“The arrest of Belen is a very clear example of the dangers of red-tagging, resulting in violations to the right to life, liberty and security of human rights defenders, including indigenous women human rights defenders who are fighting for their communities’ land, resources and rights.”
Month: October 2020
Southern Tagalog workers clamor for speedy, timely distribution of 13th month pay
Providing workers with their “bare minimum government mandated benefits” is not enough to solve the crisis workers are facing.
WATCH: ‘Hindi namin kayo titigilan’
Listen to a poem of the late peasant advocate Randall Echanis performed by Ian Lomongo.
‘Rouge Gallery’: Men wear red lipstick vs red-tagging
Men took up actor Angel Locsin’s red lipstick challenge in protest of Armed Forces of the Philippines Southern Luzon Command chief Lt. General Antonio Parlade Jr.’s latest red-tagging spree against government critics.
Petitioners urge SC to halt enforcement of terror law
“The issuance of the IRR has set the stage for the unimpeded implementation of the assailed law; the targeting of activists and critics of the government; the suppression of dissent; and the curtailment of civil and political rights, all in the altar of national security,” the motion read.
LOOK: Netizens say #NoToRedTagging #YesToRedLipstick
Netizens used the hastags #YesToRedLipstick and #NoToRedTagging to call out Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade’s red-tagging of advocates.
Duterte’s new tack on drug killings: take the rap
Several times in the last four years, whenever he talked about his “war on drugs” carried out by the Philippine National Police and the thousands of killings attributed to it, President Duterte insistently denied the killings were state-sponsored, or that they had been instigated by him. Last Monday night, however, addressing the people on state…
Balik-Tanaw | Responding to God and neighbor
There is always the love and compassion that summon me to respond to the Others without filling them fully or arriving finally to the end.
Health workers call tax exemption for temporary workers divisive
“This is divisive and deceptive among our ranks because all health workers whether temporary or regular are all prone to the deadly virus in hospital and health facilities.”
IN PHOTOS: Local products showcased in farmers’ market
Local vegetables were from Bulacan farmers who have been decrying the demolition of their farms, particularly in San Jose del Monte area.
Experts, advocates say terror law is dangerous, open to abuse
With the release of implementing rules and regulations, experts and concerned citizens see the potential of the law of being abused and used against those who simply want to express their opinion on issues affecting the country.