“The government’s failure in the early stages of the trial to provide Pawa with a lawyer made an unfavorable verdict possible.”
Day: January 25, 2017
“National minorities – 24 lumad from the Manobo tribe and some Calagan Moros were also exploited to work for a measly P9.46 a day – the same paltry sum that the Cojuangco-Aquinos gave their ‘stockholders’ 12 years ago.”
A week before the global celebration of Human Rights Day in 2016, various people’s organizations in the Philippines conducted a solidarity fasting campaign to press for the release of 400 political prisoners. In response, a government peace negotiator described the action as counterproductive and that it is putting undue pressure to President Rodrigo Duterte. Never…
For those of us who are committed social justice activists or organizers, the sheer scale of this march was awe-inspiring.