Month: August 2018

Philippine train wreck

LIVING in the Philippines has always been challenging and difficult for many Filipinos. But never since the Marcos dictatorship has it been more dangerous than today for Lumad, dissenters, women, human rights defenders and the poor. In response to life’s daily perils, some 20% of the population — or roughly 20 million men and women…

Continuing killings and intensifying war

After threatening to resign last week in an outburst of exasperation and claiming to be tired, he now says, “No, I will not resign!” Yes, he acknowledges that he wouldn’t be able to fulfill his campaign promises to end the long-festering problems of illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption even beyond his six-year term. He has…