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Peasant killings on the rise, 109 murdered

“Majority of the killings happened during Martial Law in Mindanao and are linked to agrarian cases and land disputes.” The post Peasant killings on the rise, 109 murdered appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Marcos Martial Law rights victims to get reparation on or before May

Along with other former youth activists, now also in their senior years, SELDA members trooped last Wednesday, January 17, to the office of the Human Rights Victims’ Claims Board for a meeting with its chairperson, Lina Sarmiento. The post Marcos Martial Law rights victims to get reparation on or before May appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Human rights abuses recorded in the first 2 weeks of 2018

Karapatan secretary general Cristina Palabay revealed the rising statistics and intensifying attacks on people’s civil and political rights under President Duterte’s administration. The post Human rights abuses recorded in the first 2 weeks of 2018 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Youth groups call to 'LiftMartialLaw and fight for human rights

“Let's remember the historical significance of the FQS and tightly hold on to its lesson that there is no other way to preserve our rights but to unite and fight against all forms of fascism and dictatorship.” The post Youth groups call to #LiftMartialLaw and fight for human rights appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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The poverty of anti-poverty policy

Almost every Philippine regime since that of Diosdado Macapagal has at least paid lip service to ending the poverty that in varying degrees of intensity haunts this country and millions of its people. Macapagal saw poverty as the legacy of the unfinished Revolution of 1896, which because of US conquest and intervention failed to deliver… The post The poverty of anti-poverty policy appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Bullying tactics on con-ass, stiff stalemate on voting

Through bullying tactics the House “super-majority” last Tuesday approved, by a voice vote (“ayes” and “nays”), Concurrent Resolution No. 9 which calls for Congress to act as constituent assembly or “con-ass” to revise the 1987 Constitution. The purported goal: to change the form of government from the current unitary to a federal system, a project… The post Bullying tactics on con-ass, stiff stalemate on voting appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Fisherfolk group slams joint research with China in PH Rise

“The ‘joint research’ is clearly a new manipulative move by China for territorial expansion and usurpation.” The post Fisherfolk group slams joint research with China in PH Rise appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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The two blades

By DEE AYROSO The post The two blades appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2018Related News

Vigilance and action needed to protect our rights

By BENJIE OLIVEROS Bulatlat perspective It could have been a simple case of a corporation being penalized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for violations of corporate law or the Constitution. Usually the SEC acts when a complaint against a corporation is filed, in an intra-corporate battle, or when a corporation is remiss it… The post Vigilance and action needed to protect our rights appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Unanswered questions about the Marawi City conflict

The official narrative leaves much to be explained about how and why the conflict started and was fought the way it was, causingas it did, mass evacuation and the destruction of the city. The post Unanswered questions about the Marawi City conflict appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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'BlackFriday protests set in defense of press freedom

“It will be up to us, media and the citizenry, to work together to thwart the dark goals of the tyrant Duterte. It will be up to us to resist any return to dictatorship in the Philippines.” By RONALYN V. OLEA Bulatlat.com MANILA — Journalists and press freedom advocates are calling on all citizens to… The post #BlackFriday protests set in defense of press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘There is no legal basis to extend martial law in Mindanao’ – petitioners

“To imply that martial law with its extraordinary powers is a benign solution to our problems is a misrepresentation that has a conditioning effect on our people to accept authoritarianism until it’s too late to stop, and this should not be allowed to happen." The post ‘There is no legal basis to extend martial law in Mindanao’ – petitioners appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Salary increases for soldiers, police, but not for teachers, government employees

“Civilian employees will be left far behind by their armed counterparts although they have similar, even higher qualifications, or have spent equal, even more years in government service.” The post Salary increases for soldiers, police, but not for teachers, government employees appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2018Related News

Student journalists condemn attacks on press freedom

"Several campus publications and student journalists across the country have been subjected to various forms of harassment, red-tagging and military surveillance." The post Student journalists condemn attacks on press freedom appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Protesters of TRAIN, Duterte’s cha-cha to House of Representatives: ‘Pity our children’

“Federalism is just a smokescreen for cha-cha.” The post Protesters of TRAIN, Duterte’s cha-cha to House of Representatives: ‘Pity our children’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

NUJP hits proposal to restrain free press, expression

“This proposal is as dangerous as it is, to put it as plainly as possible, stupid.” The post NUJP hits proposal to restrain free press, expression appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Waltzing with a dictator?| House resolution to convene ConAss for charter change hurriedly passed

“This Congress is a joke. An important matter as amendments to the Constitution was railroaded, interpellations were abruptly stopped, and the period of debate disregarded.” The post Waltzing with a dictator?| House resolution to convene ConAss for charter change hurriedly passed appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Conspiracy 2018

A plot is afoot to stop the holding of the 2019 midterm elections. But that already base scheme doesn’t stop there. Once constitutional amendments are approved, or a new constitution is in place, during the transition period to a federal form of government the masterminds also want the terms of the elected government officials who… The post Conspiracy 2018 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Differing views on con-ass may check federalism rush

Two conflicting viewpoints have arisen on how Congress can transform itself into a constituent assembly, as prescribed by the 1987 Constitution, to amend or revise the Charter and enable a shift from a unitary to a federal form of government – a key project of President Duterte, which he told Mandaluyong businessmen in a speech… The post Differing views on con-ass may check federalism rush appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Tokhang, trolls and Arroyo generals

The UP Third World Studies Center organized a research workshop on ‘Violence, Human Rights and Democracy in the Philippines.’ I submitted a short essay in response to the workshop question: “Based on your knowledge of and experience in your locality, do you think that the Duterte administration is violent?” President Rodrigo Duterte has been a… The post Tokhang, trolls and Arroyo generals appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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