Why Negros?

By Rosario Guzman (This article was originally published in the January-March 2019 issue of the Karapatan Monitor at the heels of a spate of killings of farmers and rights defenders in Negros) All over the Philippines, 207 peasants have already been killed as of March 31 since the start of the Duterte administration – 

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Graphic: Michael Villanueva

Probing the invisible multi-billion ‘black budget’

Marjohara Tucay Altermidya Intelligence: This is what the Duterte administration apparently wants to increase next year. Or so reveals the 2020 proposed national budget. Next year, the Office of the President is seeking to almost double the budget of its intelligence and confidential funds, for a combined total of P4.5 billion (US$86.7 million), from the 

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Hinggil sa panununog ng PW print issues sa Pandi, Bulacan

Pinoy Weekly/PinoyMedia Center Itinuturing ito bilang bahagi ng tumitinding klima ng panunupil at pasismo sa bansa, kung saan sinumang nagiging kritikal sa nasa kapangyarihang rehimen ay sinusupil, tinatakot at dinadahas. Itinuturing namin ang nabalitang pagsunog sa libu-libong kopya ng Pinoy Weekly na nakalagak sa subscriber naming komunidad ng mga maralitang nag-okupa ng tiwangwang na pampublikong 

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Pagsunog sa planta ng Abante, kinundena

Mariing kinundena ng pamunuan ng Abante News Group at iba’t ibang grupo ng mamamahayag ang ginawang pag-atake at pagsunog ng apat na armadong kalalakihan sa planta ng pahayagan sa Parañaque City, ngayong Lunes ng madaling araw. Ayon sa pamunuan ng Abante, ala-una ng madaling araw nang puwersahang salakayin ng mga armadong saspek na nakamaskara ang 

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REBYU: Mabini, marubdob Ito ang pagtatanghal na kailangan sa ating panahon. Una naming pinanuod ang Mabining Mandirigma, steampunk musical ng Tanghalang Pilipino, noong 2015. Sa pagtatanghal na ito, si Delphine Buencamino ang gumanap sa pangunahing karakter, ang bayani ng unang rebolusyong Pilipino na si Apolinario Mabini. Nakamamangha si Delphine (pati na rin si Arman Ferrer at ang 

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Tributes pour for ‘rare ally,’ environment defender Gina Lopez

By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA – Progressive groups have expressed their deepest condolences over the death of environmental defender and philanthropist Gina Lopez, who, in her stint as cabinet secretary on the environment acted with urgency against destructive mining and social justice. “Generations of indigenous peoples have defended ancestral lands against the encroachment 

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Does Año’s push for anti-subversion law revival differentiate activists with placards from revolutionaries with guns? Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año called for the revival of the anti-subversion law to counter the recruitment of communist rebels among Filipino youth. “We wish to emphasize that our proposal to revive the Anti-Subversion Law is only for members of the [Communist Party of the Philippines]-[New People’s Army]-[National Democratic 

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By Erika Cruz, Kabataan Partylist 2nd Nominee

Duterte and AFP’s whole-of-nation, Oplan Kapanatagan, drug war and vilification of youth activism—pure cowardice

By Erika Cruz December 2018, Pres. Rodrigo Duterte signed Executive Order 70, institutionalizing the “whole-of-nation approach” to supposedly address the internal armed conflict in the Philippines. The joint AFP-PNP counterinsurgency program, which succeeds Oplan Kapayapaan and now goes by the name Oplan Kapanatagan, and by which the whole-of-nation approach gains traction, aims to use 

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Another Lumad farmer gunned down in Bukidnon province

DAVAO CITY–A Lumad farmer was killed in a town in Bukidnon province on Friday, Aug. 9, a Lumad group reported. Kalumbay, a region-wide organization of indigenous people, identified the victim as Alex Lacay, 34, in an urgent alert released Saturday, Aug.10 morning. Lacay was gunned down at around 4 p.m. in sitio Pag-asa, barangay Salawagan, 

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PCIJ REPORT: More bad machines found

Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) REPORT Problematic machines may be as high as 70 percent of 32,000 units deployed — NAMFREL May 2019 Elections: Fraud-free? Fault-free? By Karol Ilagan A DISASTROUS mess. That, in a nutshell, is the picture painted by field reports obtained by PCIJ from poll watchdogs National Citizens’ Movement for Free 

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