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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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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