Month: September 2017

A letter of reassurance to my mother

Ni JOHN THIMOTY A. ROMERO Mother, I am very aware that my decision to teach in Mindanaoan mountains weakened not only yours, but of Dad’s and Lolo’s seemingly frail hearts. You’ve already visualized me in areas you thought were far greater than where I am today: studying abroad, high-paying universities, straight pursuit of post-graduate studies…

Photo slideshow: From Mendiola to Luneta, the deafening call: Never again!

In Manila, some 30,000 people gathered on Sept. 21 in a protest spearheaded by the Movement Against Related stories: Big, broad #LunetaRally delivers a resounding ‘Never again to Martial Law’ http://bit.ly/2xVQ6c3 In Mendiola, progressives vow to thwart Duterte’s attempts to return to dictatorship http://bit.ly/2fFvFpc In Davao, other cities, thousands rage against ‘tyranny’ http://bit.ly/2hmQnhb Follow us:…

Will Duterte declare Martial Law like Marcos?

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Talks about President Duterte declaring martial law this week became louder and sounded more urgent five days ago when the AFP (Agence France-Presse) came out with an article with the title “Philippines’ Duterte may declare martial law: defense chief.” This triggered alarm bells and the AFP article was posted by…