By DEE AYROSO
Tags: Human Rights day
Once you curtail freedom, social unrest will rise. We have gone through this. Those who are drunk with power never learn from history.
On human rights day, progressives mourn ‘bayan ng ulila’ as killings, rights violations continue.
President Duterte’s “fascist regime” faces stronger opposition from the people’s movement.
This war of suppression, directed at people who resist what government armed forces call ‘vital installations’ and ‘flagship projects,’ has always been the biggest investment guarantee that the Philippine government grants to extractive and pollutive large-scale industries.
“Progressives and even those not in their group are alluded to in the terrorist-tagging because the president doesn’t want any dissenter to government policies.”
“People are being killed, tortured, arrested and detained. To the regime, the Filipino people’s resistance is a stumbling block to its brand of peace and development, and they must be punished.”
An independent regional non-government organization said the Philippine government lacks the political will to solve the human rights problems of the country.