Local tribal leader Casamira Maniego, chair of their local organization Asosasyon ng Katutubong Mahawang, said 20 armed men were escorted by the local police arrived in their community earlier today, threatening the people’s barricade against the looming expansion of the New Clark City.
President Duterte may look like he is merely copying the atrocities of the Marcos dictatorship. But a deeper scrutiny shows the system that allowed the Marcos dictatorship to rise prevailed even after his ouster.
“…rather than give firefighters guns, it would be better if they are given better fire fighting equipment against forest and industrial fires.”
The National Union of Journalists in the Philippines (NUJP) described the SolGen’s move as an “obvious attempt to not only silence ABS-CBN but also those who opposed the government’s push to shut it down.”
LGBTQIA+ group Bahaghari condemned the said police operation, saying it “disgustingly reeks of discrimination and transphobia, and the invalidation of the gender identity of trans women.”
The Regional Peace and Order Council of Region 12 released an order for the closure of UCCP Haran.
Labor group Defend Job Philippines dubbed Gardiola’s announcement as “massacre” of livelihood of thousands of motor taxi drivers. An estimated 30,000 to 47,000 drivers will be affected.
Soriano attributed the killing to President Rodrigo Duterte’s Memorandum Order No. 32 that targets human and land rights activists in the provinces of Samar, Negros, and the Bicol region.
Out of the 4.1 trillion recently signed budget, P 16 B was appropriated for National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council or Calamity fund which is 20 percent lower from the P20 B last year.
House Bill 5259 is an act seeking to establish evacuation centers in two to three barangays that is “big enough to accommodate the target population, strong enough to withstand natural calamities and situated away from waters and landslide-prone areas.”
“The unprecedented Australian bush fires is the strongest warning yet that the impacts of climate change we thought we will be facing 20 or 50 years later is already a catastrophic reality today.”