The peasantry may have found an ally in the President, but they know where lies their true strength in struggle.
By RENAN ORTIZ
“Socioeconomic reforms that will benefit the people is the most compelling reason for the peace talks to continue.”
“Only the courts which granted NDFP consultants temporary liberty by virtue of cash bail can act or order whether or not they can be validly rearrested, if at all, and not by the unilateral action of the PNP nor the AFP [Armed Forces of the Philippines, much less even by the mere instructions of the GRP President.”
“We have been waiting for so long. Why do our loved ones remain in detention?”
When Rodrigo Duterte became president in mid-2016, many were confident that he would bring about genuine change in the country. Included in these hopefuls are the science and technology community, positive that his administration would cease the passive path on tackling scientific development treaded on by previous presidents, and instead undergo a track that will…
“We cannot accept the continued legalization of contractualization and proliferation of agencies.”
“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.”
“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.”
The Communist Party of the Philippines said that GRP President Rodrigo Duterte “would virtually be spitting on the graves of the tens of thousands of martyrs who laid down their lives in the struggle to end the puppet, brutal and rotten Marcos dictatorship.”
For the first time, a Philippine president did not try hard to please or act as a parrot of the US president.