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‘Justice for Kian’ | Groups rally for slain victims of War on Drugs

MANILA – Different groups today, Aug. 21, joined the “Walk for Justice” in Caloocan City to demand police accountability in the killing of a minor and for all victims of President Duterte’s War on Drugs. Groups led by the Stop the Killings Network and Rise Up for Life and Rights gathered in the village 160,…

Assault on the future

Does anyone still believe that every government bureaucrat, or, for that matter, everyone in the private sector, or your average gossip-prone neighbor, can keep a secret — that they can keep in confidence information such as who has tested positive or has simply been tested for illegal drug use? Or that some, among them the…

Youths condemn drug killings ahead of Duterte’s SONA

By CHARIS MAE RIVERA Bulatlat MANILA- Students from different schools and levels gathered today, July 18, at St. Scholastica’s College-Manila (SSC) to denounce drug-related extrajudicial killings under President Duterte, as an advanced counterpoint to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) he will deliver on July 24. Among those at the gathering were the Millennials…

PH Independence day | Groups call to stop killings, resume peace talks

On Independence Day, June 12, various sectors held joined the day-long protest, starting in the morning from the Chinese consulate in Makati City, and proceeding to the US Embassy in Manila, with calls for national sovereignty and against foreign intervention. The groups particularly assailed the presence and “meddling” by US troops in the conflict in…

A cure worse than the disease

It has been close to three weeks since a botched police operation against Abu Sayaff leader Isnilon Hapilon evolved into a shooting war with his supporters in Marawi City, the Maute Group, and the subsequent declaration of martial law in the entire Mindanao. The historical Islamic City of Marawi is being reduced to rubble by…