“If he [President Duterte] really wants to release political prisoners, he could do so. By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Since December 3, Maria Ortiz, 73, has been keeping vigil at the foot of Chino Roces (formerly Mendiola) bridge. From three days, she has been skipping meals, eating rice only on Dec. 6 upon…
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It would be more beneficial not just for workers but also for the entire economy if it would prohibit contractualization.
“Drug users should be saved, not executed.” By RONALYN V. OLEA MANILA — Wearing a black veil, 45-year-old Myrna (not her real name) joined a protest in front of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) demanding a stop to drug-related killings this morning, Dec. 5. Myrna’s eldest son was killed in the early…
“He was really hoping he would be released. His dream came true indeed. His handcuffs had been removed only that he’s inside a coffin now.” — Choan, daughter of Bernabe Ocasla
Teachers protest the delay in the release of their performance-based bonuses.
The dismissal of union leaders and brutal demolition of strikers’ picket line or picket protest camp has become a familiar story across the country in recent years.
“The policies that would likely bring the people’s desired change would begin only if Duterte scrapped the neoliberal policies adopted by his predecessors and now by his economic team.”
“We will not allow the torch to be extinguished. We will hold it high until our last breath.”
“Marcos may already be dead, but his legacy of contractualization, cheap labor, no-union no-strike policy, killings, abductions, illegal arrests, torture, militarization of peasant and Lumad communities, and much more are still alive and continues to oppress Filipino workers and people.”
“Healing cannot be imposed by one man,” the petitioners, who were Martial Law victims, said. “It cannot be imposed by the Marcos family. Sadly, it cannot be imposed even by this Honorable Court.”
“In taking Duterte to task for having allowed a hero’s burial for Marcos, we are challenging him to stand for our people’s deepest feelings. We challenge him to break free of the Marcoses.”