“Duterte ignored the calls of farmers to put a stop to the rice liberalization law, when its dreadful impacts on our livelihoods is very much evident, affecting consumers, government workers, small rice traders, and workers.”
Ora et Labora also pushes us to engage, take action, get out of our comfort zones and be in solidarity with movements that uphold human rights, women’s rights, children’s rights, and rights of those with diverse orientation.”
By DEE AYROSO
Today, Bulatlat looks back on the history of Valentine’s Day and why it’s a friendly reminder to show your love to your country too.
Both smile easily, laugh heartily. Rey is fond of thinking up his own jokes. Cora is the more serious type but her candid remarks would send Rey into laughter without her meaning to. Definitely a happy couple loving what they do. Cora’s late Inay once told her, how come you choose to be poor yet…
The plight of the Tacloban 5 is but the latest case in a deepening human rights crisis faced by people working to protect their lands, the environment, and our climate. The Philippines was declared the deadliest country in the world for environmental defenders in 2019.
“…the attempt to close down ABS-CBN is a direct attack against the shared freedom of all citizens, for silencing the network is similar to depriving the Filipino citizens of their source of news and information.”
Because what Parlade is doing is taking a page from Palparan’s, and Marcos’, and ultimately, the CIA’s playbook. He thinks that barbarity will result in fear, and thus compliance. He thinks that the way to curb legitimate dissent is by becoming an aswang; a murderer in the night, and desecrator of the flesh.
‘Obviously planted’: Groups assail filing of illegal possession of firearms, explosives vs. Tacloban 5
“We were shocked. If there were really guns or explosives there, these will surely be found in less obvious areas. That’s a no-brainer.”
“The arrest of the Tacloban 5 (us) through the Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police tanim ebidensya (planting of evidence) scheme is a manifestation that President Duterte’s administration and his cronies in the AFP in Eastern Visayas are trembling in fear because the legal activists, despite our young age and short experience just like what the AFP would say, did not fail to reach the grassroots.”
By RENAN ORTIZ