After half a year in power, the dictator’s son proved that he was no champion of human rights and freedom of expression. Impunity has persisted as evidenced in the killing of radio broadcaster Percy Lapid. Tokhang became Bida but extrajudicial killings did not stop. Red-tagging remains the de facto policy of the state in dealing with critics and activists despite the claim of the Justice secretary that it is only a term invented by the Left.
Youth group’s Facebook Page deleted, members locked out after multiple log-in attempts
“We vehemently condemn this brazen attack on the youth. This is a conscious and orchestrated attack to deplatform dissent and to silence the critical voice of the youth.”
Chad Booc hailed as ‘Bayani ng Kalikasan’
“He left the safety of our supportive and loving hometown to serve the Lumad and their struggles for self-determination and to protect their ancestral lands from mining companies.”
Land and Life: The Tumandok People of Panay and their Struggle
If put together as bits and parts of a large puzzle, all the repressions, oppressions, marginalizations and directed violations of Tumandok rights as indigenous people the picture amount to ethnocide. There exists a deliberate and systematic destruction of their life and culture as vulnerable people.
#KaJomaLives | Progressives immortalize Sison’s legacy in people’s movement for change
“We gather today not just to mourn but to pay tribute.”
NPA pays tribute to Jose Maria Sison
Early morning of December 26, New People’s Army (NPA) in Bicol region showcased 21-gun salute as tribute to Jose Maria Sison, the founding chairperson of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) Central Committee.
Facebook censors women’s group page over tributes for late CPP founder
“Facebook’s role in censoring free speech and enabling the rise of authoritarian regimes all over the world has been well-documented.”
A revolution post-Joma Sison? Wife, fellow peace panel Julie says Joma optimistic that the revolution will win
In his last days in a hospital in The Netherlands, CPP founding chairman Jose Maria Sison remained optimistic, saying that the current situation in the Philippines will remain a fertile ground to advance people’s fight.
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Nasino visits baby River’s grave after ‘traumatizing’ goodbye
Political prisoner Reina Mae Nasino visited her late daughter, baby River Emmanuelle’s grave after three years of incarceration on charges that were found to have failed to establish strong footing.
SB19’s ‘Nyebe’ is a reminder that ‘White Christmas’ isn’t wonderland
More than just showing what went on behind the scenes of their world tour, the Nyebe visualizer encapsulated and highlighted the longing, and sadness of living and working overseas.