troops.
Question Everything | My father in America
Family reunions allowed us to catch up, reenact rituals of domestic living, and build new memories. Were they enough? For a child who sincerely wanted to express his love and gratitude, they were agonizingly inadequate.
Teacher-solon to Sara: Address the problems of the education sector
“The fact that the DepEd itself had stated that there are 91,000 new classrooms needed in the whole country to address its shortage tells us that the department has to work truly hard to fill this gap.”
Why the peace talks ended
We need books like this that can temper our biases and allow us to better understand the process that started with “guarded optimism” but ended with the government resuming its scorched earth policy against the CPP and NDF.
Fisherfolk victimized by fake surrender scheme
“We denounce the PNP-La Union and the state institutions behind this sham surrender scheme for taking advantage of our distressed fisherfolk to carry out their worn-out tactics of coercion and deception for anti-insurgency drive.”