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Lumad youth demand halt to environment plunder

By John Aaron Mark Macaraeg Bulatlat.com MANILA — Hazel Grace or Bebang to her friends, 16 years old, travelled all the way from Talaingod, Davao del Norte to join the Global Climate Strike’s week-long protests at the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Her community, which lies in the Pantaron mountain ranges, has been home 

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Cancel registration of ‘rebellious’ party-list groups? Not so fast — Comelec’s Guanzon

MANILA, Philippines – National security officials may want the poll body to cancel the registration of party-list groups with supposed links to the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), but for Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Rowena Guanzon, it’s not as easy as simply giving an order. In a Senate hearing on electoral reforms and 

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Duterte admin banning aid to hide human rights violations

By IBON Media Research group IBON, a member of the multisectoral network AidWatch, said that the Duterte administration is stopping talks on new official development assistance (ODA) from 18 countries as part of its efforts to hide the worsening domestic human rights situation. This includes Spain which is supporting the Commission on Human Rights (CHR). 

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Why the climate strike is a social justice issue

By Rosario Guzman IBON.org First of a two-part series (Note: As this article goes to press, one of the Philippine groups organizing for the global climate strike is under surveillance by State security forces and has received reports of an impending raid on their headquarters.) Around the globe on September 20, the youth are leading 

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Niyurakan, pinagtaksilan

Ni Silay Lumbera PinoyWeekly.org Kawawang Pilipinas. Balewala sa gobyernong Duterte ang ating soberanya sa harap ng nakakasilaw na salapi ng mga Tsino. Malaon nang larangan ng tunggalian ang West Philippine Sea (WPS) para sa Pilipinas at China—kapwa mga bansang may nakatayang malaking interes sa pinaglalabanang teritoryo. Hamon ng pagtindig at pagtatanggol sa teritoryong dagat at 

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Kalaban, hindi kakampi

Editoryal By Pinoy Weekly Traydor, taksil, tuta. Ang mga salitang ito ang eksaktong magsasalarawan kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte kaugnay ng pagharap nito sa usapin ng pagtatanggol ng mga teritoryo ng Pilipinas laban sa panghihimasok ng China. Bago maganap ang ika-limang pagbisita nito sa China, ipinagmayabang ni Pangulong Duterte na igigiit nito kay President Xi Jinping 

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Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2019 sa sandaantaon

By Manila Today Staff Idinaos ng Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) sa ikatlong pagkakataon ang Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino (PPP) noong Setyembre 13-19. Sa ikatlong taon ng PPP, 11 pelikulang may ganap na haba ang kalahok sa pista na eklusibong ipinalalabas sa mga sinehan sa loob ng isang linggo. Pito sa mga ito 

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Kapatid din natin sila: rebyu ng ‘The Panti Sisters’

FILM REVIEW: The Panti Sisters By Angerica Villanueva Literal na hagalpak sa tawa ang daranasin habang pinapanood ang pelikulang The Panti Sisters ni Jun Robles Lana. Halata naman sa trailer pa lang ay ibibigay nito ang komedyang patok sa mga manonood. Paano ba naman ay maraming bagay dito ang nakarerelate sa lipunang Pilipino, lalo na 

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Philippines in UN list of anti-civil society, activist countries

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines, whose relations with international bodies have turned sour, has been listed among 48 countries that registered a rising retaliation against civil society groups and human rights defenders who have been cooperating with the United Nations. The UN Human Rights Office said it has been receiving numerous information on intimidation and 

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Martial law activists pass on the torch of struggle to today’s youth

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – Veterans of martial law have passed on the torch of struggle against tyranny to the youth of today during a protest action, Sept. 20 at the Rizal Park. Carol Araullo, chairperson of Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) and student activist in the ’70s, said in Filipino, “We are 

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