Month: April 2017

HR violations, impunity persist under Duterte

Just ten months in office and after announcing that “Change is coming!” the Duterte government appears bound to be lumped up with its predecessor administrations and indicted before the international community for continued human rights violations and worsening impunity. Yes, that’s how it looks based on the summary presentation in a media briefing last Thursday…

Class act

Fear more than envy drives much of the media and the middle class��� insult-laden rants and self-righteous outrage over the occupation of idle National Housing Authority (NHA) housing projects in Bulacan by the urban poor group Kadamay (Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap — literally, gathering of mutually supportive poor). Even the news reports in the corporate…