“The Duterte government is run by pathological liars and militarists who are corrupt to the core, able to subvert laws and mechanisms to evade accountability.”
“The best way to ensure safety, really, is for government to do its job to protect each and every citizen of the country and stamp out the culture of impunity that has emboldened not only those who wish to silence the independent media but also suppress other basic rights.”
“It is for the benefit of the people that the peace negotiations resume and stop the Duterte regime from proclaiming martial law nationwide, from calling off or rigging the May 2019 elections and from pursuing the scheme to impose a fascist dictatorship on the Filipino people via charter change for a bogus kind of federalism.” — Jose Maria Sison
“Today, our nation is reliving the nightmare. The Marcoses have conned, maneuvered, and schemed their way back into power, and into an alliance with Duterte.”
The verdict pointed out that the narratives presented during the proceedings were “eerily familiar and oftentimes similar to previous violations that past peoples’ tribunals have covered. And yet the Defendant Duterte has created new forms of attacks and intensified the old ones.”
His veiled threats are founded on fear. Fear of losing his grip on power, thus, his actions and statements ingratiating himself on the military and the efforts of the administration to tame his tongue. That his administration could not provide solutions to high inflation and rising prices of oil, food and other basic commodities contributes to his further isolation from the broad masses of the Filipino people.
“It is typical of the Duterte regime to see destabilization as behind the Filipino people’s cry for political, economic and social justice.”
“The poor have been striving hard to get out of poverty but the President’s answer buried them instead, literally and figuratively.”
Three mothers of victims of Duterte’s drug war narrate how they have risen up from grief and despair to finding hope in the struggle for justice.
Paano natin titingnan ang sunos-sunod na pagpatay ng mga local government officials sa ilalim ng administrasyong Rodrigo Duterte? Narito ang pagsusuri ni Propesor Luis Teodoro.
In a far from modest and less than truthful description of itself, the Philippine government, said a Malacañang statement, is “headed by someone who has strong political will, decisive leadership, and compassion for his fellow men,” hence the “fruitful” first two years of the six-year Rodrigo Duterte presidency. How “fruitful” have the past two years…