Human rights is nowhere to be found from among the Aquino administration’s priorities. And this has perpetuated, nay worsened, impunity as the Aquino administration has itself committed human rights violations in the course of its own counter-insurgency program Oplan Bayanihan and in pushing the neoliberal agenda in the service of corporate interests.
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Members of progressive organisations from various sectors hurdled police blockades to deliver the true state of the nation, July 27. Photos by Dee Ayroso, Fred Dabu, Anne Marxe D. Umil, Marya Salamat, Bettina Catli, Kathrina Manuel and Christine Cabanatan Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Live performance by LAPIS Produced by Bulatlat Multimedia
“Aquino repeated the general outline of his previous SONAs. It goes like this: first, blame the previous administration, cite parents, then give out some cherry-picked data. Blame anyone else…for other shortcomings.” – Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon
“The Aquino administration has an incurable ineptitude.”
By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective Vice President Jejomar Binay was right when he called the Aquino administration as callous and incompetent. How would one call an administration that refuses to raise the salaries and wages of rank and file workers and employees while allowing the prices and rates of basic services, utilities and commodities to…
On Labor Day, Filipino workers call for the resignation of President Benigno Aquino III for failing to provide adequate jobs, for refusing to grant substantial wage hike, for betraying national sovereignty, among others. Photos by Dee Ayroso, Kathrina Manuel and Ronalyn V. Olea Editing by Ronalyn V. Olea Music: Awit ng Proletaryado by Tambisan sa…
“He promised us, that he would have this case resolved before his administration ends. But where is Jonas now?”
“It appears that even Justice Secretary Leila de Lima was ordered not to act on the complaints we filed against the Cojuangco-Aquinos.”
Progressive groups lambasted President Aquino, who, in a nationally-televised message, passed the blame to the head of the elite police commando unit for the deadly Mamasapano clash.
By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld We write this essay on the third day of the uplifting visit of Pope Francis to the country after his half day stopover at Tacloban City, ground zero of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and nearby Palo, cut short by another one of the innumerable storms that annually badger Eastern Visayas.…