By DEE AYROSO
Month: October 2020
Reina, in the eyes of fellow activists
A 22-year-old activist from Smokey Mountain shares how from being her parent’s perennial headache, she rose to the challenges of fighting for their community through now jailed activist Reina Nasino’s help.
Morado comrades: Alamat # 1
By TILDE ACUÑA
‘Injustice led to the death of Baby River’
Nasino’s counsel, Katherine Panguban of the National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers said that baby River Emmanuelle did not simply die of pneumonia but of the prevailing injustice in the country.
Triple whammy for Filipino farmers: pandemic, liberalization and human rights abuses
“The strict lockdown crippled us. On top of the ongoing militarization in our community, it is difficult to survive. Many of us only have a handful of our produce.”
Political prisoner’s mother worried about daughter’s condition
“There is no reason especially why the prison authorities will not allow us to send food, flowers and solace to Reina Mae at this lowest point in her life.”
Ombudsman junks raps filed by Mindanao journo against police, military
“Even if the Ombudsman dismissed the case, it doesn’t change the fact that the PNP [Philippine National Police] and top leaders have admitted their folly when their minions arrested me.“
Collective support from communities, important in protecting truth tellers
“If you do not involve the public in your problem, then you cannot practice what you preach.”
The bark before the bite
By DEE AYROSO
Thousands displaced by typhoon Quinta in Quezon, other parts of Southern Tagalog
Most of the families affected in the province are farmers. Although the southern area of Quezon is no stranger to typhoons and storms, the devastation and loss of livelihood caused by Typhoon Quinta becomes costlier now due to the ongoing pandemic.
DOJ junks kidnapping, other charges vs. rights lawyer, youth leaders
“Another victory for the youth — a clear manifestation of fighting for rights and injustices of the Filipino people is not unlawful.”