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'UndoingDuterte | Five years of state terror

Under the Duterte administration, Karapatan has noted a pattern of using search warrants issued by executive judges in Quezon City and Manila regional trial courts to conduct police and military raids on homes and offices of the progressive leaders and activists which led to the killings or if not, end up arrested after supposed “evidence” were gathered by the authorities. The post #UndoingDuterte | Five years of state terror appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource: bulatlat bulatlatJul 27th, 2021

IS fighter pleads guilty to terror charge

WASHINGTON, United States — An American who fought with the Islamic State group for five years before being captured and sent home pleaded guilty Wednesday to supporting a terror group, the Justice Department announced. Texas-born Omer Kuzu, 23, spent five years handling communications for the jihadist group before his capture last year by the Syrian Democratic […] The post IS fighter pleads guilty to terror charge appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2020

Together, our Singapore spirit

The Republic of Singapore turned 56 on Aug. 9, 2021. The last 56 years may have been rife with challenges, but our small city state in Southeast Asia has continued to not only survive, but also thrive......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Nail-biting drama in agriculture sector continues

Putting a positive slant on the state of Philippine agriculture is perhaps a most painful task for William A. Dar, who just recently gave a report of his accomplishments as agriculture secretary after two years in office......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2021

Governance prospects for 2022 and beyond

After five years of the Duterte presidency, the administration’s governance and performance certainly merit scrutiny. Stratbase ADR Institute’s recent virtual town hall discussion on the “State of Philippine Governance: A Five-Year Review of the Duterte Presidency” saw participants discussing a gamut of issues and concerns spanning the social, political, and economic landscape of the Duterte […] The post Governance prospects for 2022 and beyond appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

Myanmar junta chief says new elections in two years

Myanmar's junta chief said Sunday that elections would be held and a state of emergency lifted by August 2023, extending the military's initial timeline given when it deposed Aung San Suu Kyi six months ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Swan song

The joke Monday night was that two records were broken: one by weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, who finally gave the Philippines its first ever Olympic gold medal in 97 years, and the other by President Duterte, for the longest State of the Nation Address ever, at a grueling two hours and 46 minutes......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | 25 massacres recorded

Cristina Palabay, secretary general of Karapatan, said that in implementing counterinsurgency policies, state forces have made no distinction between legitimate dissent and armed struggles, and wrongly equated such to terrorism. The post #UndoingDuterte | 25 massacres recorded appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

FULL TEXT: Duterte s 2021 State of the Nation Address

When I assumed the presidency five years ago, dominant in my mind were dreams and visions of a better life for all Filipinos. I saw them as reachable through the institution of reforms and radical changes in both the structure of government and the mode of governance — changes designed [to yield] responsibility [and] accountability......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | OFWs gained nothing under Duterte admin, says migrant rights group

Overseas Filipino workers and their families only saw broken campaign promises in the last five years of the Duterte presidency. The post #UndoingDuterte | OFWs gained nothing under Duterte admin, says migrant rights group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte| Five years of bloody drug war, kin of victims fight for justice

“We will not just cry, sit down and do nothing. We are victims who have learned to fight for justice not only for ourselves but for the other families as well.” The post #UndoingDuterte| Five years of bloody drug war, kin of victims fight for justice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Group calls Duterte’s last SONA ‘Speech Of No Accomplishment’

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Movement for Transformative Politics (MTP) – Gahum sa Katawhan is calling President Rodrigo Duterte’s sixth and last State of the Nation Address (SONA) the ‘Speech Of No Accomplishment.’ Hal Atienza, co-convenor of MTP-Gahum sa Katawhan, said it should be called as such considering that for the past five years, there […] The post Group calls Duterte’s last SONA ‘Speech Of No Accomplishment’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

Human rights under Duterte so far: Killings, threats and a terror law

Here is a glimpse of what happened in the justice and human rights sector in the past five years under the Duterte administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

The last Sona

Today, July 26, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte will deliver his last State of the Nation Address. He is expected to tick off the gains made by his administration in the last five years particularly on the three "wars" that his presidential run focused on: on drugs, on corruption and on poverty and social injustice. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 26th, 2021

President Duterte’s last Sona: Cebu benefited from Build, Build, Build’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte is set to hold his last State of the Nation Address (Sona) tomorrow, Monday (July 25). And several officials here in Cebu are expecting the Chief Executive to lay bare the accomplishments his administration made in the past five years, particularly the ‘Build, Build, Build’ program. Cebu City […] The post President Duterte’s last Sona: Cebu benefited from Build, Build, Build’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

'UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime

With President Duterte down to his last months in office, community health advocates say health spending is an election issue that must be addressed – a first step in undoing the sorry state of the country’s public health care under an administration that won with a promise of tapang at malasakit. The post #UndoingDuterte | Public health’s sorry state under an unapologetic regime appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJul 25th, 2021

Duterte gets failing mark from teachers

MANILA, Philippines — Teachers on Tuesday gave President Rodrigo Duterte a failing mark for his “consistently poor performance” in fulfilling his commitment to the education sector five years into his presidency, saying the state of education in the Philippines only grew worse under his leadership. The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) slammed the Duterte administration […] The post Duterte gets failing mark from teachers appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 21st, 2021

Chan parades strong healthcare services, solid COVID-19 response in SOCA

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan highlighted the accomplishments of his administration in the last two years during his State of the City Address (SOCA) on Thursday afternoon, July 8, 2021, at Gaisano Island Mall-Mactan, Barangay Pajo, here. The mayor’s SOCA focused on health services, frontline services, tourism, infrastructure, organization and […] The post Chan parades strong healthcare services, solid COVID-19 response in SOCA appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Who’ll Be the Chosen One?

The question I posed above is very challenging, exciting, imperative, and timely. Right?   However, before I tackle it curiously and seriously, allow me to have this sort of trivia-cum-post prandial reflections.                   The original acronym of the Catanduanes State University was changed, two or three years ago, from CSU to CatSU as per CHED decision. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2021

A win against state terror | Charges vs. teacher who joked about Duterte dropped for 3rd time

A progressive teachers' group hailed the decision of an Olongapo City prosecutor, saying this is a win against state terror. The post A win against state terror | Charges vs. teacher who joked about Duterte dropped for 3rd time appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Category: newsSource:  bulatlatRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Jacob Zuma, former South African president, sentenced to 15 months in contempt – El Financiero

Jacob Zuma, who has been repeatedly identified as responsible for abetting the looting of state funds during his nine years in South Africa, was sentenced.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 29th, 2021