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The social basis of Filipino conservatism

  By JUSTIN UMALI Bulatlat.com In the wake of Facebook’s recent shutdown of state-sponsored fake pages and accounts, it’s easy to overlook that there are other aspects aside from state fascism. Since Duterte signed Executive Order 70 in December 2018, the National Task Force to End the Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) has busied itself… The post The social basis of Filipino conservatism appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Environment secretary urged to suspend Manila Bay ‘beach nourishment’ project

BY AARON MACARAEG Bulatlat.com MANILA– Fisherfolk group Pamalakaya urged on Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu to suspend “beach nourishment” project in Manila Bay following his suspension order for two mining firms involved in the extraction and processing of dolomite in Alcoy, Cebu. Pamalakaya called it “absurd” that while the mining projects involved in production… The post Environment secretary urged to suspend Manila Bay ‘beach nourishment’ project appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Bacoor residents face threat of eviction despite pandemic

"We know that we, residents of Sitio Silangan ... have a right to the lands that we cultivated.” The post Bacoor residents face threat of eviction despite pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Balik-Tanaw | 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Obedience

How do we express our love for Him and keep His commandments? It is written everywhere in the Bible and still much relevant today. Love those who He loves: the poor, hungry, homeless, prisoners, persecuted, lonely, and hopeless. Have preferential option for the marginalized, disadvantaged, disenfranchised, isolated, and excluded. The post Balik-Tanaw | 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Obedience appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Groups hail bill seeking to suspend US military aid to the PH amid rights abuses

“We must withdraw U.S. military support from this growing dictatorship." The post Groups hail bill seeking to suspend US military aid to the PH amid rights abuses appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Actions urged to follow Duterte’s speech at UN

But over the years, Duterte has attacked human rights advocacy groups as “enemies of the state,” also church leaders, priests, pastors and nuns. He even berated the Commission on Human Rights (a constitutional body) for criticizing certain policies or pronouncements of his government. He talked (confusedly or maliciously) of “detractors pass(ing) themselves off as human rights advocates while preying on the most vulnerable humans: even using children as soldiers or human shields in [armed] encounters.” The post Actions urged to follow Duterte’s speech at UN appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Abetting the information crisis

The Duterte regime’s denying the public access to government information prevents the populace’s meaningful involvement in the politics and governance of this country as the essential condition to bringing about the social, economic and political changes needed to bring it to the 21st century — changes Mr. Duterte was promising during his 2016 campaign for the Presidency, and in anticipation of which he was elected by 33% of the electorate The post Abetting the information crisis appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Historical Revisionism: Concept and Practice

Indeed, various online platforms became the primary means for fake news peddlers and negative historical revisionists to spread their propaganda. The only way defeat efforts at dismantling the truth is to tirelessly persuade and reeducate Filipinos using reliable and credible source materials, some of which are accessible online. The post Historical Revisionism: Concept and Practice appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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‘Weaponizing human rights?’ | Rights group refutes Duterte’s ‘lies’ at the UN assembly

"Duterte would rather discredit human rights defenders and institutions than acknowledge that there are extrajudicial killings and other violations in the Philippines. He continues to deny what the whole world has already come to recognize." The post ‘Weaponizing human rights?’ | Rights group refutes Duterte’s ‘lies’ at the UN assembly appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Gov’t urged to halt demolition of urban poor communities amid pandemic

At a time when Filipino families are being told to stay at home, urban poor families in Intramuros said they have not received any relocation program at all. Residents also lamented that the Manila police has been assisting the private company in carrying out the demolition. The post Gov’t urged to halt demolition of urban poor communities amid pandemic appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Political prisoner’s baby hospitalized after showing COVID-19 symptoms

Kapatid said that they have repeatedly warned of the consequences of separating Nasino and her baby. However, both the Regional Trial Court and the Supreme Court did not heed their call to release Reina Mae Nasino to allow her to take care of her baby even for at least a year. The post Political prisoner’s baby hospitalized after showing COVID-19 symptoms appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Resist attempts to forget Martial Law – novelist

“Don't forget those who disappeared, whose mother died searching for his son, those who were tortured, those who were killed, the friends who were raped. Let us not allow anyone to erase them from our history." The post Resist attempts to forget Martial Law – novelist appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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In defense of the Philippines

Ever since Duterte declared the longest standing COVID-19 lockdown in the world back in March 15, 2020 up to the present, we have monitored at least 555 environmental defenders who have suffered human rights abuses. The post In defense of the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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How the mosquito press fought the disinformation under Marcos*

Undoubtedly, the mosquito press played a crucial role in informing the citizenry, which helped propel the movement to oust the late dictator. The post How the mosquito press fought the disinformation under Marcos* appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Facebook removes fake accounts linked to military, police

BY RAYMUND VILLANUEVA Bulatlat.com/Kodao Productions Fake social media accounts meant to mislead Filipinos and supportive of President Rodrigo Duterte are linked to the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Facebook revealed. In an announcement Tuesday, September 22, Facebook Head of Security Policy Nathaniel Gleicher said the company removed accounts… The post Facebook removes fake accounts linked to military, police appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny

By Menchani Tilendo (Bulatlat.com) MANILA–Unlike the past years, September 21 #NeverAgain protests this year were anticipated with relatively less elderly participants due to the health risk brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, several of them showed up in the front lines of the contingent at UP Diliman, University Avenue. Occupying the first three layers of… The post Martial Law survivors now fighting Duterte’s tyranny appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Campaign for legal defense of journalists launched

“Today, we renew our commitment to defend press freedom by serving the people's right to know. Let our vow be: A free press for free people.” The post Campaign for legal defense of journalists launched appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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1 journalist killed, another arrested in just 2 days

“The impunity with which journalists continue to be attacked and killed is the same impunity that drives the continued killings in the government’s war on drugs and the continued assassination of activists and human rights defenders.”  The post 1 journalist killed, another arrested in just 2 days appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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In Defense of the Philippines

April 6, 2020. There were 26 indigenous Tuwali people standing in the middle of a mining access road in Nueva Vizcaya province—socially distanced two meters apart, face masks on—the COVID-19 pandemic were already in the Philippines then. The barricaders from the Village of Didipio were the only ones standing in the way of some 100… The post In Defense of the Philippines appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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Women community journalists bear brunt of intensifying media repression in PH

“Journalism is not a crime. Instead of targeting the messengers, the authorities should instead be investigating and dealing with the real perpetrators of violence, corruption and rights abuses.” The post Women community journalists bear brunt of intensifying media repression in PH appeared first on Bulatlat......»»

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