“It is a huge suffering for the fishermen, especially for their families. If you have no money and your pots are empty, what will happen to you?”
“From the Mutual Defense Treaty which is not mutual, to the Visiting Forces Agreement which Filipinos are not in agreement with, and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement which enhances the Philippines as a US military compound, our country is always at the losing end.”
“If they cannot be released, then we appeal that they would be transferred to an accessible facility.”
“Aquino and his coco levy mafia are now on electoral fund-raising mode and are drooling to plunder the small coconut farmers’ money while they are still in power.”
Two indigenous peoples and peasants struggling for land are killed in the country every month.
A campaign committee calls for the release of peace consultant Adelberto Silva, Sharon Cabusao and Isidro de Lima, and for the resumption of talks between the Government of the Philippines and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Davao City mayor asks the state army and police "to always respect those who fight for their principles."
In the past five years, operations of military and paramilitary groups have killed, threatened, displaced indigenous communities and close down their schools.
Amid increased political killings in the Philippines, US-based civil society and advocacy organizations want the US Senate to put back restrictions on military aid to the country.
Tanduay workers have initiated a campaign to boycott Tanduay products and they are asking the people to support it.
“We appeal to the DOJ, no more delays, please.”
Leoncio “Kumander Parago” Pitao was being treated for diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hepatitis when soldiers of the 6th Scout Ranger Company, 2nd Scout Ranger Battalion peppered him with bullets on June 28 at around 2:30 p.m. in barangay Panalum, Paquibato district, Davao City.
“Glencore ultimately failed in the face of massive people’s resistance against foreign and large-scale mining.”
“Are these electoral candidates part of the rainbow? Are they going to stand up for LGBT rights as human rights and not as special rights?”
“He was shaking. He kept crying. It was clear to me that they underwent a sort of mental torture.”
Erlinda Cadapan and Concepcion Empeño, mothers of missing UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño, looked at the crowd of students and activists listening intently at the program and said, “They would have been among them today, resisting and fighting for the country.”
Last June 12, members of progressive groups held a protest action in front of the Chinese and US embassy. “We will not be caught in the claws of the Dragon nor the Eagle,” Bayan said in its statement.
Progressive groups pressed for President Benigno Aquino’s resignation at a rally in Manila last Friday. Marching from various points in Metro Manila, they converged at the historic Mendiola bridge where they sounded like they were, for the nth time, simply haranguing the chief executive for hours on end. Cynics said the event was nothing new […]
They do not smile as often as other children. They tell their visitors about the two-day trek from their forest communities under direct sun and drenching rain last January. They say they have never walked as far before. There were hardly roads in the 14 sitios (sub-villages) where they came from. A thousand of them […]
On International Women’s Day, women rights advocates and members of progressive groups called for the resignation of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s resignation.
Nanay Mameng, isang dula by Slidely Slideshow A new play that depicts the life and struggle of Carmen “Nanay Mameng” Deunida, a celebrated urban poor activist in the Philippines. Photos by JANESS ANN J. ELLAO
In this video, Justine Villeno, son of disappeared labor activist Ben Villeno, belies President Aquino’s promise of “daang matuwid” (straight path), saying that the government will not act in the interest of the kin and victims of human rights violations. Video and editing by Janess Ann J. Ellao
SONA ng Bayan did not only serve as a venue for various sectors to air their grievances toward the Aquino administration but also an opportunity for artists to showcase their talents for a cause.
In this video, Andrea Rosal demands justice for the death of her baby Diona Andrea. “I hope that you would join me in my fight. I hope children would no longer be victimized. I hope my baby would be the last to suffer this injustice.”