President Duterte’s people need to get their act together and stop this game of putting innocent people’s lives and security at stake.
Teachers blast DepEd’s insufficient materials for blended learning
“All these mean longer work hours, sleepless nights, no-weekends for teachers, and that’s only for one modality.”
Pushback slows down red-tagging spree
It seems that time is up for reckoning on the crude, arrogant and irresponsible red-tagging campaign, waged mainly by the military and police at the behest of the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Confict or NTF-ELCAC. Created and nominally headed by President Duterte, the task force is overseen by his national…
Morado comrades: Alamat # 2
By TILDE ACUÑA
Triple whammy for Filipino farmers: pandemic, liberalization and human rights abuses
“The strict lockdown crippled us. On top of the ongoing militarization in our community, it is difficult to survive. Many of us only have a handful of our produce.”
The bark before the bite
By DEE AYROSO
‘Rouge Gallery’: Men wear red lipstick vs red-tagging
Men took up actor Angel Locsin’s red lipstick challenge in protest of Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr.’s latest red-tagging spree against government critics.
Does dubious intel input guide policy-making?
It’s a legitimate public concern to raise such a question, in light of what the designated “principal adviser to the President on intelligence” has owned up to: that he had been sharing posts on social media without verifying the source and the veracity of the information. Verifying and validating data is a basic duty of…
The social basis of Filipino conservatism
By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com In the wake of Facebook’s recent shutdown of state-sponsored fake pages and accounts, it’s easy to overlook that there are other aspects aside from state fascism. Since Duterte signed Executive Order 70 in December 2018, the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has busied itself…
Supreme Court junks petition vs progressive youth groups
“We are confident that this junking will set a precedent, and show that we are innocent of all the trumped-up charges, slander, and redtagging propaganda levelled at us by Duterte and his fascist cohorts.”
Huge anti-insurgency fund amid Covid-19, poverty rise
Of the P19.13-billion proposed budget, the biggest share, P16.4 billion from the President’s Local Government Support Fund, is to be allotted to a Barangay Development Program (BDP) administered by NTF-ELCAC.