Tags: President Duterte

UN special rapporteurs stress chilling effect of red tagging

“We wish to reiterate that when high-level officials engage in speeches which disparages the work of human rights defenders, they undermine the value of their vital work, denigrate them in the eyes of the public and may put them at risk of threats, violence or other forms of harassment.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com…

#OustDuterte | Netizens criticize gov’t ‘incompetence’ in addressing ncoronavirus

“The barrage of online sentiments shows how government inaction over consecutive crises leads to mass unrest and protest.” By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Many Filipino netizens expressed their outrage against the government’s handling of a major public health problem after the Department of Health has just confirmed that a patient was tested…

Amid confirmed novel coronavirus case, PH gov’t asked to provide assistance to poor communities

“President Duterte must have a sense of emergency on this matter and refrain from his business as usual, nonchalant attitude.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – A day after the Department of Health confirmed the Philippines’ first ever case of novel coronavirus, an urban poor group called on the government to provide due…

Disastrous disaster capitalism

What this is, in simple terms, is disaster capitalism: the commodification of crisis in order to generate greater profits. What others would call “supply and demand” is actually sellers preying on fear, anxiety, and sometimes even safety in order to generate profit. By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com Crises are always unpredictable regardless of preparation. The current…