“This is a very great concern for the CPJ and the international community, because the Philippines has long enjoyed a very robust free press. We are concerned that not a lot is being done to protect your (Filipino journalists) ability to work without fear of retribution, prosecution, and attack.”
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“It is not just an issue of poverty but also of the president’s intolerance of dissent.”
In its statement, the Svensson Foundation said Castro received the award for her “long-standing struggle to organize teachers and to fight for basic workers’ rights in the Philippines.”
Two urban poor activists who were forcibly disappeared on Saturday, April 13, were surfaced today in a police detention facility in Malolos, Bulacan.
Abducted community organizers were among the members of Kadamay who occupied the abandoned government housing in Pandi, Bulacan.
The Philippines has now embarked on import liberalization of its staple – a dangerous path not just for the country’s food security, but more importantly, for that elusive economic development.
“Today, we recall the sacrifices and heroism of Filipinos who fought foreign invaders in the Fall of Bataan. We reaffirm the need to defend Philippine sovereignty, sovereign rights and territorial integrity against any and all foreign occupation and intervention.”
The PCIJ published on April 3, “The Dutertes: Wealth Reveal & Riddles,” examining the statements, assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN) of the President, his son Paolo and daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio. The reports noted inconsistencies in the SALNs submitted by the three public officials to concerned government agencies.
“The horrific nature and extent of the victims’ wounds belie any claim that the force used against them was – by any stretch of the imagination – reasonable, and erodes the Philippine National Police’s credibility as to its claim that the killings were carried out under justifiable circumstances.”
In this report, we take a second look on the charges filed against IT companies IP Converge and Suniway Group of Companies. The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers provided legal assistance to the alternative media outfits.
They [policemen] pointed their guns at Djastin who raised his hands and said, “Huwag po. Huwag po.”