“Facts and circumstances to prove that they are guilty of the crime have also not been met.”
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First, I apologize to this column’s regular readers for my inability to come out with a piece in the past two weeks. By now I’m sure you have already surmised the reason why, given the wide reportage in the media on a questionable court case involving me. Yes, considering the uneasy political climate, I have…
Judge Evelyn Atienza-Turla said she deems it proper to inhibit herself considering that there are concerns raised in relation to the court’s bias towards the accused.
“Serious doubt has been raised over the malicious statements of the witnesses, which were the sole basis of information about the murder charges.”
“We came here for a very urgent reason, we came here to verify mounting reports of rights abuse against peasant and Lumad communities perpetrated allegedly by military elements. No wonder the military people do not want us here.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective “Change is coming.” That was the campaign teaser of Rodrigo Roa Duterte when he was running for president. His campaign slogan, mass appeal, straightforwardness and image of a man of action swept him to the presidency. President Duterte hit the ground running. He pushed the peace talks with the National…
“The marching order to reject Mariano came directly from Malacañang and President Duterte.” — KMP
“(Agrarian Reform Sec Rafael) Mariano has made impressive pronouncements and policies in favor of poor farmers struggling to own their lands legitimately.” – Most. Rev. Rolando J. Tria Tirona
Thirty years under a sham agrarian reform program and one year under a progressive agrarian reform chief.
“We in DAR are one with the struggles of the Filipino people.”
On Wednesday, three progressive Cabinet members — Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Gina Lopez, Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, and Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano — will be up for confirmation by the powerful Commission on Appointments (CA). They have been twice bypassed by the CA and subsequently twice reappointed in the interim by President…