Our country underwent numerous transitions in the past century which saw the rise and fall of winners, losers, heroes, villains, oppressors, and the oppressed. Which of the contending forces emerged triumphant and what was its impact on society? Rather than amplify the mainstream version of history, our role is to find the voices which were dismissed by those in power as noise, nuisance, and irrelevant chatter. We have to assert the need to record and popularize this history from below.
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“There is a time of reckoning” for everyone, said President Rodrigo Duterte’s chief legal counsel, Salvador Panelo. “Sooner or later,” he intoned, “the law will catch up on (sic) those who use power or wealth to shield themselves from the majesty of the law.” Panelo followed that up with the usual Latin phrases and legalese…
“Alas, Aquino and Abad are now down from their makeshift pedestals, stripped off the entitlements and immunities that came with the power that they so extravagantly misused and abused.”
Human rights is nowhere to be found from among the Aquino administration’s priorities. And this has perpetuated, nay worsened, impunity as the Aquino administration has itself committed human rights violations in the course of its own counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan and in pushing the neoliberal agenda in the service of corporate interests.
Members of progressive organisations from various sectors hurdled police blockades to deliver the true state of the nation, July 27. Photos by Dee Ayroso, Fred Dabu, Anne Marxe D. Umil, Marya Salamat, Bettina Catli, Kathrina Manuel and Christine Cabanatan Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Live performance by LAPIS Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon
“The Aquino administration has an incurable ineptitude.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Vice President Jejomar Binay was right when he called the Aquino administration as callous and incompetent. How would one call an administration that refuses to raise the salaries and wages of rank and file workers and employees while allowing the prices and rates of basic services, utilities and commodities to…
On Labor Day, Filipino workers call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III for failing to provide adequate jobs, for refusing to grant substantial wage hike, for betraying national sovereignty, among others. Photos by Dee Ayroso, Kathrina Manuel and Ronalyn V. Olea Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Awit ng Proletaryado by Tambisan sa…
“He promised us, that he would have this case resolved before his administration ends. But where is Jonas now?”
“It appears that even Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was ordered not to act on the complaints we filed against the Cojuangco-Aquinos.”