The official narrative leaves much to be explained about how and why the conflict started and was fought the way it was, causingas it did, mass evacuation and the destruction of the city.
Category: Politics & Governance
“This Congress is a joke. An important matter as amendments to the Constitution was railroaded, interpellations were abruptly stopped, and the period of debate disregarded.”
“Federalism is just a smokescreen for cha-cha.”
“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.”
“Whether the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao is rooted in fear, fancy, or plain and simple malevolence, its effects on people’s rights, lives and liberties are all too real.”
“This is an unfortunate development in our work for peace. Never before have we all reached this far in our negotiations with (the CPP/NPA/NDFP).”
“Quality and free irrigation service, that is part of a comprehensive and accelerated irrigation development program, will contribute to the advancement of local agriculture.”
Fisherfolk group decries Duterte’s ‘criminal negligence’ as Chinese fortifies military base in Kagitingan Reef
“Our winning in the case filed before the international tribunal has been disregarded not only by China but by the Philippine government itself.”
“One year and a half, hundreds of broken promises and fourteen thousand drug-related deaths since Duterte took oath, the biggest surprise is that we’re no longer surprised with what’s going on.”
Resolving the drug problem; curbing corruption; peace talks; an independent foreign policy; and concern for the plight of the poor and the ordinary masa fired up the imagination and hope of the electorate.
But now, in what direction does the wind blow?
“We fear that the President wants to use martial law to escalate his bloody anti-illegal drug and counterinsurgency campaigns, crack down on dissent and intimidate the public into submission.’