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WakaSONA: Progressives call to end Duterte presidency as his last SONA nears

"There are different creative forms of protest that will take place on Monday to show that we are standing up against attacks on our freedom, our environment, our health, and our rights.” The post WakaSONA: Progressives call to end Duterte presidency as his last SONA nears appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2021Related News

'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......»»

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'UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant

To identify close contacts up to third or fourth degree, community health advocates said that contact tracing has to rely on an already robust public health system which the Philippines does not have in the first place. The post #UndoingDuterte | Poor contact tracing amid deadly Delta variant appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 25th, 2021Related News

Union groups give Duterte’s performance a grade of ‘poor, poor, poor’

A local advertisement here in the Philippines once asked – where can your P20 bring you? For government workers here, it meant a measly salary increase in the last five years of President Rodrigo Duterte. The post Union groups give Duterte’s performance a grade of ‘poor, poor, poor’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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'UndoingDuterte | Small businesses appeal for government support amid pandemic challenges

Micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) owners are still trying to get back on their feet after enduring the burden of the world’s longest lockdown. The post #UndoingDuterte | Small businesses appeal for government support amid pandemic challenges appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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'UndoingDuterte | Duterte’s economic legacy: Crisis worse than pandemic

Data show that the policies and programs of Duterte continued and inflamed the structural crisis of our economy. To be sure, the pandemic made it more acute. But make no mistake - Duterte’s economic legacy is far worse than the pandemic. The post #UndoingDuterte | Duterte’s economic legacy: Crisis worse than pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 24th, 2021Related News

Blood Rush | Unrest

This latest terrorist designation on the NDFP is a fascistic act of casting the net so wide in order to tag the armed revolutionary group as a growing network. That it comes with the government’s inability to contain the probable spread of the much feared COVID-19 Delta variant is no longer a shocker. The post Blood Rush | Unrest appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 22nd, 2021Related News

Tagum court junks murder charges against 6 activists

“True enough, the dismissal of the case is a step forward, but there is much to be done that necessitates our collective action and continuing calls for accountability and justice." The post Tagum court junks murder charges against 6 activists appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2021Related News

Art is political, 'Tumindig artist says

"We will not remain silent and allow the machinations of Duterte and his cronies to maintain power, nor let them sweep their sins against the nation under a rug." The post Art is political, #Tumindig artist says appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 21st, 2021Related News

Prominent lawyers belie Duterte’s VP immunity claim, assail ‘self-serving interests’

Prominent Filipino lawyers debunked President Rodrigo Duterte’s claim during his party assembly on July 17 that his possible vice presidential bid for the 2022 elections will give him immunity against suit. The post Prominent lawyers belie Duterte’s VP immunity claim, assail ‘self-serving interests’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 20th, 2021Related News

Olongapo court junks terror case vs 2 Aeta farmers

A local court said that two Aeta farmers charged with terrorism were just running at the moment of their arrest, and thus, their warrantless arrest was unlawful. The post Olongapo court junks terror case vs 2 Aeta farmers appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Activists arrested in Quezon City are humanitarian workers – group

Karapatan-Caraga said that Julieta Gomez and Niezel Velasco are both engaged humanitarian work over the years. In fact, the group said that “officers and personnel of some of government agencies in the region know them personally as they have coordinated activities particularly with the Department of Social Welfare and Development and local government units in the Surigao and Agusan provinces and several municipalities.” The post Activists arrested in Quezon City are humanitarian workers – group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Nanay Mameng, mother of Philippine urban poor struggle, passes on

"Without a doubt, oppressors are shaken by her voice. When Nanay Mameng speaks, everyone listens." The post Nanay Mameng, mother of Philippine urban poor struggle, passes on appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

Terror council designates NDFP as terror group

The Anti Terrorism Council has designated the National Democratic Front of the Philippines as a terrorist organization, a resolution dated June 23 read. The post Terror council designates NDFP as terror group appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 19th, 2021Related News

Advocates push for children’s mental health wellness

Rights advocates and child psychology experts pointed this out, underscoring the importance of ensuring and promoting children’s mental health amid the pandemic in the recent webinar organized by the Children’s Rehabilitation Center The post Advocates push for children’s mental health wellness appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Youth group alarmed over ‘continuing culture of violence in military institutions’

The culture of violence in the country’s military institutions continues to be evident in an alleged case of maltreatment and hazing resulting in the death of a cadet – this time from the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy. The post Youth group alarmed over ‘continuing culture of violence in military institutions’ appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Filipino journalists, newsrooms unite to ensure integrity of 2022 election coverage

More than 300 journalists and 40 news organizations signed the pledge to show their commitment to fact-based election coverage and monitor election campaigns to ensure the integrity of the elections in 2022. The post Filipino journalists, newsrooms unite to ensure integrity of 2022 election coverage appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 17th, 2021Related News

Taal residents still without sufficient aid

In the past months, residents of communities near Taal Volcano have been trying to recover from the devastation brought by its 2020 eruption. Their efforts, however, are once again under threat with increased volcanic activities in the past weeks. The post Taal residents still without sufficient aid appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2021Related News

Dismissed cases: A look at the invalid search warrants vs red-tagged activists

The recent granting of numerous motions to quash cases that were enabled by questionable warrants proves that errors have been made. The post Dismissed cases: A look at the invalid search warrants vs red-tagged activists appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2021Related News

Neil Doloricon, people’s artist, dies at 63

"My art activism and activist art are life-long struggles to make life for myself and many others free and alive on paper, canvas, print as well as in the real humane world." - Neil Doloricon The post Neil Doloricon, people’s artist, dies at 63 appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

Source: Bulatlat BulatlatCategory: NewsJul 16th, 2021Related News