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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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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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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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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47 years after Martial Law declaration, Marcoses ‘still have no shame’

While victims of human rights abuses won the class suit in the US Federal court in Hawaii against the Marcoses and received compensation, the Marcoses have not been punished for their crimes. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA – Danilo dela Fuente, 70, fumes in anger every time he sees Imelda Marcos and her children 

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Life under Martial Law

By Elfren S. Cruz Around three and a half years ago, I wrote a column depicting life under martial law through six Filipino novels recommended by Karina Bolasco who was then publisher of Anvil Books. Since then campaigns to revise the history of the truths about the martial law regime of the Marcos family have 

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Teach your kids to #NeverForget: children’s books about Martial Law

According to MomCenter Philippines, in order for children to remember the most meaningful events in our history, the teaching needs to come from parents. Start with giving the kids a picture of what life used to be under the dictatorship of the late kleptocrat Ferdinand Marcos and the reason why people were so eager to 

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Why Negros?

By Rosario Guzman IBON.org (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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