Lets’ take a brief review of the events and actions that shaped the year 2018. It was undoubtedly a year of fierce resistance, unity and unshakeable hope. We pay tribute to all those who made sacrifices in defense of our rights and freedoms. We celebrate the big and small victories in our never-ending fight for change. We note the huge challenges we face under a regime of tyrany. We stand firm knowing that the people remain our source of hope and strength.
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Upon President Duterte’s behest, the Senate and the House in joint session last Wednesday voted to again extend martial law and suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao. This third extension will remain until December 31, 2019. The vote was 235 yes, 28 no, 1 abstention. No doubting…
by PAUL CHRISTIAN YANG-ED This is the 4th in a 4-part analysis of mining in the Philippines today. Read also the first three: Part 1: Fool’s gold under Duterte Part 2: Digging deeper into the global mining context | 4 ominous trends in global mining Part 3: Mining in the Philippines: The steep price our…
The spate of killings in Mindanao is expected to continue after Congress and Senate approved on Wednesday the extension of martial law, a militant Moro group said, noting that it is being used by President Rodrigo Duterte to cling in power.
“We, the children of activists, were also part of the struggle.”
‘Fear history for no secret is not revealed.’
“Our film screenings provide an invaluable service to the youth, the students and the general audience, especially since our education system has largely failed in informing them about the systematic atrocities that happened during the martial law era.”
President Duterte knows first-hand the seductiveness and convincing power of talking about revolution and change. That’s exactly the costume and makeup he used when he campaigned for the presidency.
In “Marcosian fashion,” the Duterte regime is setting up public opinion and the machinery for a massive crackdown on the democratic opposition, through the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).’
15,000 protesters marched from different assembly points in Metro Manila and converged at Rizal Park (formerly Luneta), Sept. 21 echoing the call, “Never Again to Martial Law!”
UP has declared Sept. 21 as A Day of Remembrance to honor the memories of those who struggled against Marcos’ dictatorship and highlight the university’s role in defending “academic freedom, civil liberties, and human rights.”