“Instead of ensuring the protection and rights of people who use drugs, including the right to health and provision of voluntary, evidence-based drug treatment and harm reduction services, President Duterte has called for them to be killed.”
Against fantasies of demobilization and capitulation, the Peace Talks must be viewed for its real purpose. It is a venue for human rights and international humanitarian law to be revisited on account of the horrifying violations of the rules of war committed especially by government troops against guerrillas and civilians.
MANILA – The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) said that the lifting of unilateral ceasefire would not affect the scheduled peace talks on Aug. 20-27 in Oslo. The CPP, however, advised President Rodrigo Duterte to “exercise a little more prudence and display more measured temperament as a way of appreciating the situation from a…
“In twisting the facts presented to their commander-in-chief, the AFP is leaving out the glaring truth that the its troops were clearly on combat operation and not engaged in ‘civilian’ activities, in direct violation to GRP Pres. Duterte’s ceasefire order.”
Some 40,000 activists from Metro Manila, Southern Tagalog, Central Luzon and as far as Mindanao marched along Commonwealth Avenue, June 25 to bring their demands to President Rodrigo Duterte.
Sison said he expects to visit the country in July or August to “talk intensively” with incoming President Rodrigo Duterte about peace. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Jose Maria Sison, founder of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and chief political consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), was…
Duterte’s pronouncement “not only sullies the names and memories of all 176 of our colleagues who have been murdered since 1986, he has also, in effect, declared open season to silence the media, both individual journalists and the institution, on the mere perception of corruption.”
“President Duterte, you have been a staunch advocate of freedom from foreign intervention. You have been a vocal critic of US meddling in our affairs. We ask you to stand by your statements. Edca is the ultimate agreement that gives them political power inside our country thus, it must be scrapped at all cost.”
The publication of the latest volume of Sison’s Selected Writings covering the years 2010-2011 in Build the People’s Power (2016) by the International Network for Philippines Studies reaffirms his place as the emblematic Filipino radical thinker of the last five decades.
Contrary to what the Department of Budget Management (DBM) claimed when it announced that much of the budget for 2016 is still there, it is most likely “simot na” (emptied out). The funds had already been released to government agencies as per the Aquino administration’s “so-called reforms.”
“Duterte seems in large part progressive, and in part (hopefully just minor and small) compromising with classes different from the masses.” – Prof. Jose Maria Sison