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Balik-Tanaw | Be ready to speak the truth

Today’s gospel provides us guidance on how to be disciples today. To be able to share the Good News, we must be ready to speak the truth. We should come prepared for some people to reject us because God’s ways are different. Do not expect royalties, retainers, commissions, and other rewards for it is not promised. The post Balik-Tanaw | Be ready to speak the truth appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Will the government hear the people sing?

“We call on all the concerned sectors to stand together against the continuing wave of red-tagging and terrorist-labelling and to vigorously defend freedom of expression, freedom of the press, freedom of association and the right to peaceably assemble.” The post Will the government hear the people sing? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Hobbling along

The fall of socialist regimes and the restoration of capitalism in many countries in the 1990s provoked the view that the current stage of history is also its last. The adherents of the theory that liberal democracy is the pinnacle of political evolution are correct: individual freedom and self-rule are the prerogatives of all of humanity. But democracy has never been as imperiled as it is today by the tyrants who rule in its name. Despite the economic and social crises that afflict not only the poorest countries of the world but also the wealthiest, no alternative seems to be available, the only prospect being more of the same. The post Hobbling along appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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UN expert, international groups demand junking of charges vs Karapatan, 2 other groups

“The perjury case brought by the government may also be a form of retaliation for the human rights activities of these local human rights defenders. We have seen in recent years that many defenders have been dragged before the courts, smeared, red tagged and murdered in the Philippines. This intimidation should stop immediately." The post UN expert, international groups demand junking of charges vs Karapatan, 2 other groups appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Int’l media groups stand in solidarity with Bulatlat over website blocking

International media organizations are appalled over the National Telecommunications Commission’s order blocking online access to Bulatlat and fellow alternative news Pinoy Weekly, which the Philippine government accused of having terror links. The post Int’l media groups stand in solidarity with Bulatlat over website blocking appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 25th, 2022Related News

Marcos Jr. urged to act on getting testimony of Filipina on death row in Indonesia

A group of overseas Filipino workers challenged President-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to act accordingly on the case of Filipina on death row Mary Jane Veloso. The post Marcos Jr. urged to act on getting testimony of Filipina on death row in Indonesia appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Progressives say blocking of their websites reminiscent of Marcos Sr. days

“This situation is like a throwback to 1972 when Marcos Sr. closed down private media and broadcasting networks and maintained only government mouthpieces." The post Progressives say blocking of their websites reminiscent of Marcos Sr. days appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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ICC to resume probe on drug-related killings

“Under the Rome Statute’s core principle of complementarity, States always have the first opportunity to investigate allegations of such crimes committed on their territory or by their nationals. However, when national authorities fail to act, the Court must step in, and that is why I have filed today’s application." The post ICC to resume probe on drug-related killings appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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The blocking

By DEE AYROSO The post The blocking appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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What you need to know about the blocking of Bulatlat website, 26 others

Bulatlat has condemned this move as prior restraint against protected speech, adding that this is based on hearsay of National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. The post What you need to know about the blocking of Bulatlat website, 26 others appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Peddling misinformation?

By ROBERT ELARDO The post Peddling misinformation? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Why are the powers that be so afraid of our truth-telling?

This is prior restraint against protected speech. It is downright unacceptable as it is based on Esperon's mere hearsay. The post Why are the powers that be so afraid of our truth-telling? appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives

“No matter who is in power, we have remained fearless in our truth-telling. We will continue our work while we also consider all legal remedies available to question, and stop yet another state-sponsored repression." The post Bulatlat raises alarm against gov’t order to block sites of independent media, progressives appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Balik-Tanaw | The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

On the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, the Eucharist shows us that the way forward is not to focus on ourselves and on our “truths” but to move toward others, especially those who are in need, as Jesus Christ had shown us in his life, ministry, passion and resurrection. There are no alternative truths and we cannot own the truth. The post Balik-Tanaw | The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 19th, 2022Related News

A deeply ingrained militaristic mindset

Yesterday president-in-waiting Ferdinand Marcos Jr. named Juan Ponce Enrile as his presidential legal counsel. A key implementor during Marcos Sr.’s martial law dictatorship, Enrile figured prominently in the latter’s ouster by popular uprising in 1986. He still faces charges of plunder as former Senate president. The post A deeply ingrained militaristic mindset appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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The independence they fought for

Independence of mind as well as of the Filipino nation that was yet to be was what Rizal, Bonifacio, Apolinario Mabini, and company wrote, fought and died for. And they are inextricably linked, the first being the essential condition for the achievement of the second. The post The independence they fought for appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Never in my life have I committed terrorism’ – former peace panel chairperson

“For the past three decades I have always worked for just peace to reign in the Philippines and for the Filipino people. Members of the government peace negotiating panels and other GRP officials can attest to this." The post ‘Never in my life have I committed terrorism’ – former peace panel chairperson appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2022Related News

Prioritize wage hike instead of Philhealth premium – solon

"We strongly urge the suspension of the Philhealth premium hike amid the soaring prices of basic goods, commodities and services. The hike has already caused the failure of payment of teachers' loans with their measly salaries barely sufficient for their daily needs following the implementation of the premium hike last June 15." The post Prioritize wage hike instead of Philhealth premium – solon appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Now free of charges, Sitio San Roque residents still face uncertainties

Their unlawful arrest brought to mind how while the rest of the world is being plagued by a storm that is the COVID-19, not everyone is able to ride the tides with sturdy boats. The post Now free of charges, Sitio San Roque residents still face uncertainties appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Difficult times ahead for jeepney, tricycle drivers as oil price continue to hike

"No matter what we do, it seems that it is still not enough." The post Difficult times ahead for jeepney, tricycle drivers as oil price continue to hike appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJun 17th, 2022Related News