For the past five years, all that 10 Filipino migrant workers stranded in Saudi Arabia can see are the ceilings and walls of their former employer’s housing facility. On most days, their spirits are dampened. Still, they hope to be reunited with their families someday.
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Filipinos ranked the third largest ethnic group who reported to have experienced discrimination and harassment, according to a report from Stop AAPI Hate.
Restricting mobility is meant to give government the time to build its capacities to stop the spread of the virus. But what happens when a government only resorts to a lockdown and nothing else?
This is the second massacre in Diatagon, Surigao del Sur.
“I was so elated that I could barely sleep. I’m thinking that ‘this is it!’ Our long wait for justice is finally coming to light.”
“…[t]here is a reasonable basis to believe that the crime against humanity of murder has been committed on the territory of the Philippines between 1 July 2016 and 16 March 2019 in the context of the Government of Philippines ‘war on drugs’ campaign.”
After more than three decades of being one the country’s so-called modern day heroes, Estela’s family laments that they are now left on their own, without government aid provided to them.
“What kind of government jails a family for 16 years and ignores all appeals for their freedom although the elderly Alegre couple are eligible for pardon and humanitarian release especially at this time of pandemic?”
As the country commemorates Independence Day, Filipino progressives said they have had enough of only seeing it on paper when in reality, freedom has been scant if not trampled upon under the Duterte administration.
A government workers union said Duterte’s executive order directing the full devolution of certain government functions is silent over thousands of contractual workers who are most likely to be laid-off when this order is implemented.
Health experts and lawmakers are alarmed over the Philippine government’s deafening silence on moves of several countries to press for the waiver of TRIPS on medicines, particularly on COVID-19 vaccines.