President Rodrigo Duterte may have delivered the longest State of the Nation Address yet, but it was empty – particularly on how he would deal with what appears to be continuing maritime aggression by China in the West Philippine Sea.
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Rights groups condemn Duterte’s yet another kill order
“All these and more only make the calls to end Duterte’s murderous regime and to prosecute him for his atrocities even more urgent. One more year of Duterte is too long. We cannot let another dead body be added to this regime’s death toll.”
2 activists gunned down while writing graffiti in Albay
Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan said that the police narrative of nanlaban and that weapons recovered from the two are not only ludicrously false but “unbelievable tall tales because both unarmed activists and they surely do not bear arms while doing graffiti.”
Kabi-kabilang protesta sa huling SONA ni Duterte
Hindi lang sa Commonwealth Avenue nagprotesta ang mga progresibong grupo kundi sa iba’t ibang lugar sa loob at labas ng bansa.
Union groups give Duterte’s performance a grade of ‘poor, poor, poor’
A local advertisement here in the Philippines once asked – where can your P20 bring you? For government workers here, it meant a measly salary increase in the last five years of President Rodrigo Duterte.
#UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant
To identify close contacts up to third or fourth degree, community health advocates said that contact tracing has to rely on an already robust public health system which the Philippines does not have in the first place.
#UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime
With President Duterte down to his last months in office, community health advocates say health spending is an election issue that must be addressed – a first step in undoing the sorry state of the country’s public health care under an administration that won with a promise of tapang at malasakit.
WakaSONA: Progressives call to end Duterte presidency as his last SONA nears
“There are different creative forms of protest that will take place on Monday to show that we are standing up against attacks on our freedom, our environment, our health, and our rights.”
#UndoingDuterte | World Bank educ report proves government abandonment
By LUISA SANDOVAL Additional research by Gabryelle Dumalag Graphics by Dawn Peña Bulatlat.com MANILA – Grade 7 student Carmela Garcia often runs out of internet load or data for her online classes. And on days that she has internet load, a stable connection is another story. “It is still different when you are attending classes…