Opinion & Analysis

Prof. Epifanio San Juan Jr.

On Duterte’s bloody war on drugs

MANILA TODAY Interview with Prof. Epifanio San Juan Jr. The war on drugs in the Philippines went on for six months before it was ordered halted on January 29 by President Rodrigo Duterte and on January 30 by his Chief of Philippine National Police Ronald Dela Rosa. The impetus was the kidnapping of South Korean 

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Filipino Youth and Students in U.S. vs Trump

We, Filipino youth and students from across the United States, reject Donald Trump’s rhetoric of hate. We pledge to defend the rights and welfare of our communities, both here in the United States and back home in the Philippines through our unity and collective action. This coming January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as 

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KOREAN BUSINESSMAN JEE ICK-JOO

Tentacles of Philippine police killings spread

Anti-Drug Squad Linked to Murder of South Korean Businessman By Phelim Kine Human Rights Watch The killing by Philippine police of a South Korean businessman is an ominous indicator of the breakdown of rule of law under President Rodrigo Duterte. A government investigation released this week concluded that the Philippine National Police (PNP) officers who 

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Hermie-ID-Notebook

Thoughts on the role of community media

Keynote Address, PPCO holiday party, Dec. 8, 2016, Toronto Let me acknowledge first the bountiful harvest of recruits PPCO has this year. More importantly, we have a new batch of new members composed mainly of young talents in the community, most with journalism education and/or currently active in community or mainstream media. For sure we 

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Most Filipinos ‘worried’ about summary killings – SWS poll

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – While many Filipinos support President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on illegal drugs, most of them also fear that they, or someone they know, will be victims of extrajudicial killings. A new Social Weather Stations survey, first published on BusinessWorld, found that 78% of its respondents were worried they could be the next 

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Gary Bloch

We cannot afford the cost of ignoring poverty

Taking care of those in need now will cost us less in the long run TORONTO– As a family doctor who works largely with people living on low incomes, poverty is at the root of many of the illnesses I treat. And, a dozen or so years into my career, my workload shows no sign 

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Glvin Macfadyen

Trudeau has every right to speak from the heart

By Gavin MacFadyen Columnist, Troy Media NEW YORK– If the worst Canadians have to worry about is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waxing eloquent about the late Fidel Castro, it’s safe to say things are pretty darn good in the Great White North. Upon learning of Castro’s death at age 90, Trudeau praised him as a 

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Mr. President, you could not totally disregard human rights

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective As December 10 International Human Rights day draws near, let us remind the Duterte administration that human rights is not something which could be upheld or disregarded at the whims or caprices of the government, the war no drugs notwithstanding. There are fundamental rights that could not be totally disregarded 

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Putting an end to “sanctuary cities” is among the bullying tactics being adopted by an incoming Trump administration, writes Dr. Binoy Kampmark. 
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Trump’s Impossible Deportation Goals

Written by  New Canadian Media Commentary by Dr. Binoy Kampmark in Melbourne, Australia Throughout the campaign for the White House, Donald Trump sensationalized one of the great sores of U.S. political and social life: the issue of immigrants, notably the undocumented, and what his presidency would do to them. As Trump asserted to Lesley Stahl on 60 

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Ahmad Shah Hotaki, Hermie Garcia, Thomas Saras, Mila Garcia, Isa Melo, Susana Donan and John Saraidaris

Media outlets offer cultural lifelines to immigrants

Remarks by the Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada Awards Friday, November 4, 2016 Mr. Saras, ladies and gentlemen, mesdames et messieurs: Good evening, bonsoir, boozhoo. Welcome to the Lieutenant Governor’s Suite. Bienvenue dans les appartements du lieutenant-gouverneur. I want to begin by acknowledging Toronto as 

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