Tags: Kadamay

First Person | Si Karletz, ang bundok na di mapapatag

“Basta aksyon, Bad yon” tawa naming lahat. Siguro nga, kung si Ka Bea, bilang chairperson ang ‘nanay’ ng organisasyon, si Ka Inday iyung tita mong makulit, si Karlets naman ang inabutan kong tito na ‘bad boy’ ng kilusan ng maralitang lungsod. Hindi dahil pasaway siya o mahirap pakisamahan, pero dahil may taglay lang siyang swabeng angas na maganda kasama mapakwentuhan, sa init ng pagtuligsa sa bulok na gobyerno, at syempre sa pagharap sa masa.

Framing poverty

Letter to the Editor April 4, 2020 Much as we thank our friends in the media for highlighting the reality of uncertainty, some suggestions should be made in reporting the plight of the urban poor amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Feel-good stories that highlight resiliency help sell more papers, provide higher broadcast ratings and generate more…

‘Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan’ exposes plight of Filipino people

Urban poor group Kadamay led the “Kalbaryo ng Mamamayan” to highlight the plight of Filipinos on Friday, April 12. In this year’s kalbaryo, five stations were set up to discuss the struggles of urban poor families facing eviction threats, issues of sovereignty, land reform, tyranny and drug-related killings, and several policies deemed as anti-poor such…