Opinion & Analysis


STATEMENT: Freedom of expression in the time of Duterte

OVER three years ago, the nation has been promised: change is coming. And change did come, but things took a turn for the worse. As the nation marks President Rodrigo Duterte’s third year in power, we look back in sheer dismay over the unprecedented attacks perpetrated primarily by the state, with the apparent goal of 

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Joi Barios: Poet in Exile

By Marra PL. Lanot The rather short woman waited for the audience to remain quiet, commanded attention, and stood tall. She whipped out a malong, and with that single prop, with the proper projection of her dramatic voice, she read a poem in Filipino, and she owned the stage. (Malong is a tube cloth worn 

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On the malicious arrest of Mindanao journalist Margarita Valle: We in the alternative media denounce the unlawful arrest of Margarita Valle, veteran Mindanao-based journalist and a columnist of Davao Today. Valle was arrested at the Laguindingan airport on June 9 by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) reportedly based on two arrest warrants dated 

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No reason to celebrate phony ‘Independence’ under Duterte’s puppet regime — LFS

The League of Filipino Students decries the Duterte government’s antics of celebrating Philippine Independence Day tomorrow, despite its outright puppetry to foreign plunderers and terrorists such as the US ad Chinese government. “Under the Duterte administration, the Filipino people have moved farther from the quest for genuine independence and national sovereignty. In his three years 

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Journalist who touched many lives

JOAQUIN ‘Jojo’ T. TADURAN, Jr. (September 26, 1941 – March 30, 2019) By Regine Andrea Taduran Kunszt Thank you all for being here today. Let me start off by telling you some things about the man we are here to pay our respects to. Joaquin (Jojo) Teoxon Taduran, Jr. was born on September 26, 1941, 

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Arrested women leaders, Corazon Javier of Gabriela (left, in brown) and Azucena Garubat, treasurer of Nagahuisang Mag-uuma sa Panubigan.           (Photo courtesy of Karapatan Negros)

Witnesses, kin relate ‘tokhang’ style executions in Negros Oriental killings

By Inday Espina-Varona Police in Negros Oriental province executed their victims “tokhang” style during the Saturday pre-dawn raids that killed 14 persons in Canlaon City and Manjuyod and Sta. Catalina towns, according to families and witnesses. Provincial police director, Sr. Supt. Raul Tacaca described the slain as suspected communist rebels, including partisans or urban fighters, 

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To put An End to the Attacks

An Open Letter to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte Dear President Duterte: We, bishops in Mindanao, have gathered together in Cagayan de Oro City on March 25-26, 2019 for a conferential meeting with the Obispo Maximo. It is with a heavy heart that we write this open letter to you Mr. President. In the last six 

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STATEMENT: Alternative media outfits under attack fight back

Marking the anniversary of the first ever internet connection in the Philippines, alternative media outifts are fighting back as they filed a civil complaint for damages against two companies found by experts to be the source of the relentless cyber-attacks against their websites. “This is definitely a first and it will serve as a testament 

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Did the Left Enable Duterte’s Deadly Regime?

By Mong Palatino ManilaToday.com Our emphatic response is no, but some are flaunting the question as if the issue is already settled. That the Left is guilty of political opportunism by collaborating with the government of Rodrigo Duterte; that it shed its revolutionary credentials by joining Duterte’s Cabinet; and that it was already shamefully late 

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Social Commentary on Contemporary Issues

FILM REVIEW: Citizen Jake (2018) By Ysh Cabana Citizen Jake is the reclusive auteur Mike de Leon’s ‘comeback’ film in nearly two decades, which makes it a landmark in itself given the controversiesr surrounding it before its release in online streaming site Netflix. He is the same genius behind Kung Mangarap Ka’t Magising [Moments in 

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