Some 200 students stormed the UP Board of Regents meeting in a protest Aug. 25.
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Soldiers from the 54th Infantry Battalion (IB), likely augmented by other units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), are reportedly intensifying rather than ceasing military operations in the north.
“The ongoing killings by law enforcers in the name of the war on drugs and without due process, is not any different from what the police and military under Jovito Palparan, Arroyo and Aquino did to activists and media workers who criticized government.”
“The case of Pajalla is a concrete representation that the remnants of the previous regimes’ fascist counterinsurgency programs still remain in the Duterte administration.”
“The peasants of Southern Tagalog call on the Duterte administration, and to Quezon Governor (David) Suarez to immediately release Antonio Pajalla.”
“If we offer our lives to a cause, it must be up to the very end.”
“We must assert our territorial integrity through stronger diplomatic relations with a vast array of countries, and not solely the US.”
Many urban poor pin their hopes on President Duterte’s plan to improve the country.
‘Fighting for workers’ rights is not a crime. No worker should be jailed for exercising his rights.’
“It is a reprehensible, premeditated act designed to preempt the peace negotiations that clearly exposes the innate warmongering character of the AFP which continues to kowtow the AFP-US Aquino’s fascist Oplan Bayanihan,” Rubi del Mundo, spokesperson of NDF-Southern Mindanao Region, said.
Teachers who wanted to remain in the college would be rehired as contractual employees to teach in senior high school with lower salaries and less benefits.