Salary increases for soldiers, police, but not for teachers, government employees

“Civilian employees will be left far behind by their armed counterparts although they have similar, even higher qualifications, or have spent equal, even more years in government service.”

Paskuhang Bakwit | Lumad, Manila-based students call to end martial law in Mindanao, food blockade

MANILA — Christmas is just around the corner and in the spirit of giving, students from different schools in Metro Manila came together on Dec. 20 to bring Christmas cheer for more than 100 Lumad children who are staying at the UP Diliman Stud Farm in Quezon City. The Lumad children have been in the…

Youth’s message to Duterte: human rights abuses breed resistance

By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat MANILA –Amid the worsening human rights situation under President Duterte, the youth also coe under attack, ranging from death threats against youth activists, to the food blockade of soldiers in Lumad communities. But today’s youth have not wavered as they continue on the path taken by the people their…

Activists tell Duterte: ‘Change lies in the youth’

By BULATLAT MANILA — “Our hope lies in the idealism and activism of the youth.” This is the response of progressive youth group Anakbayan in President Duterte’s statement that the Leftists youths are laying down their lives for “ideologies that don’t have anything to contribute.” Duterte made the statement during his speech in Pampanga this…

LIST | 17 women victims of political killings under Duterte

The following are documented cases of women killed by suspected state forces or paramilitary groups around the country under President Duterte’s administration. The youngest victim was a 20-year-old pregnant Lumad from Bukidnon. Most are leaders or members of peasant groups, and were slain with their respective husbands. More than half of the victims were from…