“Red-tagging puts humanitarian and development workers in grave danger of being harassed by state forces while delivering aid to disaster-stricken communities.”
“We hope the Vice-President can speak with the families of drug war victims, human rights lawyers, social workers and many others who can explain the legal flaws and utterly problematic framework of the current ‘drug war,’ so that she can work towards stopping the killings of poor people.”
“No one can deny its major contributions to Christian unity, the promotion of God’s word and the proclamation of God’s reign.”
“Urban poor advocates are not spared in this widespread crackdown against progressive organizations. We have to be even more vigilant.”
“The assailants may be faceless and nameless, but no other entity is responsible for the violence against our teachers except this administration.” — ACT Teachers Rep. France Castro
“It is worth noting that this attack comes at a time when teachers have been growing in strength and uniting en masse for a substantial salary increase.”
“General Albayalde must be held accountable, along with those implicated in cases of corruption, under this war against drugs, which have been proven to be as a failure, bogus, and deceptive.”
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“It is not easy to see your patients suffering. Our profession demands that we provide holistic care.”
The group noted that the so-called fact-finding team formed by the Education department did not even visit any of the 54 campuses.
But it seems that the train breakdown and what appears to be a mass transportation crisis are here to stay. LRT officials said our station will not resume its operations in at least nine grueling months. It is the news that will change my life and the lives of more than 220,000 other passengers.
The group estimates that the government will displace more than half a million urban poor families by 2020 to give way for its infrastructure projects. This, Kadamay said, makes the Duterte administration as the “biggest violators of housing rights of the urban poor.”