Local folks simultaneously do panag-aapoy (light a fire) on the graves of their departed relatives which gives a sight of bonfire across the cemetery. They believe that the fires give warmth and light to their departed loved ones. According to some community members, panag-aapoy is also a way of connecting to the souls of their ancestors.
Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas and information in any way they choose, without fear.
Karapatan called the raids part of a “full-blown crackdown on activists and red-tagged legal organizations.”
“We know that this can’t be solved overnight. But we only ask for consideration for the sick and the elderly.” By LILY DELA CRUZ Bulatlat.com MANILA – There are no more kubols or shanties inside the Maximum Security Compound of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) in Muntinlupa City, but many prisoners were left out with…
“We will die fighting against the dam project. We will not leave our communities.”
The 4Ps program was supposed to provide youths like Eugene the opportunity to fulfill their dreams and help lift their families from poverty. But another government program, the antidrug campaign, has dimmed those hopes.
At least one in five victims of drug-related killings in Metro Manila in 2016 and 2017 were beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).
Kabataan Partylist Cebu pointed out that this is the right time to review Cebu’s environmental policies as government pushes the purported ASEAN-backed Mega Cebu Vision 2050.
“He stood for human rights, good governance, and national sovereignty.”
Karapatan-Southern Mindanao fears that the defense budget would be used to bomb more communities, rather than to defend the country’s territorial defense against China’s incursion.
“I urge the lawyers here to continue genuinely fighting for the people. Ben would always say there is nothing wrong with organizing and there is nothing wrong in defending the oppressed.”