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Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison at 75: There is no sitting back for revolutionaries

Prof. Jose Ma. Sison's latest book is indispensable to understanding why and how, under the leadership of the CPP, the Filipino people and their revolutionary forces successfully fought and defeated the US-instigated fascist dictatorship of Marcos.

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Melissa Roxas, a US citizen survivor of abduction and torture Supports Burgos family and other families of desaparecidos

As a survivor of abduction by the Philippine military in 2009, my heart went out to the Burgos family after I heard the favourable news of the Philippine Court of Appeals ruling last week on the case...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

They wanted food, not fame

Letter to the Editor January 17, 2013 The more than 5,000 protesters in a previous 12-hour barricade in Montevista, Compostela Valley last January 15 were not there for fame. They wanted to live. The Philippine Army’s spokesperson...

Monday, December 31st, 2012

New Year’s wish of college editors: New Year’s Resolution for Pres. Aquino

The following are some of college editors’ proposed 2013 New Year’s Resolution for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, as compiled by the College Editors’ Guild of the Philippines (CEGP) national office: More prudent spending. The government should monitor...

Friday, December 14th, 2012

Some notes on people’s culture and the International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners

By ERICSON ACOSTA Political Prisoner Despite the grim reality of imprisonment, I have not, as of yet, been condemned to a total state of ignorance as far as current efforts of various committed art and cultural groups...

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Open letter of Filipino groups in Canada to Canadian PM Harper

On the occasion of PM Stephen Harper’s State Visit to the Philippines 9 November 2012 Dear Mr. Harper, As Filipino Canadians with strong ties to our home country, we follow closely and with much interest your visit...

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Statement of UP Kilos Na on the 101st UP Diliman Commencement Exercises

22 April 2012 When they’ve tortured and scared you for twenty odd years / Then they expect you to pick a career / When you can’t really function you’re so full of fear / A working class...

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

The Force of Relevance

For the Class 2012 of the University of the Philippines Congress of Teachers/Educators for Nationalism and Democracy- University of the Philippines (CONTEND-UP) 22 April 2012 The question has never been whether or not a UP graduate will...

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Siblings send birthday greetings to missing activist James Balao

James Balao, a member of the Cordillera People’s Alliance (CPA) has been missing since September 17, 2008, the day he was abducted by suspected state security forces in La Trinidad, Benguet. Below is the letter written by...

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

PH, China both accountable for biodiversity protection in Scarborough Shoal

LETTER TO THE EDITOR April 18, 2012 This is to clarify the issue of illegal wildlife poaching that sparked the stand-off between the Philippine and Chinese state forces in the heavily contested Scarborough Shoal. It should be...

Monday, March 26th, 2012

On Mobile Journalism and Social Networking

By Allyn V. Baldemor Online social networks mobilized hours after Noemi Lagman, 21, was reported to have been missing January 6, 2010. The student of Asia Pacific College Magallanes left her house in Multinational Village in Paranaque...

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