Stop the attacks in Negros

An Open Letter to Pres. Rodrigo Duterte Lift Memorandum Order #32 Mr. President, The Canada Philippines Solidarity for Human Rights (CPSHR) vehemently condemns as reports of killings on Negros island continue to pour in. Mr. President, on November 22, 2018, you signed Memorandum Order No.32 to “suppress lawless violence” in Negros, Samar, and Bicol against 

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Kristin Lim of Radyo Lumad

POOLED EDITORIAL: Hands off alternative media!

On the Attacks vs Brandon Lee of Nordis, Kristin Lim of Radyo Lumad Altermidya Network condemns the recent attacks on our colleagues based in Ifugao and in Bukidnon. On August 6, Brandon Lee, correspondent for Northern Dispatch, was shot by unidentified gunmen in front of his home in Lagawe, Ifugao He is seriously wounded and 

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Brandon Lee

Journalist shot, seriously injured

By Kimberly Ngabit-Quitasol Northern Dispatch BAGUIO CITY— A human rights defender and journalist was shot in front of his house around 6:00 p.m. today, August 6 in Lagawe town in Ifugao province. According to the Cordillera Human Rights Alliance (CHRA), Brandon Lee was immediately brought to the hospital. Lee works as a paralegal volunteer with 

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Atty. Anthony Trinidad, 
one of two lawyers killed 
Photo grabbed from Facebook

Stop the killings!

By Ronalyn V. Olea We dread receiving yet another news of extrajudicial killing from human rights groups. The level of killings in Negros alone is reminiscent of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo days. During the height of Arroyo’s counterinsurgency program Oplan Bantay Laya, at least two activists were killed each week. At the end of her term, 

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Bong Go

IBON: Davao businessmen may be benefiting from Duterte admin’s infra program

By IBON Media Amid government hype of its Build, Build, Build program, research group IBON noted that there has been a conspicuous increase in public infrastructure spending in the Davao region that seems to have favored Davao-based businessmen. The group observed that close allies of the president have benefited from the government spending surge by 

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It is offending China, not war, that Pres. Duterte is avoiding – IBON

By IBON Media Research group IBON said that Pres. Duterte’s stance on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue, as expressed in his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA), is not about avoiding war with China, but is about avoiding offending the Chinese government and losing all its promised funds. Last July 22, Pres. Duterte 

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Pres. Duterte

Duterte’s Midterm: Change for the worse

(IBON 2019 Midyear Birdtalk Briefing Paper economic situation highlights) The country’s slowing economy, and worsening jobs crisis and poverty disputes the Duterte administration’s hype of economic gains. IBON said that this is bound to worsen if the Duterte administration continues unopposed on its current neoliberal trajectory wherein the interests of big foreign and local business 

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“In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

National Dengue Epidemic idineklara

By Doris Franche, Joy Cantos MANILA–Nagdeklara na ang Department of Health (DOH) ng National Dengue Epidemic sa gitna ng patuloy na pagtaas ng kaso ng sakit sa buong bansa. “In response to the DOH, we are declaring a national dengue epide­mic,” pahayag ni National Disaster Rick Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Chairman at Defense 

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Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin                          (Photo from ABS-CBN News)

Mother of a child vaccinated with Dengvaxia asks Garin: “Nakakatulog pa ba kayo sa gabi?”

By Nathan Singson Former Secretary of the Department of Health (DOH) Janette Garin was asked if she could sleep at night by a mother of child vaccinated with the controversial anti-Dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia, in a Senate committee probe. The 3.5 billion peso purchase of Dengvaxia that was distributed in national scale to several schools 

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‘Protest art’ shines in this year’s #UnitedPeopleSONA

“Visual progressive art is important in protest actions like these. It expresses more clearly our calls.” By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO MANILA — From jellyfish to fishing boats to a real-life Ursula, protesters squeezed their creative juices at an entirely new level at this year’s United People’s SONA as they came up with props 

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