Philippines

Mary Jane Veloso

Spare the peddled, punish the peddlers

Statement by the National Union of People’s Lawyers on the case of overseas Filipino worker Mary Jane Veloso We believe it is quite politically palatable to plead for the life of one of the poor Filipinos whose ill fates made President Duterte say in exasperation, “My God, I hate drugs.” Is it not because of 

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Lumad evacuees’ return home signals rebuilding of alternative schools

The ​Educators’ Forum for Development (EfD), a network of 100 schools nationwide advocating transformative education, commended the more than 2,000 Lumad evacuees on the reclaiming of their homes and ancestral land in Bgy. Diatagon, Lianga, Surigao del Sur. The group said that this also signifies initial steps towards the rebuilding of Lumad alternative schools and continuation 

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Arte Botanica: ‘Piging’ as homage and thanksgiving

By Ed Maranan MANILA—During this year’s celebration of International Earth Day, an art exhibit entitled Arte Botanica: ‘Piging’ opened in Quezon City, and ran for several months. It was an art show one could visit again and again, a veritable feast (piging) of works paying homage to Nature, and in thanksgiving for the bounty that 

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Duterte reminds US of Bud Dajo massacre

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte was referring to the killing of 600 Moro people by American soldiers in 1906 when he said Monday, September 5, that the United States has not even apologized to the Philippines for its atrocities during the turn of the century. Duterte spewed out a tirade of historical extra-judicial killings when asked by 

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Bato-bato sa langit

Bato-bato sa langit, tamaan ay huwag magagalit. Nabastusan po ba kayo sa aming Pangulo? Pasensiya na po at nakapagmura. Posibleng: 1. Hindi naturuan ng good manners and right conduct ng mga Thomasites na padala ng Amerika. Hindi nasakop ng colonial miseducation, ika nga ni Constantino. 2. Masama ang gising. Baka binangunot dahil minulto ng isang 

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Peasant leader killed in Isabela

MANILA – A peasant leader was shot dead in Isabela province today, the fifth peasant victim killed in as many days. In a statement, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) condemned the killing of Ariel Diaz, chairperson of the Danggayan Dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela (DAGAMI), who was shot dead by three armed men at 8 

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‘Stop the killings,’ anti-EJK group demands

By Chantal Eco, Manila Today “We unite to demand an end to the killings in the name of war on drugs. Justice and due process must be upheld,” said Mary Queen Shelsy Paño, spokesperson of Stop The Killings Network. The network was formed to call against extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, reportedly reaching almost 2,000 

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NDF Chief Political Consultant Joma Sison signs the agreements forged during Oslo talks. 
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A ceasefire, an Amnesty Proclamation and a new round of talks

After more than half a decade of impasse, the first round of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) ended with the two parties agreeing on all six points in their agenda. “The Joint Statement that you are about to sign 

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CPP, NPA ‘celebrate’ resumption of formal talks, declare 7-day unilateral ceasefire

DAVAO CITY — The Communist Party of the Philippines and the National Operational Command of the New People’s Army issued a unilateral declaration of a seven-day ceasefire that will take effect starting Sunday, August 21. In a statement on Friday evening, August 19 the CPP said its Central Committee and the NPA declared the unilateral 

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Tiamzons freed on bail

By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com (Updated 4:30 p.m.) MANILA — National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultants Wilma Tiamzon and Benito Tiamzon have been released on bail this morning. The Tiamzons were welcomed by supporters as they walked out of the Philippine National Police Custodial Center at Camp Crame, Quezon City. Yesterday,PNP Custodial jail 

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