Opinion & Analysis

By Bishop Rex B. Reyes, Jr.

A Tribute and a Statement

Woke up to a grey, overcast morning. . . on the verge of raindrops. The sun is hidden from view. The morning sky mourns for you, Randy Malayao, peace advocate and example of uprightness. And I do, too – most grievously. Your death in the hands of a gunman, in a bus in the middle 

Posted 5 months ago by

Venezuela-rally in vancouver

Who Needs Elections? Ask the U.S. about the government your country should have

By Nino Pagliccia Would anybody reading this article want to appoint him/herself as prime minister of Canada in front of a friendly crowd? All you need to say is that you don’t recognize the elected prime minister as legitimate. I asked that question to a crowd at a rally organized to affirm the sovereignty of 

Posted 5 months ago by

image_1478494875_26594295

Children in PH as Crime Scapegoats

By Carlos H. Conde Human Rights Watch The Philippine government is one step closer to prosecuting young children as adults, a key plank in President Rodrigo Duterte’s abuse-ridden anti-crime campaign. On Monday, a congressional committee approved a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility from 15 to 9. If the Senate makes good on 

Posted 6 months ago by

smic-web-june-19-2017_C8F254E6CA564229BA0109B43DB279B6

Kuwentong #SM

Ni Dimple Paz-Bonganay Nagpunta ako sa mall at bumili sa SM supermarket. Habang nakapila at nag-aantay para bayaran ang pinamili, nagflashback sa akin ang lahat ng mga nangyari noong nagtatrabaho pa ako sa SM Supermarket bilang isang cashier. Madami na akong pinasukang trabaho para lang mai-survive ko ang pag aaral ko, pinakahuli ang SM sa 

Posted 6 months ago by

Alpha-the-Right-to-Kill-424x576

MOVIE REVIEW: Alpha, The Right to Kill (2018)

By Philbert Dy Letterboxd.com It begins and ends with disclaimers. The one at the start tells us that the movie isn’t meant to malign the police, and that fixing corruption starts with us. The one at the end tells is the standard “any similarity to real persons is purely coincidental” line, the movie making sure, 

Posted 6 months ago by

PPCO-Celebrating-Peoples-Resistance_poster_01042019

Resistance, unity and hope: A look-back at the year 2018

By Renato Reyes Jr. Bulatlat.com Lets’ take a brief review of the events and actions that shaped the year 2018. It was undoubtedly a year of fierce resistance, unity and unshakeable hope. We pay tribute to all those who made sacrifices in defense of our rights and freedoms. We celebrate the big and small victories 

Posted 6 months ago by

P8_Balangiga-Bells

Balangiga bells must ring for genuine independence

By Padre Dionito M. Cabillas ManilaToday.net Surely, Filipinos joyously received the Balangiga bells from its colonial master, the United States of America (U.S.). Many opinions and reflections had been shared in public about the Balangiga bells. What is the significance of the return of the Balangiga bells? Have Filipinos been emancipated from U.S. domination now 

Posted 6 months ago by

on-sionil-joses-theoretically-correct-but-historically-wrong-opinion-on-the-revolution-jan-4-2019_33BAC6B890D54278B75341B4654757F7

On Sionil Jose’s theoretically correct but historically wrong take on the revolution

By Regletto Aldrich Imbong Rappler.com In a commentary published by the Philippine Star last December 28, 2018, F. Sionil Jose argued the non-necessity of being a communist in making a revolution. In this article, he discussed 4 correct points. First, that our country, “tyrannized by a corrupt political system,” needs a revolution, from way before 

Posted 6 months ago by

Parliament

Shut out of Canadian Parliament… again

The Trudeau Liberals could have chosen to replace the late Filipino-Canadian Senator Enverga with another Filipino or Filipina Liberal Senator. But the Filipino-Canadian community gets shut out of another Parliament – again. Our beloved Sen Enverga’s Senate seat will not be replaced with another Filipino-Canadian By José Victor ‘Jayvee’ Salameña The Federal Liberals enamored us 

Posted 7 months ago by

migrante-canada

Intensify fight against forced migration and commodification of migrants

MIGRANTE CANADA ON INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY Migrants around the world cannot be blinded by another futile move masquerading as a tool to protect migrant rights and migration around the world. On December 11, 164 states around the world including Canada adopted The Global Compact for a Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, under the auspices of 

Posted 7 months ago by