By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective People were half expecting it, and we have always shouted “Never Again!” in response to these threats. And now, President Duterte has made good his threat of declaring martial law in Mindanao and hinted that he is willing to declare it nationwide. Since August 2016, or a little more than…
Tags: martial law
Activists enjoin the public to make their dissenting voice heard outside the Palace gates in Mendiola tomorrow.
“We fear for the effects of war on the civilian population.”
The argument that such values as human rights and the right to life are alien to Asian culture and impositions from the West, is not new. But not since the Martial Law period (1972-1986) and only recently has any Filipino functionary or politician demanded that other countries refrain from criticism of the policies and acts…
Extrajudicial killings, threats of martial law, return of the death penalty – all are reminiscent of the fascist dictatorship.
The ‘infallibility’ of Duterte’s drug war rhetoric has become a convenient front for politically motivated killings.
“It is our future that is at stake here that is why it is only right that we speak out against it (Marcos burial).”
Martial law activists and youths call on the public to join the fight in the arena which the Marcoses cannot control: the streets.
Three universities united in a historic protest on a shared road.
“We cannot accept the rehabilitation of the Marcoses, and their kind of leadership based on swindling, lies, deception.”
“The hasty interment of Marcos’ remains will result in a grave and irreparable injury to the people’s rights as it will send the message that the late dictator, criminal manipulator of the justice system, human rights violator, and plunderer was a hero, politically reversing the many decisions of the Supreme Court, the judgment of the people in EDSA and history.”