President Rodrigo Duterte will deliver his fifth State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27. Bulatlat examines Duterte’s policies on the economy and foreign policy, his COVID-19 response and track record on human rights and the attacks on press freedom and expression since the lockdown.
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“…the human rights situation in the Philippines has reached unprecedented scale and scope since President Duterte was inaugurated into office in June 2016.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Groups under the Ecumenical Voice for Human Rights and Peace in the Philippines (Ecuvoice) has submitted its first wave of reports on the human…
Human rights, gender equality, freedom of speech, environmental protection, and fighting climate change. “These are areas where my government is very active globally. And we like to advocate these matters also here in the Philippines. I appreciate that it’s easy to find partners in advocating our priority concerns.” Addressing a crowded hall filled with guests…
“If the Duterte government has nothing to hide, it should be open and receptive to these forms of investigations, instead of being the foremost impediment to justice and accountability.”
“It is time for the Human Rights Council to take action against these sustained attacks on human rights defenders and independent watchdog institutions.”
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“Duterte feels the need to act tough through insults, offensive pronouncements and hate speech. What a pitiful man, desperate for respect by way of disrespecting others.”
Sandugo – Movement of Moro and Indigenous Peoples for Self-Determination vice-chairperson Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba has been denied entry to the US and is being held at the airport.
“It is deeply concerning that authorities have routinely responded to the expressions of environmental and human rights defenders by criminalizing and delegitimizing their voices.”
“In his attempt to centralize power, remove the opposition, this proclamation of terrorism will be used against everybody including dissenters.”