“It is important that peace talks continue as this is one of the avenues to resolve the roots of armed conflict.”
Month: December 2020
Thanks for the clearer vision: A 2020 yearender
By DEE AYROSO
Vaccines not panacea for poor COVID-19 response
Health advocate and community doctor Josh San Pedro said that mass testing remains important amid the increasing number of cases, and the new coronavirus variant, which is proving to be more transmissible. After all, vaccines have no 100 efficacy rate and that chances of getting infected remain.
Son of peace consultant arrested in Bulacan
Karapatan-Central Luzon said the arrest and detention of Philip Alcantara is but another attempt to force his father to surface and surrender to the military.
Gov’t troops massacre 9 Tumandok in Panay
12th Infantry Battalion-Philippine Army (12IBPA) troopers and the Philippine National Police in Western Visayas swooped down on Tumandok communities in Calinog in Iloilo and Tapaz in Capiz and killed nine civilians in a Synchronized Enhanced Management of Police Operation (SEMPO).
Rizal police continue to hostage remains of slain farm worker
“We continue to condemn the AFP-PNP’s modus operandi of hostaging remains and burying under lies the truth about what really happened to these five civilians,” Karapatan ST said.
How ‘ako chamber’ diminishes us all, including our activism
The internet has many uses and one thing it conveniently offers is the boosting of individualism while rebranding it as a platform of empowerment. It poses unique challenges for community building and the pursuit of activism.
By DEE AYROSO
Fake tahong, reclamation, POGO: Invasive species to Bacoor fishermen
“The sea is getting smaller for us,” Bohol said. “We are being demolished, our homes set on fire. I wish my child would be able to find another means of living [when he grows up].” – Gilbert Bohol
Balik-Tanaw | The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, a Reflection
“…the life of our brothers and sisters in this huge family is still in such agony of waiting. Waiting for this pandemic to cease, waiting for the end of this seemingly unending terror attacks in many forms and waiting for families to get reunited because there is no more migration due to hunger and poverty. “
NPA expands despite military’s all-out offensives – CPP
The CPP reported that the steady expansion of the areas of operation of the NPA renders large-scale AFP operations ineffective as the government troops fail to encircle and overpower the smaller NPA units.