Even if he’s serious about it, President Rodrigo Duterte’s offer for the Philippines to host a high-level meeting, or summit, on human rights is unlikely to materialize. The leaders of those countries accused of human rights violations would hardly welcome an assembly in which the details of their crimes against humanity and other transgressions will…
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Members of Sikad perform Romulo Sandoval’s 1977 poem, ‘Ang Mga Kriminal’ (The Criminals) during a protest action against Duterte’s war on drugs, Sept. 13 in Manila.
In a symbolic action in Manila on Sept. 19, members of urban poor group Kadamay and artists’ group Resbak portrayed themselves as victims of Duterte’s war on drugs and burn an effigy of the president depicted as ‘Night King.’
As a political activist, sometimes life seems to be one long meeting, or more precisely, an unending series of meetings. Not that I’m complaining. Last Saturday’s meeting was a good one by the standard of one who has been in countless meetings to discuss issues, analyze problems, decide on a course of action, formulate calls,…
By DEE AYROSO
“The murder of Kian is an assault on all of us, especially the poor.”
Ang pakikiramay nila ay magiging karapat-dapat upang bigyan ng hustisya at dignidad ang labi ni Kian de Los Santos at ilanlibong bangkay.
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective The killing of 17-year old Kian Delos Santos has enraged netizens, human rights groups, the Catholic Church, cultural artists, and has alarmed the general public. The brazenness, the impunity, and the lies being peddled as official account of the killing shocked a lot of people. Kian allegedly resisted arrest and…
“We must address the roots of what makes for the proliferation of the illegal drug trade and not just give the police a license to kill.”
“We demand that perpetrators be arrested and punished.”
Victims of drug-related killings and other human rights violations came together in a tearful gathering.