Category: Politics & Governance

CPP orders nationwide ceasefire in response to UN’s appeal

The CPP said the purpose of its unilateral ceasefire is to ensure and facilitate necessary, unhampered and immediate medical, health and economic assistance, support and movement of the people brought about by the exigencies of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Reds say no basis yet to reciprocate government’s unilateral ceasefire

Jose Maria Sison said the NDFP is not assured and satisfied that the ceasefire announcement is based on national unity against Covid-19, the appropriate solution of the pandemic as a medical problem and the protection of the most vulnerable sectors of the population, including workers, health workers, those with any serious ailments and the political prisoners.

No social distancing for commuters on 2nd day of quarantine

“To those who are reducing this as ‘matigas ang ulo,’ kindly check not only your body temperature but also your privilege. Making people choose between ‘not spreading the virus’ and ‘magtrabaho para may makain ang pamilya’ is never fair.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL MANILA – Authorities ordered the public to observe social distancing…

Hong Kong protesters can ‘be like water’

The lack of response from Hong Kong government even after two million had come out to join rallies, the violence employed by the police against even 11-year old school children – these fuel the calls for democracy among protesters. By MARYA SALAMAT HONG KONG – To an outsider, the Hong Kong protesters had achieved…