“Tolentino and his LP cohorts committed an act most offensive to women and insulting to the public. If these are the kind of leaders who have the gall to run for office in next year's elections, we must not let them win.”
Even as the grief and rage over the spate of killings in Surigao del Sur has yet to wane, another Lumad activist was slain in the neighboring province of Agusan del Sur.
"Women's supposed domination of small and medium scale businesses do not prove inclusiveness and gender equality."
“This is an effort and initiative of the local farmers’ organization who wished to have a secondary school near them to cater farmers and indigenous peoples.”
The mothers of the two missing UP students suspect “The Butcher” is seeking acquittal through a senate seat.
“Is the CHR serious with its intention to get to the roots of the problems of the Lumad evacuees?”
“Not doing so will only paint a picture that the capture of the Reyes brothers under Justice Secretary Leila De Lima is a mere publicity stunt.”
“I do not understand why the military is attacking our schools. They do not know its impact on our community.”
The GPH should respect previously signed agreements especially the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL).
“Joblessness has become more widespread, wages have become more depressed, contractualization has become more rampant, and trade-union rights have become more repressed. Juan and Juana dela Cruz became poorer and more frequently hungry.”
Like their students, the young teachers of Alcadev are just as afraid and traumatized. But the tragedy was the crucible that strengthened their resolve to continue to serve and teach the Lumad youth.
“Principles, not plunder. Platform, not personality.”
“Palawan has 17 key biodiversity areas, two World Heritage sites, and virtually the whole province – consisting of 1,780 islands – is a virtual protected area, protected by so many laws.”
“All we want is for our children to know how to read, write and have a better life ahead of them. The Lumad took a stand to protect the environment and give our children education but they don’t want us to do that. The government and the capitalists want us to remain uneducated, primitive and weak.”
Progressives say APEC 2015 in the Philippines is just a costly gathering of government leaders to forge agreements that would further impoverish the masses of people in the Asia Pacific region.
In spite of military denials of links with paramilitary groups, Army soldiers and the paramilitary group Alamara continue to hold sway in southern Mindanao.
“We will fight for this, because we do not want others to be victimized.”
Do the lump sum allocations in the 2016 national budget have a “special purpose?”
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